2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 First Look

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung
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Claims class-leading power and maintenance costs

After giving us a glimpse of a pre-production prototype in August, Triumph officially revealed its new Tiger Sport 660. Sharing the same platform as the Trident 660 roadster, the 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is a middleweight “adventure sports” model, claiming class-leading power and low cost of ownership.

By “adventure sports”, of course, we’re talking about sport-touring models that are styled after true ADVs rather than sportbikes. Like the Trident does for its roadster line, Triumph also sees the Tiger Sport 660 as an entry point for the larger and more adventure-ready Tiger models in its lineup. Triumph is thus positioning the Tiger Sport 660 against the likes of the Kawasaki Versys 650 and, in Europe, the Yamaha Tracer 7. Cross shoppers might also be considering the Suzuki V-Strom 650, which may be a bit more capable off-road, but the Tiger probably won’t compete as well in the dirt against the Yamaha Ténéré 700 or theupcoming Aprilia Tuareg 660.

2022 triumph tiger sport 660 first look

The Tiger Sport 660 is powered by the same liquid-cooled DOHC Inline-Triple as the Trident, with the same claimed performance numbers of 80 hp at 10,250 rpm and 47 lb-ft. at 6,250 rpm and with Triumph claiming 90% of its peak torque available from 3,600 rpm to 9,750 rpm. The Tiger Sport 660 also shares the same underslung silencer as the Trident, as well as a slip-and-assist clutch. An up-and-down quickshifter is available as an accessory.

The engine is packaged in a tubular steel perimeter frame similar to the Trident’s, but the Tiger Sport has a longer subframe to support luggage and a higher two-level seat (the 32.8 inch seat height is 1.1 inches taller than the Trident, but the pillion seat is significantly higher than on the roadster). Luggage is sold separately, but the Tiger Sport 660 is set up with integrated pannier mounts that fit neatly with the shape of the tail.

The suspension is also similar to the Trident, with a 41mm separate function fork and rear shock with remote hydraulic preload adjustment, although with a longer 5.9-inches of wheel travel for both wheels. The Tiger Sport also has a rake of 23.1°and 3.8 inches of trail compared to the Trident’s 24.6° and 4.2 inches.

2022 triumph tiger sport 660 first look

Nissin provides the dual two-piston front brake calipers and single-piston rear caliper. ABS is standard, as is a switchable traction control system. The electronics package also includes two selectable ride modes with a small color TFT screen integrated in a white-on-black LCD display which is also designed to work with the My Triumph accessory to provide turn-by-turn navigation, phone connectivity and GoPro control.

2022 triumph tiger sport 660 first look

The Tiger Sport 660 offers a relaxed, upright riding position with a tall height-adjustable windscreen. The controls are positioned for comfort for both urban and highway riding. The brake lever is span-adjustable for rider comfort while passengers will benefit from the ergonomically-shaped grab handles.

The blue model in the photographs is outfitted with a number of accessories including 57l panniers with color-matched lids and a 47l top case (an aluminum luggage rack is sold separately).

Standard features include a 4.5-gallon fuel tank, Michelin Road 5 tires, and twin LED headlights. In markets where they are allowed, the LED turn signals are self-cancelling, and they can be upgraded to scrolling LED indicators.

2022 triumph tiger sport 660 first look

The 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 arrives in U.S. dealerships in February 2022 with an MSRP of $9,295 for the Sapphire Black color, with an additional $125 for the Korosi Red and Luceren Blue colors. At that price, it’s more expensive than some of its competitors like the $8,399 Versys 650, but Triumph says the Tiger Sport 660 makes up for it with a category-leading low cost of ownership. Service intervals are every 10,000 miles or 12 months. Triumph also claims the service time over the first three years of ownership add up to 8.3 hours of labor compared to a range of 11 to 15.9 hours for its competitors. Triumph asserts this results in a 17% lower maintenance costs over that time span.

2022 triumph tiger sport 660 first look

2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Specifications

TypeLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder, 240° firing order
Displacement660 cc
Bore x Stroke74.04 mm x 51.1 mm
Horsepower80 hp at 10,250 rpm (claimed)
Torque47 lb-ft. at 6,250 rpm (claimed)
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle control
ExhaustStainless steel 3 into 1 header system with low single sided stainless steel silencer
Final DriveX-ring chain
ClutchWet, multi-plate, slip & assist
Gearbox6 speed
FrameTubular steel perimeter frame
SwingarmTwin-sided, fabricated steel
Front WheelCast aluminum, 17 x 3.5 in
Rear WheelCast aluminum, 17 x 5.5 in
Front Tire120/70 ZR 17 (58W)
Rear Tire180/55 ZR 17 (73W)
Front SuspensionShowa 41mm upside down separate function cartridge forks, 5.9 inches of wheel travel
Rear SuspensionShowa monoshock RSU, with remote hydraulic preload adjustment, 5.9 inches of wheel travel
Front BrakesNissin two-piston sliding calipers, twin 310mm discs, ABS
Rear BrakesNissin single-piston sliding caliper, single 255mm disc, ABS
InstrumentsMulti-function instruments with color TFT screen
Length81.5 inches
Width (Handlebars)32.8 inches
Height55 inches / 51.7 inches (high / low screen position), without mirrors
Seat Height32.8 inches
Wheelbase55.8 inches
Rake / Trail23.1° / 3.8 inches
Wet weight454 pounds (claimed)
Fuel Tank Capacity4.5 gallons
Service interval10,000 miles / 12 months

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  • Dan-o Dan-o on Oct 08, 2021

    Only one light lit on low beam? C'mon Triumph, we want to be seen!

    • Mad4TheCrest Mad4TheCrest on Oct 10, 2021

      Triumph used to keep both lamps lit on low, as in my 2014 Tiger 800; however, there are experts who believe that two lights on, especially at night, confuse car drivers into thinking it's a car far away rather than a bike up close. Since I rarely ride at night, I'd rather have two lights on to be seen better. If looking like a car at night is the problem, I have a solution: THREE lights 😜

  • Mad4TheCrest Mad4TheCrest on Oct 09, 2021

    A general comment about ADV-styled bikes: their longer travel suspension makes alI the difference between an enjoyable ride and a torture session on some of our deteriorating roads. If the deterioration continues soon only ADV styled bikes will be practical. Bikes like this Tiger 660 may be the future (until electric versions take over).