Triumph Tiger Explorer | Short Shift

What You See Is Not What You Get

By Marc Cook, Photography by Kevin Wing

Tech Spec

Evolution
A new model for Triumph with a chassis loosely based on the Tiger 800 and a fresh, shaft-drive triple at the heart.

Rivals
BMW R1200GS, Ducati Multistrada, Yamaha Super Tenere

Tech Spec
Price $15,699
Engine type l-c inline-triple
Valve train DOHC, 12v
Displacement 1215cc
Bore x stroke 85.0 x 71.4mm
Compression 11.0:1
Fuel system EFI, ride by wire
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Horsepower 114.3 bhp @ 9100 rpm
Torque 76.6 lb.-ft. @ 6200 rpm
Frame Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension Kayaba 46mm fork, adjustable spring preload
Rear suspension Kayaba shock, adjustable spring preload and rebound damping
Front brake Nissin four-piston calipers, 305mm discs with ABS
Rear brake Nissin two-piston caliper, 282mm disc with ABS
Front tire 110/80R-19 Metzeler Tourance EXP
Rear tire 150/70R-17 Metzeler Tourance EXP
Rake/trail 23.9°/4.1 in.
Seat height 33.1 - 33.9 in.
Wheelbase 60.2 in.
Fuel capacity 5.3 gal.
Curb weight 588 lb.
Colors Graphite, Phantom Black, Sapphire Blue
Available Now
Warranty 12 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact Triumph Motorcycles of America
385 Walt Sanders Memorial Dr.
Newnan, GA 30265
678.854.2010
www.triumphmotorcycles.com
Verdict 4.5 out of 5 stars
A fantastic long-haul runner dressed like a desert rumbler. Don’t be fooled.

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