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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Triumph Launches New Explorer in India July 2017

Vimal SUMBLY, MD Triumph Motorcycles (India) Pvt Ltd, today, July 25, 2017, personally launched the new Tiger Explorer. Let me give you the most important piece of information first: it was launched at an ex-showroom price of 18,75L. That is like US$29112. Just to let you know, they are overbooked with pre-orders even before the bike was launched. How is that to look glum. Well Triumph is doing the basics right.

To begin with Triumph is doing 90% CKD from their Manesar facility. Secondly, this Tiger comes exactly with European specs. Once bitten twice shy they say. Old times axioms stick it seems. They have also noticed the fact that East India is registering strong sales. Hence they have two major outlets there, Calcutta, (yes I am old fashioned, it never hurt me) and Bhubaneswar. They are also beginning to move to tier II cities which is a big change from every "big bike" manufacturer out there!

Another first from Triumph: they are the first manufacturer to give experiential riding with a coach. Yes, it is not just take a bike and ride. They teach you over a programme what it is to ride a big bike, handling, braking, leaning, going off-road, touring over a long ride and so on. For more details on learning this programme, please touch base with your nearest Triumph dealer. You are sure to make large strides in motorcycling if you do that.

Okay, now about this new release... what do they have new? As Vimal Sumbly said, "It is a whole new bike!"

The new Triumph Explorer XCx is designed to excel off-road. 

The new Tiger Explorer features a host of technological upgrades with a particular emphasis on state-of-the-art active technology to ensure superb stability and control.

These features include:
·       Triumph Semi-Active Suspension
·       Corner optimised switchable ABS and Traction Control
·       The introduction of Rider Modes, including a rider programmable mode

 The new Tiger Explorer’s overall performance is given a new level of dynamism through the use of WP adjustable suspension on the two entry level models.  The other four models feature the ground-breaking Triumph Semi Active Suspension system. This allows the rider to electronically control the adjustment of the front and rear suspension damping, automatically adapting the rear shock absorber pre-load settings to reflect the terrain being covered and providing optimal grip and drive in any situation.

Tiger Explorer XCx series

Spec highlights include (varies depending on model):

·       Unique 1215cc triple engine with shaft final drive
·       Contemporary and distinctive Adventure styling
·       ABS and traction control
·       Cornering-optimised ABS and traction control
·       3 Rider Modes- Sports/ Normal and Comfort
·       WP adjustable front and rear suspension
·       Triumph Semi Active Suspension
·       Brembo monobloc 4-piston radial calipers
·       Advanced on-board computer
·       Inertial measurement unit
·       Electrically adjustable screen
·       Immobiliser
·       Spoked wheels
·       12V Power socket/s
·       5V under seat USB socket
·       Heated grips
·       Cruise control
·       Hand guards
·       Aluminium sump guard
·       Radiator guard
·       Engine bars
·       Foglights

The electronically adjustable screen is quite neat actually. 

Even though this is an all new bike, the signature Tiger look is not lost. The bike comes in three different colours, White, Black and Blue. I like the Blue one. 


The Tiger signature look!


You have more features than a high-end car!

The new TSAS suspension

You do not have to clean your chain-set after every dirty ride!

You need coaching to learn all the switches!

I love that front look!

Author/Photographer, Krishnendu (KEN).

Ken, author/photographer.

For all queries, please write to us at krishnendu.kes@throttlequest.com 
Or to Bobby.roy@throttlequest.com 

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Item Reviewed: Triumph Launches New Explorer in India July 2017 Description: Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Krishnendu, aka Ken.
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