Motorcycle Types Adventure / Dual-Sport 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer | Unveiled

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer | Unveiled

2012 Triumph Motorcycle

With the Adventure motorcycle segment continually growing, Triumph added another model to its 2012 lineup – the Tiger Explorer, which will be unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan Nov. 8.

The Tiger Explorer will be the largest version of the Triumph’s adventure bikes, joining the Tiger 800 and Tiger 1050, both of which have had much success in the US. The bike is clearly Triumph’s intention of going head-to-head with other larger adventure bikes such as the BMW R 1200 GS.

The 2012 Explorer will feature a 1200cc, three-cylinder engine, which the UK-based company says will deliver "class-leading performance to the adventure touring market."

Triumph says: "featuring a high-specification as standard, the Tiger Explorer debuts Triumph’s new ride-by-wire throttle system and includes cruise control, switchable ABS and traction control as standard.

"The unparalleled quality continues in the chassis department with a strong steel frame and cast alloy wheels, 19" front and 17" rear, the latter showcased by the stylish single-sided swingarm."

And of course, Triumph will offer many accessories for the 2012 Tiger Explorer, including hard and soft luggage, heated and electrical accessories which can be run simultaneously due to the 950w generator, and seat-height options.

Stay clicked to for a full preview with MSRP and additional photos once the information becomes available.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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