You never know where you’ll go or what you’ll come across on a Triumph Adventure bike.
It’s not about what we’ve added to these iconic classic motorcycles over the years. It’s about what we haven’t taken away.
To the onlooker, Triumph Cruisers could be mistaken for being just about pure classic cruiser style.
The approach to our roadsters is simple. If it doesn’t enhance the power, handling, feel or sound of the bike it doesn’t go on it.
Lives on the road but was born for the track.
You know the feeling when you just want to keep riding and riding and riding?
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Being a Tiger, this is a bike built for adventure. Exploring new roads, even new countries and not stopping just because the road does.
But we made the Tiger Explorer for every rider that wants rugged dependability, long distance comfort, a powerful and torquey engine with an extended fuel range, fine handling and the ability to cope with unmade roads.
And we didn’t stop there. We added high levels of sophisticated equipment, including ABS, traction control and cruise control along with the special character that comes with a Triumph three cylinder engine, and handling so natural and easy the bike is just as much at home in town as on the tundra.
We gave the Explorer a 1215cc three-cylinder engine. Built with the latest technology to be strong, dependable and have the low maintenance levels you need on long adventures. It has plenty of power and torque with a hefty 137PS at 9300rpm, and 121Nm at just 6400rpm. Useable torque low down in the rev range where you need it most.
Not only does the Tiger Explorer boast great power, its engine has an evocative character with a creamy power delivery and unmistakable Triumph growling soundtrack.
The fuel injection is controlled by a ride-by-wire throttle system using computer control to give you the torque you need in the most efficient, predictable way.
Double overhead camshafts operate the four valves per cylinder for an engine that does what it was made to do even when the bike is fully loaded with rider, passenger, a full complement of luggage and facing a steep mountain climb.
We designed a rugged transmission comprising of a strong six-speed gearbox and an exceptionally tough shaft final drive. This gives you smooth power delivery yet is capable of dealing with the shocks and knocks it can face off-road. And, it hardly needs any maintenance, so you can get on with your ride without worrying about it.
With a big 4.4 gallon fuel tank and high efficiency engine, which returns 68mpg at a steady 56mph, means you will cover over 200 miles between fuel stops.
We built the tubular steel frame of the Tiger Explorer in the same style as other Triumphs. But it's made extra tough to deal with the stresses of off-road riding and on the road too, where you can load the Tiger Explorer heavily and still ride at high speeds or on badly maintained back roads in full control and comfort.
The suspension on the Tiger Explorer is built to cope with any kind of riding condition. We used tough 46mm forks at the front with an extended 190mm of travel, ideal for rough roads and long distance comfort. And at the rear, the single shock provides 194mm of travel and features a hydraulic remote preload adjuster and adjustable rebound damping.
Braking is looked after by a pair of 4-piston callipers and twin 305mm discs at the front backed up by a single rear disc, all controlled by our advanced, switchable electronic ABS system.
The 10-spoke, cast aluminium wheels, 17 inches diameter at the rear and 19 inches at the front, are perfect for off-road riding and effective at dealing with poor road surfaces.
The Tiger Explorer is such an easy, natural handling bike. Be it low speed corners or fast sweepers, the Explorer shows outstanding handling manners. The wheelbase is long at 1530mm so you have plenty of room on board and excellent stability.
Comfort is crucial on a bike designed for extended touring trips, so for the Tiger Explorer, we've concentrated on that for both the rider and passenger.
The riding position is perfect. High, upright and dominant with wide bars and plenty of space. Even your passenger gets plenty of space as well as large grab handles for their reassurance and safety.
The Tiger Explorer also comes with traction control as standard to give you added safety and confidence in slippery conditions. The system reassuringly keeps wheel slip to a manageable level by reading the speeds of both wheels, along with numerous engine parameters, and adjusts performance to assist the rider in maintaining a safe course.
Cruise control is fitted to all Tiger Explorers, easing fatigue over long distances and optimising fuel efficiency.
The standard ABS system uses the latest technology to prevent wheel lock-up in any condition you find yourself in. And it can be switched off for off-road use to match your riding style.
As a serious all-weather rider you would expect to be able to use various electrical devices, so the electrical system is powered by a class-leading 950W alternator. Plenty of power for you to use on the optional heated grips, spotlights, and seats.
We added a coded key immobiliser system in case your Explorer attracts the wrong kind of attention. It disables the ignition if an attempt is made to turn or force the ignition switch without the presence of the electronically coded correct key.
An option on the Tiger Explorer is spoke wheels and tubeless tyres adding even more off-road ability.
Steady motorway speeds are made easy by the aerodynamically designed adjustable screen, which fends off the slipstream without creating undue turbulence or excessive wind noise.
The Tiger Explorer tells you everything you need to know on a journey. The LCD instruments use handlebar mounted thumb switches with up/down scroll facility and feature a comprehensive onboard computer including 2 trip meters displaying distance covered, journey time, average speed, average fuel consumption, instant fuel consumption, range to empty.
Also visible on the LCD screen is the odometer readout, tyre pressure monitoring system readout (if fitted), heated seat power indicator, cruise control operation information and service interval. There is also an on-screen alert for freezing temperatures as well as a numeric readout for ambient temperature.
We’ve added a 12V power socket close to the ignition switch for a GPS unit or heated clothing.
We made the seat broad, flat and easily adjustable to either 837mm or 857mm - no tools needed. So you can get comfortable whatever your size, while even the bars and levers adjust for finer tuned ergonomics.
The Tiger Explorer’s payload is an incredible 222kg. Ideal for those long adventures.
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Our confidence provides you with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty on your new Triumph and Genuine Accessories. Alongside the knowledge that we give you a 12 month unlimited mileage warranty on replacement parts.
The Tiger Explorer carries 10,000 mile (16,000km) service intervals