Tiger Explorer XC revealed

Triumph's riposte to R1200GS Adventure

Posted: 3 September 2012
by Visordown News

TRIUMPH has revealed an 'XC' version of the new Tiger Adventure to tackle the more off-road oriented end of the dual-sport market.

Aimed at the likes of BMW's GS Adventure, the XC gets wire wheels, hand guards, bellypan and fog lights, but otherwise carries over the specs of the existing 1215cc triple.

That means 135bhp, traction control, shaft drive and ABS. Revealed at the weekend's Triumph Live event, where many had suspected the new 2013 Street Triple might emerge, Triumph managed to keep this one quiet. Still no sign of the Street Triple, though.

According to Triumph, the XC goes on sale next March. No prices yet, though.



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Is the XC just in case the last one was not ugly enough for you!

Sorry but the GS Adventure is a big best of a bike to hall around on the road and of road unless your Geoff Capes I can’t see how the hell you would pick either bike up when it's stuck in the mud!!!!

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 10:15

Won't get far on them tyres off road ???

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 10:16

2 off my friends ride deep off-road with GS... the secret is "dont ride alone"
Even riding a light weight enduro... you are still stuck if the bike is on top of you, or stuck down a ravine.
Safety in numbers.

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 06:18

I think it looks great, strong and rugged kind of like a two wheel tank. I would be pleased to have one, even if I was never going to take it off road. What it needs is some profile, after 'long way round' a lot of people started to look differently at the BMW GS, Triumph needs that to change the perception of the bike. That said, I really like the look and hope it works well too...

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 17:47

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