Triumph India has launched its most affordable adventure-tourer in India, called the Tiger Sport 660. Priced at Rs 8.95 lakh (ex-showroom), the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is Rs 1.50 lakh dearer than the Triumph Trident, the model it is based on. 

Compare the Trident and the Tiger Sport 660 side-by-side and you’ll notice many similarities. The only difference here is the adventure friendly additions the new Tiger Sport 660 gets. This includes a new front fairing, a rather large height-adjustable windscreen, and a raised handlebar, for a more comfortable riding posture. 

Additionally, the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 ’s steel perimeter frame also features a longer subframe. This makes sure a more generous luggage and seating room. 

It gets 41mm Showa USD forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear, the suspension travel here is increased by 150mm on both sides, while the seat height has gone up to 835mm. However, the ground clearance is only up by 12mm, which may prove a hindrance if you want to do some off-trailing. 

If you’re planning long road trips though, the Tiger Sport 660 comes with a larger 17.2-litre fuel tank and tips the scale at 206kg, making it around 17kg heavier than the Trident. 

The instrument on offer here includes two different riding modes: Road and Rain, switchable traction control and ABS. Then there’s also smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth, which can be accessed via the motorcycle’s TFT display. 

Powering the motorcycle is the same 660cc, liquid-cooled inline three-cylinder motor, making 81hp at 10,250rpm and 64Nm of torque, like on the Trident. It is paired with a 6-speed gearbox, with a slip-and-assist clutch. The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 will go up against the Kawasaki Versys 650 (Rs 7.15 lakh) and the Suzuki V-Strom 650XT (Rs 8.84 lakh).