Featured New Tiger 850 Sport

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  1. Streetgirl675

    Streetgirl675 ...otherwise known as Streetgirl765
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    What is everybodys thoughts on this new Tiger? Big reveal on 17th November. Looks pretty cool CC5B71B9-6533-42E2-A2F3-67160FA771F8.jpeg 80BE9720-CDCC-49BA-943F-B99103D6578F.jpeg A74EFDE7-1D0B-4E1D-BCC5-FEEA939CFEC8.jpeg
     
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  2. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Senior Member

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    Very interested..................
     
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  3. Wessa

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    I got the email from Triumph as well. Not sure at the moment. I have a Tiger Sport 1050 so will be interested to see the technical spec for the 850 bike and how it stacks up against the 900 and the 1050...
     
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  4. Octoberon

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    It looks a bit like a Multistrada in those moody shots.

    Not one I'd go for but I'm sure it'll be a great bike. It'll be interesting to hear what the likes of @Wessa other Tiger owners think.
     
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  5. Markus

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    It looks very interesting. But I can hardly see any differences to the actual TIGER GT 900 which my wife is riding. The only variation I found on the posted photos are the missing handguards. All other shown parts are in my opinion identical.
     
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  6. steve lovatt

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    Pretty much looks the same as my 900 GT Pro. Apparently same engine and same bhp - presumably a bit of "badge engineering" until the replacement for the ageing 1050cc engine arrives. :D
     
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  7. Wessa

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    Wash your mouth out mr @steve lovatt nothing ageing with the 1050 engine, older and wiser please
     
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  8. Alatamoc

    Alatamoc Senior Member

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    What on earth is the point? We have a tiger 900, potentially a 660 and now an 800. Don't you think Triumph are rather crowding the market with lots of slightly differing capacities?
    Maybe I just need someone to explain it to me.
     
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  9. Wessa

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    Yep have to agree. For me the 1050 is an absolutely fantastic motor and they could use it with updated electronics. Mind the current bike has enough stuff on it for me as it is. Not sure if there is a need for the number of engine variants in the triumph adventure range.

    edit: of course they could drop the 1050 soon
     
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  10. Tiglet

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    I don’t know if anyone could decide if they like it or not from 3 glimpse photos :rolleyes:

    I think that Triumph will soon drop the 1050 engined Bikes from the range,they’ve had a good run out of it.

    If you don’t move with the times you get left behind,,,,sounds familiar ;)
     
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  11. Wessa

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    I agree Dave not enough info out yet. Yep the 1050 will soon be no more... Fortunately there are still likely to be loads on the road in the second hand market for people to own and love
     
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  12. steve lovatt

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    Isn't there supposed to be a new 1160cc engine under development for the new Speed Triple?
    Presumably they could put that in a new Tiger Sport. o_O
     
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  13. steve lovatt

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    It's the same engine as the new Tiger 900 - just a different badge! :cool:
     
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  14. Alatamoc

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    I'm even more of a Luddite. Still riding my Tiger 955i. Every time I feel I ' ought' to replace it I think ' What would this new one do that mine wouldn't?' So far I haven't answered that one. I would like a 1050 Sport but being a skinflint I'll wait till I need a new bike.
     
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  15. littleade

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    Another victim of the latest Euroemmission police. There's quite a few older engined bikes from other manufacturers that have been discontinued either because it's not possible to get them through the latest tests or it's simply not cost effective to do so. As the Tiger Sport doesn't sell that many units Triumph are not going to spend money on that engine and keep it going just for that model and if the Speed Triple is a brand new design the engine probably won't fit anyway. The most likely outcome is it'll be a Tiger 900 with smaller wheels and different suspension and bits of plastic built out of the same parts bin so they can produce a "new" Tiger Sport for minimum cost and be able to benefit from the ongoing economies of scale savings. The teaser photos are probably just to get people interested without giving too much away, rather than show the bike in full (which they will already have) for people to (allegedly) then say...oh it's just another Tiger 900. This could of course all be bollox on my part.....
     
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  17. steve lovatt

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    So the new Tiger 850 Sport will actually be less powerful than the Tiger 900 it's based on.
    Tiger 900 GT 95PS and 87 Nm
    Tiger 850. 85PS and 82 Nm

    Work that one out! :D
     
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  18. Privateer

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    It's also a whole heap of money cheaper!
     
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  19. steve lovatt

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    Probably a re-badged base 900 that Triumph dropped from the line up due to poor sales!
    Why detune the engine though and then call it a "Sport"?
     
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  20. Shaun64

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    I’ve just watched the video from triumph on the new 850 sport and it looks just like a tiger 900,from the first pics triumph released I was expecting a bit better looking bike.
     
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