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Nice 'n' Fat
10-01-13, 20:07
http://www.staffordshiretriumph.co.uk/archives/8302

We are pleased to confirm the latest addition to the Triumph range – the new ‘Tiger Sport’ -the latest evolution of the Tiger 1050 platform, with an upgrade so comprehensive that the model has been renamed.

The rear half of the new bike is completely remodelled, as is most of the front with almost every visible component renewed. Clever engineering, involving work on the exhaust and intake system, has created an additional 10PS of power from the existing 1050cc, three-cylinder engine. The Tiger Sport also benefits from modifications to the chassis and suspension upgrades that not only give sharper cornering but also make the bike more practical and comfortable.

The changes over the outgoing Tiger 1050 are extensive:

New bodywork – the tail unit, side panels and screen are new, giving the Tiger Sport a leaner, sportier and more modern look with a purposeful stance. There’s also a new belly pan as standard.

More power – the new exhaust and revisions to the intake system have helped Triumph’s engineers release an additional 10PS and 6Nm peak power and torque, while boosting the engine’s output across its rev range. The evocative three-cylinder growl has been enhanced at the same time, while the one-tooth larger rear sprocket has also improved acceleration, and gearbox revisions have resulted in smoother selection. The Tiger Sport now delivers an output of 125PS (123bhp, 92kW) and torque of 104Nm (77lb.ft, 10.6kgm).

Fuel consumption – careful reworking of the fuel injection calibration has resulted in an improvement of fuel economy in addition to the performance gains. The Tiger Sport rider will go approximately 7 per cent further on each tank of fuel, compared to its predecessor.

Single-sided swingarm – this is specially designed for the Tiger Sport to give it a sportier look and improve packaging at the rear end of the bike, allowing more space for the new exhaust and larger panniers.

New headlights – four reflector-type headlights replace the previous projector units, reducing weight, changing the look of the bike and substantially improving the lighting performance.

Enhanced ergonomics – the rider’s seat is 5mm lower (830mm) and narrower at the front, substantially improving reach to the ground and opening up access to the Tiger Sport to a wider range of riders. The seat is also longer to create more space for taller riders. The handlebars are lower and closer to the rider to suit its sportier nature by providing a more direct feel, while the new screen offers even better wind protection. The rear seat is also lower, sitting the passenger more fully behind the rider for better wind protection and making it easier to get on the bike. Improved grab handles are fitted as standard.

Greater luggage capacity – the new rear subframe not only lowers the passenger seat, it’s stronger and has allowed the fitment of larger optional panniers, capable of storing a full face helmet, with double the payload of the previous ones at 10kg each. Triumph’s pioneering Dynamic Luggage System (DLS) uses an inter-connecting cable between the cases to isolate turbulence-induced movement from the chassis.

New switchgear – the left hand switch cube now enables all dash functions to be operated with the left hand, without having to let go of the bar and reach forward to the instrument panel.

Revised geometry – a half degree steeper steering angle and slightly longer wheelbase improve precision, feedback and stability.

New suspension – the fully adjustable suspension has been completely redeveloped with new springing and revalved damping to give the Tiger Sport its sharper feel with the reserves to handle its additional load capacity.

New ABS, wheels and tyres – the Tiger Sport’s radial brakes are backed up by the latest system with a new modulator for better extreme braking performance and improved feel. Cast aluminium wheels are unique to the Tiger Sport and come fitted with the latest, class-leading Pirelli Angel GT tyres.

Stunning attention to detail – the Tiger Sport is brimming with thoughtful touches, such as beautifully sculpted footrests, coloured seat stitching, aesthetically pleasing aluminium pannier mounts and careful styling of the new fork yokes and engine side casings. Even the handlebar end caps are designed to look good, while beneath the seat is not only a U-lock storage space, but a dedicated glove compartment. To top everything off, the fit, finish and build quality have all improved for 2013.

Two colours options will be available: Crystal White and Diablo Red, with stock available from March. The price will be confirmed in February.

