2013 Triumph Tiger Sport

2013 Triumph Tiger Sport

The British motorcycle maker, Triumph has presented the revamped 2013 version of Tiger 1050 at Brussels Motor Show 2013. The Triumph Tiger 1050 which remained unchanged since 2007, now for 2013 gets a number of new styling and design changes, as well as a new name – The Triumph Tiger Sport.

Focused on improving power and handling, Triumph has added a new single-sided swingarm, wheels and suspension. The bodywork of the bike has been redesigned and power is improved by 10hp over the outgoing model. The new 2013 Tiger still uses a 1050cc liquid-cooled, 12-valve in-line Triple engine with a bore of 79mm and stroke of 71.4mm, however the new intake and exhaust system on the bike gives a power and torque upgrade. The engine is mated to a new six-speed gearbox that offers faster gearshifts and now delivers 123 hp at 9400 rpm and 77 ft-lb of torque at 4300 rpm, compared to the outgoing model’s 113 hp at 9400 rpm and 72 ft-lb of torque at 6250 rpm. Moreover, Triumph also claims a 7% increase in range on a full 5.3 gallon fuel tank, thanks to the revised fuel injection.

The bike’s new fully adjustable front fork measures 43mm with a travel distance of 140mm, while the Showa monoshock, with adjustable preload and rebound damping offering a travel distance of 150mm.

The 2013 Triumph Tiger Sport features a braking system provided by Nissin four-piston radial-mount calipers with 320mm discs on the front and a two-piston caliper on a 255mm disc at the rear. Switchable ABS are standard, and been upgraded with a newer modulator than the previous model’s ABS for better extreme braking performance and improved feel.

Visually, the 2013 Triumph Tiger Sport gets unique cast aluminium wheels fitted with Pirelli Angel GT tyres, a new belly pan that now comes as standard, a four-elements reflector-type headlights, a new tail, side panels and windscreen. The rider’s seat is 5mm lower (830mm) compared to the previous model and the color-matched accessory panniers can now hold up to 22 pounds.

The Tiger Sport will be available in two colors: Crystal White and Diablo Red. It is expected will be priced at around $15,990 when it goes on sale in Europe in late March. U.S. availability and pricing is unknown at this point.

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