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2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer
2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer
2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer
2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer
2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer
2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer


- 2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer Review

2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

Brand new for 2012 is the Tiger Explorer, a flagship model for Triumph's Adventure range.

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.

Tiger Explorer. All-new bike. All-new excitement.

The ultimate choice for the long haul adventurer. Class-leading handling. The journey doesn’t have to end when the Tarmac does. Brand new, 1215cc engine, with shaft drive of course. A Triumph to take on the world.

The Tiger Explorer brings a whole new level of performance and specification to the adventure touring sector.

The thoroughly modern powerplant utilises a new ride-by-wire electronic throttle system, allowing Triumph engineers to endow the Tiger Explorer with a number of high-tech rider aids for added rider safety and comfort. Cruise control, traction control and ABS are all standard fitment on the Tiger Explorer. A tough shaft drive system has been developed for the Tiger Explorer, allowing virtually maintenance free touring, and the latest Triumph has been designed to go 10,000 miles between servicing – ideal for those long distance adventures.

Triumph’s reputation for delivering best-in-class handling continues with the Tiger Explorer, which offers a combination of excellent low-speed balance and composed high speed capability. The strong tubular steel trellis frame bears a strong visual resemblance to other models in the Triumph family, while the single-sided rear swingarm showcases the 17” 10-spoke rear wheel. Adjustable 46mm front forks allow the rider to tailor the Tiger Explorer to their individual needs and riding conditions, with the long-travel suspension and 19” front wheel giving the Tiger Explorer the capability to cope with unpaved roads.

All-new instrumentation and switchgear is both comprehensive and intuitive. The LCD instrument pack is thumb operated via switches on the handlebars and features a comprehensive onboard computer, including an ambient air temperature indicator with ice warning. The instrumentation also comes pre-configured for Triumph’s tyre pressure monitoring system, available as an optional accessory.

A comprehensive range of accessories is headlined by high quality luggage developed especially for the Tiger Explorer. The two-box pannier system provides 60 litres of luggage space, while the top box offers a further 35 litres of capacity, enough for a full-face helmet.


TRIUMPH TIGER EXPLORER

- All-new adventure touring model for 2012
- Brand new 1215cc three cylinder engine delivering class leading 137PS
- Cruise control, traction control and switchable ABS as standard
- Durable, low maintenance shaft final drive
- Adjustable rider ergonomics with user variable seat, screen and handlebar positions
- Class-leading 10,000 mile/one year service interval
- Coded key immobiliser as standard
- Wide range of official accessories available for even greater comfort and practicality
- Standard two-year unlimited mileage warranty

One year after setting a new standard with the Tiger 800 comes Triumph’s flagship entry to the adventure touring sector – the Tiger Explorer. Powered by an all-new 1215cc three-cylinder engine producing a class-leading 137PS with 121Nm of torque for effortless overtaking combined with an exciting top end growl, the Tiger Explorer sports a high-specification that will see it bring
a new level of excitement to the adventure touring class.

The thoroughly modern powerplant utilises a new ride-by-wire electronic throttle system, allowing Triumph engineers to endow the Tiger Explorer with a number of high-tech rider aids for added rider safety and comfort. Cruise control, traction control and switchable ABS are all standard fitment on the Tiger Explorer, while a tough shaft drive system has been developed for the Tiger Explorer, allowing virtually maintenance free touring. The latest Triumph has also been designed to go 10,000 miles between servicing – ideal for those long distance adventures.

Having been designed for day long, mile crunching capability, rider and pillion comfort are at the heart of the Tiger Explorer’s philosophy. The rider position is easily adjustable, with the standard saddle offering either an 840mm or 860mm seat height, with accessory high and low seat options also available, while both the screen and handlebar positions are highly adjustable to suit the individual rider preferences. The pillion hasn’t been forgotten about either, with a wide and comfortable seat equipped with large grab handles for comfort and security, while the 20 litre fuel tank ensures infrequent stops en route.

