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2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRt
2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRt



2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRt Review

2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRt on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Ultimate Road Orientated Adventure Bike....

The all-new Tiger Explorer XRT packs immense power and linear torque from its signature 1215cc triple engine and is optimised for road riding with cast wheels, ABS, Traction control and Brembo monobloc 4-piston radial callipers at the front, and a single 282mm disc, 2-piston sliding calliper at the rear. The XRT also incorporates Triumph’s electronically controlled semi-active suspension system (TSAS) continuously adjusts the suspension settings as you ride, delivering the best control, comfort and riding experience on any surface.

Five new selectable Rider modes; Road, Rain, Sport, Off-Road and fully customizable ‘Rider’ mode, incorporate different setting for ABS, traction control and throttle maps, each optimised to suit the selected mode for maximum control, comfort and rider engagement.

With an electronically adjustable touring screen, hand guards, heated grips, heated seats for both rider and pillion as well as pannier rails and cruise control as standard, crossing continents or the daily commute to work is an ease. It is the ultimate road orientated adventure bike.



 



2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRt www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Additional to Tiger Explorer XRX
•Electrically adjustable Touring screen
•Engine protection bars
•Heated rider and passenger seat
•Hill Hold Control
•Pannier rails for aluminium panniers
•"Sport" and fully customizable "Rider" riding mode
•TPMS

Plus Additional to Tiger Explorer XR
•Additional 12V Power Socket
•Advanced On Board computer
•cornering optimised ABS and Traction Control
•Cruise control
•Hand guards
•Heated grips
•Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
•"Off Road" riding mode
•Triumph Semi Active Suspension (TSAS)
•Self cancelling indicators

Plus XR Standard Equipment
•ABS and Traction Control
•Brembo monoblock 4-pistons radial calipers
•Centre stand
•Electrically adjustable screen
•Immobiliser
•Newly designed cast wheels
•On Board computer
•Road and Rain riding modes
•Sump guard
•USB Power Socket
•Adjustable WP front and rear suspension
•12V Power Socket




The new Tiger Explorer family has been conceived, designed and built to deliver the ultimate go anywhere, do anything transcontinental touring motorcycle for every adventure rider, wherever they ride.

Everything feels right with the world


Our new Tiger Explorer is packed full of new rider-focused technology to ensure superb handling stability and control that can be tailored to your personal preference, letting you get the most out of your ride, whether on road, trail or byway.

The range is divided in to two distinct model variants. The XR series are optimised for road use, while the XC models thrive in more rugged terrain, but both are equally happy when the roles are reversed.

The unique-in-class 1215cc triple engine delivers more power, more torque and improved fuel consumption, smoothly and progressively across the whole rev range.

 

 

 

2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRt www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


Triumph Semi active Suspension (TSAS)

The new Tiger Explorer’s performance is given a new level of dynamism on the XCX, XCA, XRX & XRT models with the addition of 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 load carried, to provide optimal grip and drive in any situation.

The system uses an inertial measurement unit which incorporates 3 gyros and 3 accelerometers to continuously measure the bike's roll, pitch and yaw as well as longitudinal & lateral accelerations. The chassis central unit then uses this information, along with suspension position, swing arm position, wheel speed sensors, brake pressure and twist grip, to calculate the damping settings. All designed to deliver an engaged, confidence inspiring ride.

 


Optimised Cornering ABS & Traction Control

To give the rider the handling, control and response they want, when negotiating well-made roads and broken terrain in all conditions, the new Tiger Explorer offers as standard multi-channel switchable ABS and traction control on the entry level XR model. The other four models come with cornering-optimised ABS and traction control, to ensure superb stability even when approaching the most challenging apex.

The XRX, XRT XCX, AND XCA, models all feature an Inertial Measurement Unit that, through a series of strategically positioned sensors, monitors and responds to the bike’s movement status, calculates the lean angle of the bikes and uses this measurement to ensure greater stability by optimising the performance of the ABS and traction control systems.

 


Hill Hold Control

The Tiger Explorer XRT and Tiger Explorer XCA offer a new hill hold control feature that prevents the motorcycle rolling back or forward when setting off on a steep incline or decline. This feature is particularly beneficial when the motorcycle is fully loaded or carrying a passenger.

The feature is activated by the rider pulling sharply on the front brake while stationary. The system then maintains the pressure when the front brake is released, to hold the bike stationary without having to use the front or rear brake. The hill hold function simply deactivates automatically by riding off normally.

 


Rider Modes


Rider Modes: OFF-ROAD

Designed to enhance the ride and pleasure of covering broken ground, the Traction Control and ABS settings are adjusted for optimised off road performance. The TSAS system has been specifically calibrated for this mode, optimising the damping response for enhanced control in off-road conditions.

Available on Tiger Explorer XRX/XCX. XRT/XCA


Rider Modes: SPORT

Exploits the full potential of the Tiger Explorer’s triple engine by providing a more direct throttle response. The setting of the ABS ensures excellent braking performance on paved surfaces, while the dedicated setting of the Traction Control allows increased rear wheel slip compared to the road setting, for a more dynamic ride. The TSAS system provides firmer damping to take on and conquer the most demanding roads.

