Triumph introduced the 2021 Tiger 850 Sport as a replacement for the base-model 900, distinguishing itself from the rest of the lineup as a more affordable and approachable middleweight adventure machine. The 850 Sport received slight revisions, as well as a price reduction to $11,995. Good stuff.
The Tiger 850 Sport uses an identical 888cc, T-plane crankshaft, DOHC inline-triple engine as the 900 family, but with dedicated ECU settings. According to Triumph officials, the ECU tune is said to deliver usable torque lower at lower rpm while providing a friendlier, linear power delivery.
Ahead of an upcoming test, we strapped the Tiger 850 Sport to our in-house Dynojet 250i dyno, recording horsepower and torque measurements. The Tiger recorded a peak 76.93 hp at 8,030 rpm and 54.99 pound-feet at 6,930 rpm. Analyzing the curves, we see roughly 90 percent of usable torque is available from 3,500 rpm to 8,000 rpm, which makes for a seriously flexible a powerplant. Likewise, the power curve is incredibly smooth and linear.