The Kawasaki Versys 650 is pretty well established as a road-focused adventure tourer. The youngest on the block is the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 which will take on the Versys 650.
The adventure hiker segment has grown a lot in recent years. Triumph has launched its Tiger Sport 660 which is also called the “Baby Tiger”. One of its biggest rivals to the Tiger Sport 660 is the Kawasaki Versys 650 which was also updated fairly recently. Here is a comparison between the Tiger Sport 660 and the Kawasaki Versys 650.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 vs. Kawasaki Versys 650: Design
The Tiger 660 is unlike the larger Tiger motorcycles. It looks sporty and more suitable for the road. The bike is sleeker and more compact than some of the other road-focused ADVs. The one-piece saddle is long and must provide enough space for the rider.
The updated Versys 650 looks sharper but still retains some inspiration from the Versys 1000. It looks aggressive and the large fairing adds to the big bike feel and more road presence. The bike comes with 17 inch wheels which might seem a bit small on such a big bike.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 vs. Kawasaki Versys 650: Specs
In terms of power, the Tiger 660 is ahead of the Versys 650. Both engines use a 6-speed gearbox but Triumph offers a quick-shifter as an accessory.
The Tiger uses a 660cc inline 3-cylinder engine that produces 82bhp of peak power and 64Nm of peak torque. The Versys 650 uses a 649cc parallel-twin engine that produces 66bhp of peak power and 61Nm of peak torque.
(Also Read: 2022 Kawasaki Versys 650 Launched In India With Traction Control, TFT Cluster)
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 vs. Kawasaki Versys 650: Hardware
The Tiger 660 comes with two 310mm discs up front and a 255 disc in the rear. It gets a 17.2 liter fuel tank with a seat height of 835mm. The ground clearance of the Tiger Sport 660 is 162 mm and its curb weight is 206 kg.
The Versys 650 uses a dual 300mm disc up front and a 250mm disc out back. The fuel tank is larger as it measures 21 liters and the seat height is 840 mm. The ground clearance is 170 mm and the motorcycle weighs 218 kg. Additionally, Versys gets adjustable Showa suspension front and rear.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 vs. Kawasaki Versys 650: Price
The Versys 650 begins to ₹7.36 lakh (ex-showroom) as the Tiger Sport 660 starts at ₹8.95 lakh (old showroom).
Date of first publication: October 06, 2022, 8:42 PM IST