Triumph Tiger Explorer

The Triumph Tiger Explorer [ taɪgə ʳ ɪksplɔ: ʳ ə ʳ ] is a motorcycle of the British vehicle manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles. The enduro was presented at the EICMA motorcycle show on November 8, 2011 in Milan, and is produced in English Hinckley. Launch was in March 2012.



The drive is provided by a liquid-cooled three-cylinder engine with 1215 cc capacity. The inline engine produces a rated power of 101 kW ( 137 hp) and a maximum torque of 121 Nm at a speed of 6400 min -1. The four valves per cylinder head are driven by two overhead, chain-driven camshafts bucket tappets. The three cylinder bore of Ø 85.6 mm in diameter, the piston has a stroke of 71.4 mm and a compression ratio of 11:1.

A two-stage traction control regulates the propulsion. The bike accelerates in 3.5 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and reaches a top speed of electronically limited 210 km / h

Landing gear

The chassis is based on a tubular steel frame. A single-sided swingarm in aluminum with torque support leads the rear, an upside -down telescopic fork with Ø 46 mm diameter front wheel. The power conversion is done by a Constant mesh six-speed gearbox, the power of separation by a wet multi-plate clutch in oil bath, and the secondary drive via a shaft drive. The clutch is actuated hydraulically. The permissible total mass is 481 kg.

Brake system

At the front tire delayed a dual hydraulic disc with Ø 320 mm in diameter and floating brake rotors with 4- piston calipers from Nissin, at the rear of a disc brake with 282 mm diameter and 2 - piston floating caliper. A turn-off anti-lock system supports the brake system.

Fuel supply

The mixture is prepared by a, known as multi-point, electronic controlled, sequential fuel injection. Ignition is digitally controlled by two spark plugs per cylinder transistor controlled. The manufacturer recommends the use of unleaded motor gasoline with an antiknock properties of at least 95 octane. The fuel tank has a volume of 20 liters, including 4 liter reserve. The average fuel consumption is 5.5 liters per 100 km.

Electrical System

The throttle position is converted electronically via a ride-by -wire system in the corresponding throttle position. The starter battery has a capacity of 18 Ah and supplies the electric starter motor. The alternator produces an electrical output of 950 watts and only supplies the ignition and lighting system and the power socket in the cockpit, on-board computer with LCD display and cruise control and heated grips and seat heating. Valves and instruments adopted by the Triumph Tiger 800.

Exhaust system

The exhaust gas treatment consists of a closed loop catalytic converter and meets the emission class EURO 3. The three exhaust manifold open at the rear on the right side of the vehicle in a stainless steel rear silencer.

Market positioning

The Tiger Explorer is motorized on average in the class of travel enduro with 1,200 cc displacement.


"With the Triumph Tiger Explorer takes a leading position in the enduros field. Highest peak power in the segment, high-quality components and assistance systems and comprehensive equipment as standard are facts that could make the bike into a serious competition for the previously undisputed champion BMW R 1200 GS. "

"Even on driving behavior, there is nothing to complain about; as stable as agile takes the Briton every type of road under the wheels. The tighter the curve mesh is, the more the driver feels the heavy weight of 277 kilograms ( with full equipment, without case ) and the high center of gravity - as the BMW is clear with 245 kilos in advantage. Not quite perfect, the front forks: you dive in hard braking a deep, affecting the ABS control. Can bribe the Explorer with its complete equipment. "

"Surprisingly lively, the machine presents but then when driving. The engine revs it lacks perhaps a little of Bums - can the GS better with the boxer. But it screeches and he hisses obenrum like a crazed tiger better. On the highway, the Explorer in her profession: Longer stages - even with constant speed 180 - can cope with loose Also thanks to the good wind shield ( by hand easy to adjust ). "

" Footed it comes to curves, and at a walking pace around tight turns, stable, the Tiger pushes on the highway due to air shear layers between the truck The comfort was the developers particularly dear -. , And it shows "