Triumph’s reputation for delivering best-in-class handling continues with the Tiger Explorer, which offers a combination of excellent low-speed balance and composed high speed capability, creating a dynamic ride over and above that expected from an adventure tourer.

The strong tubular steel trellis frame bears a strong visual resemblance to other models in the Triumph family, while the single-sided rear swingarm showcases the 17” 10-spoke rear wheel. Adjustable 46mm front forks allow the rider to tailor the Tiger Explorer to their individual needs and riding conditions, with the longtravel suspension and 19” front wheel giving the Tiger Explorer the capability to cope with unpaved roads. Stopping the Tiger Explorer are 305mm discs gripped by powerful four-piston calipers, mated to Triumph’s electronic ABS system, which can be switched off for riding on unpaved surfaces.

All-new instrumentation and switchgear is both comprehensive and intuitive. The LCD instrument pack is thumb operated via switches on the handlebars and features a comprehensive onboard computer, including an ambient air temperature indicator with ice warning, fuel consumption and average speed displays. The instrumentation also comes pre-configured for Triumph’s tyre pressure monitoring system, available as an optional accessory, while a codedkey immobiliser comes as standard equipment.

A comprehensive range of accessories is headlined by a high quality luggage range. The two-box pannier system provides 60 litres of luggage space, while the top box offers a further 35 litres of capacity, enough for a full-face helmet.

A best-in-class 950w generator has been fitted to the Tiger Explorer to facilitate the simultaneous running of multiple electrical accessories. Among the official accessories available are heated rider and pillion seats, heated grips, high power fog lights and a top box with integrated power supply for charging on the move.

The bike also comes fitted with a power socket situated close to the ignition, which can be used to power a GPS unit or items of heated clothing.

Three colour options are available for the 2012 Tiger Explorer: Sapphire Blue, Graphite and Phantom Black.



 

2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer Features and Benefits

Engine

Powered by an all-new 1215cc three-cylinder engine producing a class-leading 137PS with 121NM of torque for effortless overtaking combined with an exciting top end growl, the Tiger Explorer sports a high-specification that will see it set a new benchmark in the adventure touring class.


Rider aids

Electronic cruise control, traction control and switchable ABS brakes give Explorer riders piece of mind, and come as standard equipment.


Chassis

Tough steel chassis and adjustable sturdy 46mm forks have been designed to cope with the worst that the conditions can throw at it, while 19” front wheel offers excellent on road agility and handling characteristics.


Ergonomics

Designed to offer maximum comfort for rider and pillion, the Tiger Explorer comes with adjustable rider seat height, handlebar position and screen for day long comfort in the saddle.


High-capacity generator

Class leading 950w generator allows the simultaneous running of multiple electrical accessories, including heated rider and pillion seats, heated grips, high power fog lights and a top box with integrated power supply for charging on the move. The bike also comes fitted with a power socket situated close to the ignition, which can be used to power a GPS unit or items of heated clothing.


Comprehensive instrumentation

Handlebar operated instrument pack is Triumph’s most comprehensive yet. In addition to the large digital speed readout and analogue tachometer, the on-board computer displays a host of practical information including gear indicator, fuel consumption and an ambient air temperature indicator.


Shaft drive

Low maintenance drive shaft for hassle free long distance touring.



 


 

2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer - US Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $TBA USD