The Nutty KTMer
10-01-13, 20:12
Looks nice:thumb

RichieS
23-01-13, 09:37
Got to say, very interested in this. Seat looks better for starters.

I just hope they have changed the dash coz the old one is pants ( like the one on Mrs Richies Street Triple....loads of useless shite on there that is not requires and NO fuel gauge, and a real faf to rest the trip....not intuitive at all)

At this time, is a real contender subject to a test ride.

Nice 'n' Fat
23-01-13, 10:28
I believe the dash is the same (it looks the same fromthe photos I've seen) but that now there is a switch on the left hand bar that controls it all

Blackal
23-01-13, 10:46
Need to have a closer look and a test ride - but with only 123bhp - it'll struggle to detract from LC GS1200 sales, I think.

Al

Big Lee
23-01-13, 16:01
I hope they got the truly awful low speed throttle opening sorted :thumb That was the main reason I got rid of mine, nowt worse than heading up the Grossglockner hairpins with a switch as a throttle :mad:

KildareMan
30-01-13, 11:37
Got to say, very interested in this. Seat looks better for starters.

I just hope they have changed the dash coz the old one is pants ( like the one on Mrs Richies Street Triple....loads of useless shite on there that is not requires and NO fuel gauge, and a real faf to rest the trip....not intuitive at all)

At this time, is a real contender subject to a test ride.

The Tiger, whether 1050 or 800 has always had a fuel gauge. That goes for the 'old' 3 button cluster on the 1050 as well as the 'new' 2 button cluster on the 1050 & 800. Street triple must be different entirely. The trip reset is easy peasy to. Just press one button.

@BigLee. The last two years or so the tunes on the 1050 have been very smooth. Main problem I found with both the 1050 and 800 Tigers was the amount of throttle cable slack. Adjusting this made the biggest difference.

Big Lee
30-01-13, 12:09
I`d fiddled around for ages with mine, maybe I was just expecting a lurch every time :D TEX is much better :thumb2

Davy F
02-04-13, 08:21
This is the bike I fancy most of all over the Toilet or 1190 Adv. I don't go off road anymore (like most GS riders then :D ) and I love the looks of the new single sided swingarm etc. The improvements they seem to have dished out for the most part seem to have addressed all the main issues wners have had with the first gen model. Plus I like it being 'old school' and a lack of so called 'rider aids'.

Nice 'n' Fat
02-04-13, 08:33
From what the local dealer was saying the 'launch' model will be coming out with some extras such as crashbars, Gel seat, heated grips etc all be it for a slightly increased price over the standard bike

Davy F
18-04-13, 15:30
Write-up coming soon. :)

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu93/Davy_F/P51900451024x768_zps9a2c9c49.jpg (http://s637.photobucket.com/user/Davy_F/media/P51900451024x768_zps9a2c9c49.jpg.html)

Fluffmeister
18-04-13, 15:37
I like the look of that, I really rated my old Tiger 1050 and did my own mapping as well as using a quick throttle to get rid of the snatchy on / off nature of the low throttle openings. I think I still have my old "Tuneboy" cable kicking about :)

That looks great though, especially with the single sided swinger.

The Nutty KTMer
18-04-13, 16:50
Write-up coming soon. :)

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu93/Davy_F/P51900451024x768_zps9a2c9c49.jpg (http://s637.photobucket.com/user/Davy_F/media/P51900451024x768_zps9a2c9c49.jpg.html)

Very nice:drool Is it yours, or a demo bike?

Davy F
18-04-13, 20:40
Demo bike. :thumb2

The Nutty KTMer
18-04-13, 20:40
Demo bike. :thumb2

I got all excited then:P

V2 TRV
18-04-13, 22:53
Demo bike. :thumb2

Build quality dude?? :blast

Robbo1200ADV
18-04-13, 23:46
Like the look in Red :thumb

cookie
19-04-13, 00:11
I bet that's a nice ride. Keepin' it simple :)