Triumph Tiger Explorer revamped for 2016
The new Triumph Explorer range is divided into two distinct model variants – the XR series, designed and optimised to deliver the ultimate on-road ride, and the XC series is designed to excel off-road.
The range-topping Explorer XCa and Explorer XRt models offer an unprecedented level of equipment and technology to provide a motorcycle completely prepared for any adventure – no matter the distance or destination.
Australia will not receive the range-entry Explorer XR and Explorer XC, due to previous experience clearly showing Australian customers preferences for more top tier models.
Four models for Australia – Explorer XCx, Explorer XCa, Explorer XRx and Explorer XRt
1215cc triple engine with shaft final drive with more power and more torque
All feature a 1215cc triple engine, unique in the large capacity adventure segment, delivering its power through a final shaft drive. The triple engine’s power is delivered smoothly and progressively across the rev and speed ranges through its linear torque curve.
A torque-assisted clutch makes the clutch action incredibly light, in turn making both long distances and stop-start urban riding less demanding on the rider. The engine performance is also enhanced through a new exhaust system, with a distinctive resonant note.
The new Tiger Explorer features a host of technological upgrades with a particular emphasis on state-of-the-art active technology to ensure superb stability and control.
These features include
- Triumph Semi-active Suspension
- Corner optimised switchable ABS and Traction Control
- The introduction of Rider Modes, including a rider programmable mode
- Hill Hold control
All Australian delivered models feature the Triumph Semi Active Suspension system. This allows the rider to electronically control the adjustment of the front and rear suspension damping, automatically adapting the rear shock absorber pre-load settings to reflect the terrain being covered and providing optimal grip and drive in any situation. As you can see from the picture below, the forks are branded WP, which suggests they are the same semi-active units fitted to current model KTM Adventure bikes, although Triumph will have been largely responsible for adapting the mapping of these units to the Explore.
To give the rider the handling, control and response they want to negotiate well-made roads and broken terrain in all conditions, the Tiger Explorer variants sold in Australia come with cornering-optimised ABS and traction control, to ensure superb stability even when approaching the most challenging apex.
The Explorer XCx, XCa, XRx and XRT, which are the four models that will be sold in Australia, all feature an Inertial Measurement Unit that, through a series of strategically positioned sensors, monitors and responds to the bike’s movement status, calculates the lean angle of the bikes and uses this measurement to ensure greater stability by optimising the performance of the ABS and traction control systems.
Add to this the choice of up to five different Rider Modes – four which are pre-set and one which can be programmed by the rider – which alters the configuration of the bike to suit riding style, road and weather conditions.
Additionally the new Hill Hold Control feature prevents the motorcycle rolling back when attempting to set off on a steep incline – particularly beneficial when the motorcycle is fully-loaded or carrying a passenger.
A new engine with more power, improved handling, rider and active rider-focused technology packaged in a family of bikes with a contemporary look and style that are distinctly their own. Featuring sharp new lines giving a stylish and muscular look and combining to deliver enhanced rider and passenger thermal comfort. Additionally all models introduce a first-in-class electrically adjustable screen that allows the rider to constantly tailor aero protection and comfort whilst riding.
The new Triumph Tiger Explorer range, with its choice of specifications and switchable, selectable and programmable features, is a range of bikes that allows riders to tailor their desired adventure, to go anywhere and everywhere from the daily commute to the corners of the earth.
- New rider-focused and active technology
- New cornering-optimised Traction Control and ABS
- New TSAS – semi-active suspension systemNew low seat variants
- New first-in class electrically adjustable screen
- New Hill Hold Control system