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Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200

You don’t call this the new kid on the block. This is a giant. And it’s here to prove it, taking on the likes of BMW R1200GS, Yamaha Super Tenere and Moto Guzzi Stelvio. Obviously, they won’t take it lying down. Meaning the big-bore adventure fight is set!

Bring on the open road, check the pre-load, set your seat height, swing the engine, kick it into gear, turn the ear! The new 1200 Triumph Tiger Explorer looked ready even before you hit the start button.


Engine: 12 valve, DOHC, in-line three-cylinder
Displacement: 1215cc
Bore & Stroke: 85 mm x 71.4 mm
Compression Ratio: NA
Maximum Power: 135bhp @ 9300rpm
Maximum Torque: 89ft.lbs @ 7850rpm
Oil Capacity: 4.0 litres (1.1 US gals)
Cooling: Liquid-Cooled
Fuel System: Drive by wire, fuel injection
Ignition: Electronic
Starting: Electric
Transmission: 6-speed
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Final Drive: Shaft
Rake and Trail: 23.9 / 4.15 in.
Wheel Base: 60.2 in.
Seat Height: 32.9 in.
Suspension: Front – Kayaba 46 mm upside down forks, 190 mm travel
Suspension: Rear – Kayaba monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically adjustable preload
Front Brake: Twin 305 mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston calipers, Switchable ABS
Rear Brake: Single 282 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, Switchable ABS
Front Tire: 110/80 R 19
Rear Tire: 150/70 R 17
Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gal
Exhaust: Stainless steel 3 into 1, side mounted stainless steel silencer
Length: 2110mm (83.0in)
Width: 840mm (33.0in)
Height without mirrors: 1320mm (51.9in)
Seat Height: 835mm (32.8in)
Wheelbase: 1510mm (59.4in)
Rake/Trail: 23.2°/87.7mm
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 liters (5.3 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride): 245kg (539lbs)

Triumph’s big beaut sports a new steel chassis, adjustable seat height and on-the-go on-off ABS settings.

Triumph Tiger Explorer

02/11/2011. Category: Wheels. Topic: , .

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