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2016 Triumph Explorer 1200 introduced at EICMA 2015

2016 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 (3)

Higher variants get lean sensitive ABS and traction control.

The 2016 Triumph Explorer 1200 flagship adventure tourer has been introduced at the EICMA 2015. The motorcycle is available in six variants – XC, XCx, XCa, XR, XRx and XRt. The XR variants are road biases whereas the XC variants are equipped for off-road usage.

All the variants are powered by a 1,215 cc inline three-cylinder engine which employs a shaft drive. Technical specifications are not revealed yet but Triumph says that the new engine will deliver more power and a linear torque curve throughout the rev range. The bike also gets a torque assisted clutch to reduce the effort required.

2016 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 (13)

The XCx and XRx variants can also be availed in low-seat configuration.

Save for the entry level XC and XR variants, the rest of the lineup features semi active suspension system, corner sensitive ABS and traction control systems. The Tiger Explorer uses an inertial measurement unit to make its electronic systems aware of the real time lean angle. The base models employ adjustable WP suspension system.

Noteworthy features of the range topping variants include tyre pressure monitoring system, heated grips and seats, electrically controlled windscreens, up to 5 selectable ride modes, Brembo monobloc 4-piston radial calipers for front discs, advanced on-board computer, Hill Hold Control, 12 Power socket, underseat USB socket, cruise control, foglights, aluminium sump guard, and many more.

Also read – Triumph Tiger 800 XCa launched in India

Prices and technical specifications are expected be revealed early next year when the motorcycle is ready to hit the showrooms.

2016 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 – Photos


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Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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