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

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer | Quick Look

2012 Triumph Adventure Motorcycle

When Triumph replaced the Tiger 955 with the 1050 edition, all pretenses of off-pavement riding were eliminated.

The Tiger 800 XC was brought in to satisfy those with an appetite with the dirt, and the Tiger 1050 became tarmac-only.

The new 2012 Tiger Explorer shows that Triumph wants to take its big triple off-road again, thanks to dirt-usable tires and a plastic guard for the three header pipes.

Also, the new motor will be larger than 1200cc and have shaft drive. Cruise control, switchable ABS, and traction control are standard.

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer Quick Look:

  • ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-3
  • BORE x STROKE: 85mm x 71.4mm
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • SUSPENSION: Kayaba
  • WHEELBASE: 60.2″
  • RAKE: 23.9 degrees
  • WET WEIGHT: 570 pounds
  • PRICE: $15,699

For a preview of the 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer, which includes full specs, click here. For a look into the entire 2012 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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