Thanks to the launch of the 2022 Triumph Tiger 850 Sports Adventure Motorcycle, Triumph now has a motorcycle in the middle of the displacement spectrum that can go around the world. The “Sport” takes cues from its more powerful sister, the Tiger 900 while adding its own unique set of on- and off-road characteristics. The Sport is a multipurpose motorcycle that may be used as a touring bike, a commuting bike, or even to travel to the store and back.
2022 Triumph Tiger 850 Sports Adventure Motorcycle – Features and Specs
As for the Tiger 850 Sport’s looks, the designers stuck with the tried-and-true duck’s-bill shape that serves as the bike’s nose and added fork spoilers to the swept-back portion of the front fender.
LED technology powers the dual headlights and DRL bar, making for excellent day/night and twilight visibility. The transparent windshield is supported by the Spartan front fairing, vented for low turbulence at the top of the pocket, and adjustable by a single hand across a range of 1.9 inches.
Trumpet, following current trends, uses a Thin-Film Transistor industry product—a five-inch color display that controls the ship’s equipment and instruments. An argument is made that this makes for a safer journey. By keeping the time spent reviewing all the relevant indicators to a minimum, you may quickly and efficiently return your focus to the road ahead.
The gasoline tank, which holds 5.28 gallons, provides the customary camel hump in front of the pilot’s shallow swale. The seat may be adjusted in height from 31.88 inches to 32.67 inches above the deck, so you can get it right for your size and build. The short rise to the pillion pad with flip-out foot pegs and a strong J.C. handle configuration that pulls together in the rear to create a small baggage rack for some open-air cargo space helps to soften the fly line. The backlights, also made of LED technology, are placed on the short mudguard, and the rest of the equipment at the back is stored in a small trunk.
I like that it stays in the ADV-bike area rather than pushing toward the sport-tour sector, and I also like the somewhat less dramatic fly line.
Although the Tiger 850 Sport’s main frame and bolt-up subframe section are built of steel for the benefits of strength and selectively-variable bending, the yoke-style swing arm is cast aluminum to decrease unsprung weight at the rear axle.
Cast-aluminum deliciousness extends to the spoked rims, which assist in reducing gyroscopic effects during motion. It results in a more eager attitude while plunging into curves and a rather sharp reverse.
The wheels are asymmetrical, with a 19-inches ahead of a 17-inch rim, and are shod with 100/90 on front and 150/70 on the rear, which is unusual for a bike designed for the street. Mar Zocchi supplies the stems, including a 45mm inverted front fork and a new gas-charged mono-shock at the rear. The only manually changeable part of the system is the preload on the mono-shock. With 7.08 inches of wheel travel in the forks and 6.69 inches in the rear, the suspension stroke is rather lengthy for a street bike, indicating considerable tolerance for rough pavement.
To stop the front wheel, the top-shelf anchors have four-bore Brembo Stylema calipers that clamp down on twin 320 mm discs. The rear brakes are handled by a single-pot caliper and 255 mm disc, and anti-lock brakes (ABS) are standard equipment, giving you more security against skidding.
The Sport’s ostensible “850” engine has a diameter of 78 millimeters and a stroke of 61.9 millimeters, giving a total displacement of 888 ccs. Based on the same T-Plane crankshaft as the Tiger 900 mill, this engine has a 1-3-2 firing sequence to provide manageable low-end power with a generous return of mid- and high-range torque.
The peak power comes in at 8,500 rpm, with 84 horses, while the peak torque comes in at 6,500 rpm, with a hot compression ratio of 11.27-to-1 contributing to the power output. The Sport may be driven legally by someone with an A2 license in regions that use this system, and this kit can be fitted by the dealership at the buyer’s request.
The 12-valve triple uses four poppets per bore for maximum intake and exhaust gas recirculation while being actuated by two overhead cams for a space-saving design. A slip-and-assist clutch in the six-speed gearbox provides a low lever pull and more protection for the rear contact patch, and the transmission itself crushes the gears for maximum efficiency.
The back wheel receives power through an O-ring chain, and the vehicle can reach up to 130 miles per hour due to the high overall drive ratio. The Sport has switchable traction control, throttle control via wire, and two riding modes (Road and Rain) for instantaneous character changes.
2022 Triumph Tiger 850 Sports Adventure Motorcycle – Price
The base price of a 2022 Tiger 850 Sport in the United States is $11,995. However, there is a wide variety of aftermarket accessories and upgrades available to increase that price. Diablo Red and Caspian Blue are available in addition to the standard black.
Triumph Tiger 850 Sport vs. Ducati Multistate V2
From the get-go, the Italian stallion brings Ducati’s renowned elegance to the mid-range of adventure motorcycles, and I hesitate even to go down the “curb appeal” rabbit hole because A) appearance is subjective and B) anyone going up against Ducati in a beauty contest is most likely fighting for second place, at best.
With its customary deep swale for the pilot’s butt, the Duc’s dramatic fly line makes it seem even more like an adventure bike. You may decrease the saddle’s height from its stock 32.7 inches to a flat 31 inches with optional equipment, making it somewhat lower than the Tiger 850 Sport by about an inch.
While Ducati’s 6.7 inches of travel isn’t quite as long as the fixed-value Sport’s stems, they should be more than enough for navigating even the most challenging urban jungle. The Italians take the victory in the forks thanks to a pair of adjustments. As if that weren’t bad enough, the Multistate adds insult to injury by offering a 113-horsepower twin, leaving the 84-horsepower Sport’s triple sucking its tail.
The Duc’s six-axis IMU-enhanced ride controls outdo the British counterparts by offering twice as many Riding Modes in addition to lean-sensitive ABS and traction control. All that extravagance comes for $15,295 for the red-over-black model, which may deter customers who aren’t already committed to the Ducati brand.
2022 Triumph Tiger 850 Sports Adventure Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
Engine & Drivetrain:
|Engine:||Liquid-cooled, 12 valves, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke:||78.0 mm x 61.9 mm|
|Max Power EC:||84 hp (62.5 kW) @ 8,500 rpm|
|Max Torque EC:||60 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm|
|System:||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust:||Stainless steel three-into-one header system, side-mounted stainless steel silencer|
|Final Drive:||O-ring chain|
|Clutch:||Wet, multi-plate, slip|
|Frame:||Tubular steel frame, bolt-on the subframe|
|Swingarm :||Twin-sided, cast aluminum|
|Front Suspension:||Marzocchi 45 mm upside-down forks|
|Rear Suspension:||Marzocchi rear suspension unit, manual preload adjustment|
|Trail:||5.24 inches (133.3mm)|
|Front Wheel:||Cast alloy, 19 x 2.5 inches|
|Rear Wheel:||Cast alloy, 17 x 4.25 inches|
|Front Brakes:||Dual 320mm floating discs, Brembo Stylema 4-piston Monobloc calipers. The radial front master cylinder, ABS|
|Rear Brakes:||Single 255 mm disc. Brembo single-piston sliding caliper, ABS|
Dimensions & Capacities:
|Width Handlebars:||32.67 in (830 mm)|
|Height Without Mirror:||55.51 – 57.48 in (1410-1460 mm)|
|Seat Height:||31.88 – 32.67 in (810-830 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||61.25 in (1556 mm)|
|Dry Weight:||423 lb (192 kg)|
|Tank Capacity:||5.28 US gal (20 liters)|
|Instrument Display and Functions:||5-inch TFT screen|
|Colors:||Graphite Diablo Red, Graphite Caspian Blue|