Tough shaft drive system specially developed for Tiger Explorer allows virtually maintenance free touring. The shaft itself is a two-part ‘metalistic’ shaft, which means that a rubber component sits between two separate shafts to deliver a smoother riding experience.
The heart of the Tiger Explorer philosophy is maximum comfort and control whatever the rider's height, with a low 810mm to a towering 880mm adjustable seat height (utilising Triumph's range of accessory saddles); plus adjustable screen and handlebar positions to increase the arm, wrist and hand comfort, as well as reducing potential wind buffeting. Load up with everything you need for the long trip with the large, flat surface luggage rack which includes rugged grab handles for pillion safety and comfort. For extra peace of mind, there's also a generous under-seat storage compartment for a sturdy security lock.
Class-leading with 137PS, this all-new 1215cc three-cylinder engine produces 121Nm of torque for effortless overtaking and a thrilling spread of power throughout the range. Built 'from the ground up', components specifically designed and manufactured to produce superb torque â€˜on demand' include the ignition timing, inlet and exhaust port shape, as well as the combustion chamber.
New ride-by-wire advanced electronic throttle system includes traction control for added safety and cruise control for reduced rider fatigue. The traction control 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. Set the speed and the cruise control reduces the strain of long highway stretches, as well as optimising fuel economy so you arrive relaxed and ready for the next day's adventure.
Tiger Explorer's best-in-class 950w generator facilitates simultaneous operation of multiple electrical accessories. The generator works by using fixed coils charged by six rotating powered coils (not magnets as is usual on motorcycles) which are geared off the clutch. This allows more power to be produced at lower revs and to suit the consumption of the Tiger Explorer and its accessories. It also avoids the need to overproduce power and to dissipate excess heat. The result is less energy wastage, better economy and less ‘performance drag’ on the engine. The Tiger Explorer is also fitted with a power socket conveniently located close to the ignition for powering your GPS unit or your items of heated clothing. An additional socket, located close to the pillion seat, is available as a Triumph Genuine Accessories fitment.
Tiger Explorer tells you everything you need to know on a journey. The 2 inch x 2.5 inch LCD instrument pack uses thumb switches, with up/down scroll facility, on the handlebars and features a comprehensive onboard computer. Info provided includes 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.