2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport | Video Review

2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport video review
The 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is an affordable, well-round, street-focused adventure bike with a price that starts at $11,995. (Photo by Kevin Wing)

We test the 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport, a street-focused adventure bike with an MSRP of $11,995. It’s powered by the same liquid-cooled 888cc in-line triple as the Tiger 900 models, but it has been detuned to 82 horsepower at 8,400 rpm and 58 lb-ft of torque at 6,700 rpm at the rear wheel, as measured on Jett Tuning‘s dyno, which is about 10 horsepower lower.

To keep the price down, Triumph also reduced the number of ride modes to two (Road and Rain) and limited suspension adjustability to rear preload. But this is no bargain-bin special. It has Marzocchi suspension front and rear, and it has Brembo brakes, with Stylema front calipers and a radial front master cylinder. ABS is standard but not switchable, and traction control is also standard but is switchable.

Overall we found the 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport to be a solid, all-around street bike that delivers good features and a great riding experience for the money. Check out our video review:


  1. I just ended up trading my beloved albeit somewhat high mileage 2020 Scout for this Tiger 850 Sport. The Sport is a very impressive machine with riding modes, a TFT dash, a 220 mile range between fill-ups, epic brakes, and an engine that punches well above its modest 877 CC engine size.
    Wonky knees and an arthritic left hip means it’s less comfortable for me, but for those not so encumbered, this remains a LOT of real world useable bike for the money.

  2. I had to sell my beloved Husky Terra last year, and have been pining about my next bike being a triple, specifically a Triumph triple (though the Yamaha Tracer is on my radar). Since I never go off road, a street version will do just find, thank you, and this 850 Sport might just do my body and mind good.


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