Triumph Tiger Explorer Is Back. New Electronics, More Power

Triumph Tiger Explorer is back. New electronics, more power 1

Triumph revealed its new Tiger Explorer family. Triumph says it is the most powerful adventure bike in the world.

Triumph is trying to keep the pace in the high demanding adventure market. It is very hard to compete with models such as BMW R 1200 GS Adventure and KTM 1290 Super Adventure, but Triumph doesn’t give up. 

The new Tiger Explorer is “the most powerful adventure bike on the market”, Triumph says. But they didn’t reveal the power figure, so we can’t be sure about the statement. To do so, it should have over 160 horsepower, the benchmark set by KTM last year with their Super Adventure.

Just like the smaller Tiger 800, the new Explorer comes in various and confusing versions: XC, Xcx, XCa, XR, XRx, XRt. Just to keep it short, the XR models are designed for tarmac, while the XC range is better in off-road. 

The XCa and XRt are the range-topping models, equipped with all the electronics Triumph is capable of: from cornering-optimized Traction Control and brakes to semi-active suspension system. Of course they are the most expensive and if you want a simple version you can pick an XC or an XR. 

Those two are fitted with WP suspension, torque-assisted clutch and a new exhaust system which is responsible for a better engine performance and for a new sound.   


Depending on the version you choose, Triumph Tiger Explorer could have one of the following electronic aids:

  • cornering traction control and ABS
  • TSAS – semi-active suspension system
  • electrically adjustable screen (a first in the adventure class)
  • Hill Hold Control system
  • Five Rider modes, including a custom mode
  • heated seats

Unfortunately, we don’t have the power, the weight and the price of the bike, all of them essential features when talking about an ultimate adventure-touring motorcycle. 

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