Though we expected it to break cover in the Trophy sport-tourer spied here last month, Triumph’s XL all-surface triple looks to be a fresh piece of work, inheriting few part numbers, if any, from its 1050cc pre- decessor. Home office PR boss Paul Taylor says the Explorer’s all-new engine was designed specifically for global adventures. That tells us to expect something more than the current GS-spec Boxer’s rated 110 horses, sent earthward via shaft final-drive through a new single-sided aluminum swingarm, complete with what appears to be a parallelogram-type link to keep all that torque from bullying the single-shock rear suspension. An equally new electronic ride-by-wire throttle will debut on the Explorer as well, blessed with standard cruise control for the freeway and traction control for everywhere else. A stout, 950-watt generator provides electrical impetus for all of the above. Beyond that, the biggest British triple appears to share a good deal of its basic architecture with the 799cc Tiger, starting with two cams and a dozen valves upstairs. Oil is carried in a wet sump, below stacked gearbox shafts and a gear-driven balance shaft ahead of the crank.