Triumph unveils Tiger Sport 1050

Triumph's Tiger is now sportier than ever.

Triumph’s Tiger is now sportier than ever.

The new Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 gains 10 horsepower on last year’s Tiger.

We don't have pricing for the machine yet.

We don’t have pricing for the machine yet.

Hinkley’s latest 1050 puts out 123 hp (77 lb-ft of torque), while seeing a seven per cent increase in fuel economy, engineers claim, thanks to changes in intake and exhaust system design.

Bodywork is similar to last year’s Tiger (belly pan and side panels have been re-shaped), and the suspension geometry has been changed (longer wheelbase, sharper steering angle). The suspension itself has been re-designed as well, with fully adjustable shock in back and USD forks up front.

Other changes include a single-sided swingarm, reflector headlights, and a re-designed sub-frame that lets riders carry more luggage. The passenger and pilot seats are both lower.

The 1050 gets slightly revised bodywork.

The 1050 gets slightly revised bodywork.

The ABS system (radially-mounted calipers) is also re-designed.

We don’t have pricing yet, but it shouldn’t be long coming – the bike is supposed to be available in March.

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