Triumph to Launch Tiger Explorer in India Soon

  • 16th, Jul 2017 11:00 AM
  • Mayank Sharma
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Back in 2013, Triumph Motorcycles advanced toward India with an array of premium motorcycles with costs ranging from Rs. 5.7 lakhs to Rs. 20 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Of the ten motorcycles on offer, the Thunderbird, Rocket III and Tiger series were shipped to the Indian shores via CBU route. While, the rest were brought in through CKD units and assembled at brand’s manufacturing capacity in Manesar. Currently, the company is contemplating to introduce the 2017 Tiger Explorer XCx in India.

The Tiger Explorer is a dual-sport bike which offers an upright riding position, tall windshield and high ground clearance. Based on a tubular trellis frame, the 2017 Tiger Explorer features upside down forks, rear mono suspension and hydraulic assist clutch. As an electronic assistance, the 2017 version will be furnished with several rider enhancements equipments and the ride-by-wire technology as well. All these attributes along with a powerful motor, make it a promising adventure tourer.

The 2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer will gets the propelling power from a retuned version of the 1215cc, in-line 3-cylinder engine that powers the current Tiger Explorer. The Euro IV compliant engine, now produces 137 HP of peak power and 123 NM of torque with the sport of a 6-speed gearbox.

2017 Triumph Explorer XCx

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The list of electronic features on the 2017 Triumph Explorer includes Triumph’s Semi Active Suspension (TSAS), traction control, cornering ABS and different rider modes Road, Rain and Off-Road are the three riding modes on offer. Supported by an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), these modes monitor and control the suspension, ABS and traction control and various other electronics depending on the load and terrain.

The 2017 Tiger Explorer is as of now on sale in other countries in various variants but the Indian market will only get the XCx variant. Since the bike will be shipped as a CBU, it will pull in more taxes and the costs will shoot up. As of now, we anticipate the bike will be cost at Rs. 21 lakhs (ex-showroom). The 2017 Tiger Explorer will go in competition with the likes of Ducati Multistrada 1200S and BMW R 1200GS, in spite of having costlier price tag.