Sometimes you need a bike that can do everything – a perfect all-rounder. One day you need two-up touring, the next could be commuting. Sometimes you just want a back-road sports bike. The new Tiger Sport 1050 meets many demanding roles.
With its sharper handling and punchier performance, we haven’t just made slight tweaks here. The bike is all-new from the rear of the fuel tank back, and just about everything you can see has changed over the previous Tiger 1050.
As a result, the Tiger Sport has been improved on all fronts with better performance, better handling, better ergonomics for passenger and rider, an increased load-carrying ability, more practicality, leaner looks and exceptional detailing and build quality.
So you get a bike that‘s not only great for sports riding but it's also a better tourer and everyday workhorse. The Tiger Sport is a totally different animal.
The Tiger Sport uses the same characterful three-cylinder, 1050cc engine as the previous Tiger 1050, but peak power has increased by 10PS (123bhp, 92kW) to 125PS, and peak torque is up 6Nm to 104Nm (77lb.ft, 10.6kgm), and the engine is stronger across its rev range.
Changes to the airbox mean improved breathing, a major contributor to the Tiger Sports gains in power and torque. The result is an even better induction sound.
The Tiger Sport takes a completely revised gearbox first introduced on the Speed Triple R. The changes provide a smoother, lighter, and more precise gear selection. We even gave the rear sprocket an additional tooth to lower the gearing slightly for punchier acceleration.
The exhaust system is totally new. We’ve used all our expertise and the latest technology to give you improved gas flow for better performance and a louder, more involving sound.
We’ve completely redesigned the frame for the Tiger Sport with two purposes in mind.
The first is to lower the seat, improving the ergonomics for shorter riders as well as passenger comfort. The second is to increase strength for a greater maximum payload. This results in more precision, more engaging cornering and a much more “planted” feel to bring more out of both you and the bike. The extra strength has endowed the Tiger Sport with a 220kg payload allowing the fitment of larger panniers.
The rear subframe is now both lower and stronger than the Tiger 1050s and gives the bike a leaner, more sporting look, whilst also increasing its payload.
The new, single-sided swingarm is purpose-made for the Tiger Sport. Designed to look sporty but also allows the exhaust system to be tucked in tighter and so you get more luggage space.
The fully adjustable suspension has been completely renewed with new springs and re-valved damping for a more controlled ride and to suit the increased payload. But thanks to some very careful tuning we’ve improved the ride quality and handling too. The front suspension features Showa 43mm upside down forks with adjustable preload, rebound, and compression damping and 140mm of travel. The rear Showa monoshock has 150mm of travel and is adjustable for preload and rebound damping.
Wheels and Tyres
We added a new cast aluminium rear wheel to the Tiger Sport and fitted it with Pirelli Angel ST tyres. This set up is 1.3kg lighter than on the previous Tiger 1050 for improved agility.
We’ve altered the riding position on the Tiger Sport so that you sit 5mm lower than before and have a slightly more forward leaning stance. We made the seat narrower at the front so the reach to the ground is easier. Your passenger still sits higher than you, though not quite so much, in line with the Tiger Sport’s sporting look.
We also made the handlebars slightly lower and closer to you for a more sporting feel and to give you more feedback and control during sports riding.
The Tiger Sport comes with high performance, radially-mounted brakes to suit its sporting role, giving you exceptional feedback and power. The front brakes have twin 320mm floating discs with Nissin 4 piston radial callipers. The new ABS system benefits from all the advances in control software and calibration giving you greater control and shorter stopping distances in any conditions.
We’ve replaced the previous headlights with lightweight reflector-type headlights to reduce weight and improve lighting performance. The new lights also change the character of the Tiger Sport's face and help further distinguish it from the outgoing Tiger 1050.
Instruments and Computer
The LCD instrument display has everything you could need including fuel consumption and average speed displays. And, it’s pre-configured for the optional tyre pressure monitoring system.
Dynamic Luggage System
The Triumph Dynamic luggage system allows the panniers to pivot by up to 5 degrees and interconnects them with a damped rod, isolating the varying forces on the boxes for even better agility in the bends.
The new Tiger Sport features a host of detail improvements that provide a real quality touch such as sculptured foot pegs, aluminium pannier mounts, and revised engine casings.
Key Coded Immobiliser
Just in case your Tiger Sport attracts the wrong kind of attention, we’ve added a high technology security system. It detects a microchip in the key body and if it's not present the ignition system is disabled.
This prevents a copy of the correct key being used to switch the bike on.
2 Box Luggage System
High capacity Luggage System incorporating cable linked TDLS for optimum performance and stability. Features Forged and machined mounting hardware in a durable anodised finish. Capacity: LH 31L / RH 24.5L.
Injection moulded Top Box, offers huge 55 litre capacity and room for two standard full face helmets. Featuring an all new locking mechanism which can be matched to the ignition key, fully weatherproof construction, integral 12volt charging socket as standard to ensure you are never left without a charging point for mobile phones or portable electronic devices.
Durable fabricated Engine Bars designed to offer protection to the engine in the event of a drop.
Dual Temperature Heated Grips
Twin position Heated Grip Kit, features internally wired grip heaters for neat installation and cockpit mounted switch position.
Engine and Transmission
- typeLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
- systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
- exhaustStainless Steel 3 into 1, high level brushed stainless steel silencer
- final driveX ring chain
- clutchWet, multi-plate
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
- frameAluminium beam twin-spar
- swingarmSingle-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
- Front WheelsCast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 3.5in
- Rear WheelsCast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 5.5in
- Front Tyres120/70 ZR 17
- Rear Tyres180/55 ZR 17
- Front SuspensionShowa 43mm upside down forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, 140mm travel
- Rear SuspensionShowa Monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound damping, 155mm rear wheel travel
- brakes frontTwin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston radial calipers with switchable ABS
- brakes rearSingle 255mm disc, 2-piston Nissin caliper with switchable ABS
- instrument display and functionsLCD multi-functional instrument pack including: Digital speedometer, trip computer, analogue tachometer & clock, analogue fuel gauge, Analogue range to empty indication, analogue hazard warning light, scroll button on handlebars & tyre pressure monitoring system indication (where fitted)
Dimensions and Capacities
- width handlebars835
- height without mirror1310mm
- seat height830mm
- tank capacity20l
- wet weight
- dry weight
- max power ec123BHP @ 9400
- max power eckw92KW @
- max torque ec104NM @ 4300
- 75mph/120kph54.9 MPG
- mixed riding50.5** figures obtained according to the emissions procedure gtr2 of the world motorcycle test cycle (wmtc)