Triumph has certainly jumped in with both feet when it comes to adventure motorcycles. It’s line-up now consists of 800cc models, 1200cc models, and the original 1050cc Triumph Tiger, now revised for 2013 under the moniker Triumph Tiger Sport.
The Triumph Tiger Sport looks like a street bike, plain and simple. Not much new there, but now the engine tuning matches its road inclinations with a significant boost to both horsepower and torque. Horsepower is up nearly 10% (now a claimed 123 bhp), with peak torque roughly 4½ pounds/feet higher (77 pounds/feet) versus the 2012 model.
To go along with the added boost, Triumph has made a number of other changes, including new spring rates and valving for the suspension, slightly steeper steering head angle and longer wheelbase.
Revised bodywork includes a new tail, side panels and windscreen. The optional belly pan is now standard on this model. Headlights are new, as well, and said to be much brighter.
In keeping with the street orientation, the seat is lower and narrower, and the swingarm is now single-sided.
The bike should be in dealerships in Europe from March of this year, but U.S. availability and pricing is unknown at this point.