Triumph Releases Details of 2016 Tiger Sport

Details have been released on the heavily updated 2016 Triumph Tiger Sport ahead of its official unveiling at the London Motorcycle Show later today.

The bike has a number of improvements including a next generation 1050cc triple cylinder engine, a suite of rider-focused technology and enhanced comfort and capability.

The engine has many updates designed to optimise power delivery and increase torque, give improved fuel consumption and to meet the upcoming Euro 4 emissions regulations.

A new ECU (Engine Control Unit) has been fitted which allows the introduction of ride-by-wire throttle control on the Tiger Sport.

And a new, free flowing exhaust not only sounds richer but also contributes to improved fuel economy.

The new ECU has also allowed the introduction of a whole suite of electronic technology to the bike.

It now has 3 selectable power modes, multi-level traction control, cruise control and ABS as standard equipment.

The 3 power modes - Rain, Road and Sport - allow the rider to select the throttle response and traction control settings that best suit the conditions.

“Sport” mode allows the rider to explore the maximum character and punch of the triple cylinder engine and “Rain” softens and reduces overall power delivery.

There appears to be no custom setting, only the pre-programmed factory options.

The 2016 Tiger Sport has a new instrument panel with two trip computers and fuel gauge. Riders will be pleased to know that navigating through the many display screens is simple and mostly intuitive.

The bike now has a slip assist clutch that Triumph says eases the strain of both city commutes and long distance adventure by reducing the effort required for each operation.

The Tiger Sport has been restyled as well and will be available in two colour schemes - subtle matt black with neon yellow detailing or striking aluminium silver with red details.

It has restyled and grippier footpegs, a tinted and adjustable screen and hand guards as standard features.

The 2016 Triumph Tiger Sport is due to arrive in Australia mid-year and will have a recommended price of $17,150 plus on road costs.

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