Triumph Motorcycles already sell the Tiger Explorer in six different variants in global markets, including the XR and the XC range. The company is all set to launch the updated Tiger Explorer in India on 25th July. The ongoing model in the country is available in the XC variant and now the two-wheeler maker will launch the 2017 motorcycle in one variant, the XCx. The 2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XCx will be powered by a Euro 4 compliant 1215cc three cylinder engine. The unit will deliver 137 hp of maximum power at 9,300 rpm and 123 Nm of peak torque at 6,200 rpm. The power figures have been increased by 2 hp and 2 Nm, respectively, compared to the current engine. The engine will send power to the rear wheel via a 6-speed transmission.
The upcoming motorcycle will get updated features such as ride-by-wire technology and different riding modes, namely; Road, Rain and Off-Road. It will also feature cornering ABS (Antilock Braking System) and switchable ABS along with traction control and slip-assist clutch. Triumph will also equip the new Tiger Explorer with Triumph electronically controlled Semi-Active Suspension (SAS) and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). The IMU improves the performance of the motorcycle by controlling the electronic aids based on readings from the movement of the vehicle along with 6-axes based on pitch, roll, and yaw movement. Other highlights of the motorcycle include a hydraulic torque assist clutch that reduces lever effort and riding fatigue, 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch at the rear.
The 2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer will be the third motorcycle in India after the Triumph Bonneville Bobber and the Triumph Street Triple S. The updated motorcycle was also showcased at the 2015 EICMA motorcycle show. In India, the 2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer will be available in limited numbers. The Tiger Explorer is expected to be priced a bit higher than the outgoing model between Rs 21 lakh and Rs 22 lakh, ex-showroom. When launched, it will compete with the likes of the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro and the BMW R 1200 GS.