Triumph’s new 2016 Tiger Explorer is now available in Australian dealerships.
The new Explorer was heavily praised by the world’s motorcycling media at the recent launch in Portugal.
Typical comments heard were that the 2016 model is “an incredibly accomplished motorcycle that can hustle on or off-road”, and that “the new machine is easier to ride for longer, as well as being safer, faster over distance and above all, more fun”.
They’re big claims for a bike that has already built a strong reputation in the adventure touring market for both its engine performance and handling.
Triumph has been a major player in that market since it introduced the very successful Tiger 800 range in 2011.
The Tiger 1200 Explorer came along in 2012.
It set a new standard with a highly efficient three-cylinder engine that returned fuel consumption figures of 5.0l/100km and has 16,000km service intervals.
It is shaft driven and has cruise control as standard equipment.
For 2016 Triumph has taken the bike to a new level by incorporating a significant amount of rider assist technology.
The bike now has electronic semi-active WP suspension, 5 active rider modes, and lean angle sensitive ABS and traction control.
This has all been made possible by adding a ride-by-wire throttle system to the engine.
The top of the line XCa and XRt models also have an electronically adjustable windscreen, heated grips, heated seats, cruise control, hand guards, hill hold control and a range of protective accessories.
There is even an XCx model with an ultra low saddle of just 785mm to cater for those that find the standard model too high!