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2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer

  • All-new adventure touring model for 2012
  • Brand new 1215cc three cylinder engine delivering class leading 137PS
  • Cruise control, traction control and switchable ABS as standard
  • Durable, low maintenance shaft final drive
  • Adjustable rider ergonomics with user variable seat, screen and handlebar positions
  • Class-leading 10,000 mile/one year service interval
  • Coded key immobiliser as standard
  • Wide range of official accessories available for even greater comfort and practicality
  • Standard two-year unlimited mileage warranty

One year after setting a new standard with the Tiger 800 comes Triumph’s flagship entry to the adventure touring sector – the Tiger Explorer.

Powered by an all-new 1215cc three-cylinder engine producing a class-leading 137PS with 121Nm of torque for effortless overtaking combined with an exciting top end growl, the Tiger Explorer sports a high-specification that will see it bring a new level of excitement to the adventure touring class.

The thoroughly modern powerplant utilises a new ride-by-wire electronic throttle system, allowing Triumph engineers to endow the Tiger Explorer with a number of high-tech rider aids for added rider safety and comfort. Cruise control, traction control and switchable ABS are all standard fitment on the Tiger Explorer, while a tough shaft drive system has been developed for the Tiger Explorer, allowing virtually maintenance free touring. The latest Triumph has also been designed to go 10,000 miles between servicing – ideal for those long distance adventures.

Having been designed for day long, mile crunching capability, rider and pillion comfort are at the heart of the Tiger Explorer’s philosophy. The rider position is easily adjustable, with the standard saddle offering either an 840mm or 860mm seat height, with accessory high and low seat options also available, while both the screen and handlebar positions are highly adjustable to suit the individual rider preferences. The pillion hasn’t been forgotten about either, with a wide and comfortable seat equipped with large grab handles for comfort and security, while the 20 litre fuel tank ensures infrequent stops en route.

Triumph’s reputation for delivering best-in-class handling continues with the Tiger Explorer, which offers a combination of excellent low-speed balance and composed high speed capability, creating a dynamic ride over and above that expected from an adventure tourer.

The strong tubular steel trellis frame bears a strong visual resemblance to other models in the Triumph family, while the single-sided rear swingarm showcases the 17” 10-spoke rear wheel. Adjustable 46mm front forks allow the rider to tailor the Tiger Explorer to their individual needs and riding conditions, with the longtravel
suspension and 19” front wheel giving the Tiger Explorer the capability to cope with unpaved roads. Stopping the Tiger Explorer are 305mm discs gripped by powerful four-piston calipers, mated to Triumph’s electronic ABS system, which can be switched off for riding on unpaved surfaces.