Just few days we heard the news about Ducati 1200 enduro pro launch globally, now it time for the triumph Tiger Explorer 2017 version to enter Indian market in july.
The Triumph Tiger Explorer is one of the best adventure touring motorcycle on sale in the Indian two wheeler market.After a mild update in 2016, Triumph will now launch a thoroughly updated 2017 version with updated mechanical and improved electronic aids. The 2017 Tiger Explorer will continue to be powered by the same 1,215cc three-cylinder engine, but is now delivering 139PS at 9300rpm and 123Nm at 6200 rpm (a hike of 2PS and 2Nm when compared to the earlier motor). The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike is constructed around a tubular steel trellis frame and gets WP 46mm USD (up-side down) forks with adjustable preload and 190mm of travel at the front and a WP monoshock with 193mm of wheel travel connected to a single-sided cast aluminium alloy swingarm with an integrated drive shaft.
The brakes on the motorcycle are twin 302mm floating discs at the front with radially mounted 4-piston monobloc Brembo calipers at the front and a single 282mm disc with Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper at the rear. Switchable ABS is offered as standard. The bike is fitted with tubeless 120/70 R19 tyres at the front and 170/60 R17 tyres at the rear. It gets a fuel tank capacity of 20 litres and weighs 246kg. It also gets an adjustable seat height which ranges between 837mm to 857mm. The seat height might be an issue for shorter riders.
In terms of electronics, the Tiger Explorer gets LCD display which packs a speedometer, fuel gauge, gear position indicator, service indicator, clock, ambient air temperature and coolant temperature. An additional multi-function DOT matrix LCD display shows the different riding modes, windscreen adjustment, trip computer, odometer, range-to-empty alert, tyre pressure monitoring system, settings menu and heated accessories status.
In India only the Explorer XC is available and it is expected that the manufacturer will offer the higher variants of the updated bike which include – the XR, XRx, XRt, XCr, XCx and XCa – in the country too. Apart from the above mentioned features in the XR, the XC, XRx and XCr get cornering ABS, traction control, 6-axes inertia measurement unit (IMU), Triumph semi-active suspension, off-road riding mode, cruise control, self-cancelling LED indicators, heated grips, hand guards, additional power socket and engine protector bars.
Triumph also offers a low saddle height model in the XC which is called the XC Low. This version has a saddle height between 785-805mm to suit shorter riders. In addition to the features available on the XCa, the top-of-the-line Explorer XRt and XCa gets additional features such as a hill hold control system, two extra riding modes (sport and customisable mode), LED auxiliary fog lights and heated rider and passenger seats.
The new Triumph Tiger Explorer is expected to be priced around Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the base XC version. Once on sale, it will face competition from the Ducati Multistrada 1200 and the BMW R1200 GS range.