2016 Triumph Tiger Sport - FIRST LOOK REVIEW

Triumph expands on its Tiger platform with new Tiger Sport.

2016 Triumph Tiger Sport static front 3/4 view
2016 Triumph Tiger Sport static front 3/4 view.Courtesy of Triumph

Triumph says the Tiger Sport will be available in matte black or aluminum silver paint. Smaller, less noticeable features include redesigned mirrors, revised engine covers, and grippier footpegs.

Triumph understands that while it'd be nice to park three bikes in your garage and have something for every occasion, budgets, garage space, and a headstrong wife just generally won't allow for that to happen. Point in mind, the manufacturer has designed its recently announced 2016 Tiger Sport to be as versatile as possible, with updated 1050cc engine improving around town prowess and smaller features throughout increasing overall comfort on longer rides out of town.

Updated in part to help Triumph meet new Euro 4 emissions standards, the three-cylinder engine features a revised combustion chamber shape and freer-flowing exhaust; changes that are claimed to not only improve fuel efficiency but also provide more torque. The Sport features a new ride-by-wire throttle as well, which is claimed to improve throttle response.

2016 Triumph Tiger Sport static side view
2016 Triumph Tiger Sport static side view.Courtesy of Triumph

Triumph’s new 2016 Tiger Sport has an updated engine and exhaust for more torque and better fuel economy, in addition to new slip-assist clutch, cruise control, and adjustable screen.

Thanks to the inclusion of that ride-by-wire throttle, Triumph has also been able to bestow the Tiger Sport with traction control and three separate ride modes (Rain, Road, and Sport) that vary power delivery for different riding conditions. Additional aids include cruise control and ABS, with settings for each system displayed via an all-new instrument display.

For added comfort on the highway, Triumph has fitted the Tiger Sport with a height-adjustable screen that uses diffusers to deflect wind away from the rider and is also easily adjusted with just one hand. The bike features new, grippier footpegs, as well a slip-assist clutch that has the added benefit of reduced lever effort, Triumph says.

The 2016 Tiger Sport will be available in matte black or aluminum silver paint, with smaller details like new engine covers and reshaped mirrors finishing off the list of outwardly visible revisions.

Stay tuned for more though, as Triumph says it will have additional information on the bike during the London Motorcycle Show, scheduled for February 12.

2016 Triumph Tiger Sport on-road action
2016 Triumph Tiger Sport on-road action.Courtesy of Triumph

Three ride modes (Sport, Road, and Sport) come standard, as does ABS and traction control.

2016 Triumph Tiger Sport

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Triumph says the Tiger Sport will be available in matte black or aluminum silver paint. Smaller, less noticeable features include redesigned mirrors, revised engine covers, and grippier footpegs.Courtesy of Triumph
2016 Triumph Tiger Sport

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Triumph's new 2016 Tiger Sport has an updated engine and exhaust for more torque and better fuel economy, in addition to new slip-assist clutch, cruise control, and adjustable screen.Courtesy of Triumph
2016 Triumph Tiger Sport motorcycle on the road

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Three ride modes (Sport, Road, and Sport) come standard, as does ABS and traction control.Courtesy of Triumph