Launch: Triumph Tiger Sport 1050

Published: 11 April 2016

Triumph are currently launching their new Tiger Sport 1050 in Nice, southern France and we’ve sent MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child, who is about to enjoy a 250km first ride.

The new Tiger Sport, unveiled to the world at the Carole Nash MCN London Bike show, uses a similar engine as the one housed in the excellent 1050 Speed Triple. The engine has been heavily revised compared to the previous version though, with 104 changes that result in slightly more power and torque. Fuel economy has also been increased by a claimed 8% and it now meets tight new Euro 4 emissions.

ABS comes as standard as does a ride-by-wire throttle, a selection of rider modes and switchable traction control. The clutch is new and 48% lighter, and there’s a completely new exhaust system. The screen is now adjustable, which was a criticism of the old bike, and there are obvious cosmetic changes, which include new clocks that display more information – including the new rider modes.

The new model will be arriving in the UK next week, with prices starting at £10,300. There’s a huge list of accessories to personalise your Tiger, including touring accessories like panniers and a taller adjustable screen.

Check back later today for MCN's first riding impressions, full tech specs, and our verdict on the new Tiger Sport. See the full test in this Wednesday’s MCN.

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