Triumph revealed a new version of its 1050cc Tiger named the Tiger Sport. Triumph currently lists this new Tiger Sport beside its Tiger 1050 on the Triumph website’s 2013 offerings but the new model appears to be a replacement for the previous model which has been relatively unchanged since its introduction in 2007.
Officially unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show, the 2013 Triumph Tiger Sport receives new body panels, tail and windscreen but perhaps the most notable design change is the new single-sided swingarm which better shows off the black cast aluminum alloy multi-spoke rear wheel. Also new are the reflector headlights, footrests and seat which is both narrower and at 32.7 inches slightly lower than that of the previous model.
The new Tiger still uses a 1050cc liquid-cooled, 12-valve in-line Triple with a bore of 79mm and stroke of 71.4mm. A new intake and exhaust system however gives a power and torque upgrade, with Triumph claiming 123 hp at 9400 rpm from the new model compared to claims of 113 hp at 9400 rpm from the previous model. According to Triumph, the Tiger Sport gets a 5 ft-lb. improvement in torque to 77 ft-lb., and the peak torque now arrives at 4300 rpm compared to 6250 rpm on the outgoing model. Continue Reading »