Engine and Transmission
Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line three-cylinder
Capacity 1215cc
Bore/Stroke 85 x 71.4mm
Fuel System Drive by wire, fuel injection
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 , side mounted stainless steel silencer
Final Drive Shaft
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed
Oil Capacity 4.0 litres (1.1 US gals)
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Swingarm Single-sided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive
Wheel Front Cast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 19 x 2.5in
Rear Cast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 17 x 4.0in
Tire Front 110/80 R 19
Rear 150/70 R 17
Suspension Front Kayaba 46mm upside down forks, 190mm travel
Rear Kayaba monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically adjustable preload, rebound damping adjustment, 194mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front "Twin 305mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston calipers, Switchable ABS
Rear Single 282mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, Switchable ABS
Instrument Display/Functions LCD instrument pack with digital speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty, service indicator, clock, air temperature, frost warning, hazard warning lights, trip computer, Tyre pressure monitoring system
Dimensions and Capacities
Length 2248mm/88.4in
Width (handlebars) 962mm
Height without mirrors 1410mm/55.5in
Seat Height 837mm/32.9in - 857mm/33.7in
Wheelbase 1530mm/60.2in
Rake/Trail 23.9 degree/105.5mm
Fuel Tank Capacity / Efficiency 20 litres/5.3 US gals
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 259kg/570lbs
Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power 137PS/135bhp/101kW @ 9000rpm
Maximum Torque 121Nm/89 ft.lbs @ 6400rpm
Fuel Efficiency
Price
On The Road please contact your nearest dealer

 


 

2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: TBC CDN

Engine and Transmission
Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line three-cylinder
Capacity 1215cc
Bore/Stroke 85 x 71.4mm
Fuel System Drive by wire, fuel injection
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 , side mounted stainless steel silencer
Final Drive Shaft
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed
Oil Capacity 4.0 litres (1.1 US gals)
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Swingarm Single-sided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive
Wheel Front Cast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 19 x 2.5in
Rear Cast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 17 x 4.0in
Tyre Front 110/80 R 19
Rear 150/70 R 17
Suspension Front Kayaba 46mm upside down forks, 190mm travel
Rear Kayaba monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically adjustable preload, rebound damping adjustment, 194mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front "Twin 305mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston calipers, Switchable ABS
Rear Single 282mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, Switchable ABS
Instrument Display/Functions LCD instrument pack with digital speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty, service indicator, clock, air temperature, frost warning, hazard warning lights, trip computer, Tyre pressure monitoring system
Dimensions and Capacities
Length 2248mm/88.4in
Width (handlebars) 962mm
Height without mirrors 1410mm/55.5in
Seat Height 837mm/32.9in - 857mm/33.7in
Wheelbase 1530mm/60.2in
Rake/Trail 23.9 degree/105.5mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 20 litres/5.3 US gals
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 259kg/570lbs
Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power 137PS/135bhp/101kW @ 9300rpm
Maximum Torque 121Nm/89 ft.lbs @ 6400rpm
Fuel Efficiency
Price
On The Road please contact your nearest dealer



 

2012 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer - International Specifications/Technical Details
Europe MSRP Price: On The Road £TBA

Engine and Transmission
Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line three-cylinder
Capacity 1215cc
Bore/Stroke 85 x 71.4mm
Fuel System Drive by wire, fuel injection
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 , side mounted stainless steel silencer
Final Drive Shaft
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed
Oil Capacity 4.0 litres (1.1 US gals)
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Swingarm Single-sided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive
Wheel Front Cast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 19 x 2.5in
Rear Cast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 17 x 4.0in
Tyre Front 110/80 R 19
Rear 150/70 R 17
Suspension Front Kayaba 46mm upside down forks, 190mm travel
Rear Kayaba monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically adjustable preload, rebound damping adjustment, 194mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front "Twin 305mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston calipers, Switchable ABS
Rear Single 282mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, Switchable ABS
Instrument Display/Functions LCD instrument pack with digital speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty, service indicator, clock, air temperature, frost warning, hazard warning lights, trip computer, Tyre pressure monitoring system
Dimensions and Capacities
Length 2248mm/88.4in
Width (handlebars) 962mm
Height without mirrors 1410mm/55.5in
Seat Height 837mm/32.9in - 857mm/33.7in
Wheelbase 1530mm/60.2in
Rake/Trail 23.9 degree/105.5mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 20 litres/5.3 US gals
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 259kg/570lbs
Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power 137PS/135bhp/101kW @ 9000rpm
Maximum Torque 121Nm/89 ft.lbs @ 6400rpm
Fuel Efficiency
Price
On The Road please contact your nearest dealer

* Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), the actual sale prices can vary.


 

 

 

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