British brand Trimph decided to revise the Triumph Tiger 1050 for the 2013 model year. With a revised suspension and geometry, additional 10hp to the three-cylinder motor, a new single-sided swingarm, a slimmer subframe, redesigned fairings and wheels, the bike is now known as the Triumph Tiger Sport that was officially unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show.
The “Sport” will be a great addition to Triumph’s adventure bikes that include the Triumph Tiger 800 and Tiger 1200. Its smaller tires and extra power make the “Sport” more of a sport-touring bike than an adventurer. Plus the new single-sided swingarm makes room for larger panniers making the bike more practical than its predecessor.
Also new are the lower and narrower seat, the reflector headlights and footrests, and the six-speed transmission claimed to offer faster changing of gears. Triumph also claims that the “Sport” will have a 7% increase in range with the same 5.3 fuel tank.
I’ll end with a great quote from Hell for Leather regarding the new Tiger Sport: “changes should make an already fun, practical, fast all-rounder even better. If you’re looking for a high-value bike that can commute, tour (even two-up) and scratch, the Tiger Sport will do all that with a unique three-cylinder character.”