What do you think? Comments?
Let the competition continue. Triumph has indeed revealed their new Tiger 1200cc shaft driven bike. Sounds awesome and looks great too. Just like the 800 Tiger this new 1200 is aimed at the BMW 1200GS and Super Tenere. Competition is great and Cheryl and I are excited to see if BMW changes things up in the near future. Adjustable seats are something that appeals to us as well as convenience with technology. Have a peak. Not sure about the price. Anyone?
Triumph also is revealing a new McQueen bike. Beautiful. We want one of every make! :-) Very exciting time for ADV bikers and now I know we made the right decision not to buy the Tiger 800XC’s after our trip. We shall sit back and enjoy what comes out next. We will be in the market for new bikes within the next year or so!
Triumph has taken the wraps off it’s brand new 2012 Tiger Explorer, a flagship model for the British Brand’s Adventure range.Number’s are scant in the release, but here’s the spiel:
Building upon 2011’s phenomenally successful Tiger 800 models, the Tiger Explorer is powered by an all-new, shaft-driven, three-cylinder engine in excess of 1200cc, delivering class-leading performance to the adventure touring class.
The Tiger Explorer debuts Triumph’s new ‘ride-by-wire’ throttle system and includes cruise control, switchable ABS and traction control as standard. The high specification continues in the chassis department with a strong steel chassis and cast alloy wheels, 19” front and 17” rear, the latter showcased thanks to the stylish single-sided swingarm.
A suite of accessories have also been developed for the Tiger Explorer’s launch with hard and soft luggage, low and high seat options and a wide range of heated and electrical accessories which can be run simultaneously thanks to the Tiger Explorer’s best-in-class 950w generator.
The technology is undoubtable aiming to put the Explorer on the same ground as the BMW R1200GS and Yamaha Super Tenere, what remains to be seen is whether Triumph will beat BMW at it’s own adventure game as with the Tiger 800 models. Let’s just hope there’s an option for wire-spoked rims, which would be a good start.
sweet looking. Looks like a big Tiger 800XC! :-)