Available on Tiger Explorer XRT/XCA


Rider Modes: RIDER CONFIGURABLE

The perfect setting for riders who wish to configure the ride to their own style, performance and enjoyment.

Available on Tiger Explorer XRT/XCA

 


Rider Modes

The new Tiger Explorer family makes full use of Triumph’s impressive Rider Mode technology to offer a choice of up to five Rider Modes, four which are pre-set and one which can be programmed by the rider – which alters the configuration of the bike to suit riding style, road and weather conditions.

Each Rider Mode changes the engine map, the levels of ABS and Traction Control, and where fitted, the damping set-up of the TSAS system and power.


Rider Modes: ROAD

Maximises comfort and riding pleasure, particularly over long distances. The ABS and Traction Control settings ensure great stability and optimise braking on paved surfaces. The engine map is set to make the most of the smooth delivery of power over asphalt or similar surfaces. The TSAS (if fitted) will provide the optimal setting for road use.

Available on all Tiger Explorer models


Rider Modes: RAIN

Specifically developed for use over wet and slippery surfaces, the engine map reduces power, the Traction Control setting minimises rear wheel slip for enhanced control and the ABS setting prevents lock-up, avoiding uncontrolled skids. The TSAS (if fitted) features a soft set-up to improve grip.

Available on all Tiger Explorer models


Rider Modes: OFF-ROAD

Designed to enhance the ride and pleasure of covering broken ground, the Traction Control and ABS settings are adjusted for optimised off road performance. The TSAS system has been specifically calibrated for this mode, optimising the damping response for enhanced control in off-road conditions.

Available on Tiger Explorer XRX/XCX. XRT/XCA


Rider Modes: SPORT

Exploits the full potential of the Tiger Explorer’s triple engine by providing a more direct throttle response. The setting of the ABS ensures excellent braking performance on paved surfaces, while the dedicated setting of the Traction Control allows increased rear wheel slip compared to the road setting, for a more dynamic ride. The TSAS system provides firmer damping to take on and conquer the most demanding roads.

Available on Tiger Explorer XRT/XCA


Rider Modes: RIDER CONFIGURABLE

The perfect setting for riders who wish to configure the ride to their own style, performance and enjoyment.

Available on Tiger Explorer XRT/XCA


Rider Modes

The new Tiger Explorer family makes full use of Triumph’s impressive Rider Mode technology to offer a choice of up to five Rider Modes, four which are pre-set and one which can be programmed by the rider – which alters the configuration of the bike to suit riding style, road and weather conditions.

Each Rider Mode changes the engine map, the levels of ABS and Traction Control, and where fitted, the damping set-up of the TSAS system and power.


Rider Modes: ROAD

Maximises comfort and riding pleasure, particularly over long distances. The ABS and Traction Control settings ensure great stability and optimise braking on paved surfaces. The engine map is set to make the most of the smooth delivery of power over asphalt or similar surfaces. The TSAS (if fitted) will provide the optimal setting for road use.

Available on all Tiger Explorer models


Rider Modes: RAIN

Specifically developed for use over wet and slippery surfaces, the engine map reduces power, the Traction Control setting minimises rear wheel slip for enhanced control and the ABS setting prevents lock-up, avoiding uncontrolled skids. The TSAS (if fitted) features a soft set-up to improve grip.

Available on all Tiger Explorer models

 


Triple Engine

At the heart of the Explorer is a unique 12 valve, 1215cc in-line three cylinder unit that generates incredible wall of linear torque 123NM at 6200 rpm and in fact 139ps at 9300rpm of power from the largest capacity engine in the segment.

To make the best use of its power, the new Tiger Explorer makes use of a hydraulic torque assist clutch to reduce lever effort and long-time rider fatigue. All New Tiger Explorer models feature a 6 speed gearbox in which the top gear is set high to make cruising long distances both easy and fuel efficient. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel through a low-maintenance final shaft drive.


Exhaust

The new Tiger Explorer also features a new exhaust system that not only helps with the engine performance and achieving compliance with the Euro 4 emissions standard, but also gives the family a distinctive, resonant exhaust note unique to a Triumph triple engine.


Triple Engine

At the heart of the Explorer is a unique 12 valve, 1215cc in-line three cylinder unit that generates incredible wall of linear torque 123NM at 6200 rpm and in fact 139ps at 9300rpm of power from the largest capacity engine in the segment.

To make the best use of its power, the new Tiger Explorer makes use of a hydraulic torque assist clutch to reduce lever effort and long-time rider fatigue. All New Tiger Explorer models feature a 6 speed gearbox in which the top gear is set high to make cruising long distances both easy and fuel efficient. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel through a low-maintenance final shaft drive.

 

 

Chassis


The chassis in the new Tiger Explorer has been designed to add a new level of dynamism to adventure riding. The addition of market leading adjustable WP suspension provides an enviable balance of comfort and control on the entry level models which is further enhanced by the inclusion of the all new Triumph Semi- Active Suspension system TSAS on the XRX, XRT, XCX & XCA

The inclusion of the technologically advanced, radially mounted Brembo monobloc calipers, is a further demonstration of our focus on agility, control and performance in every aspect of the chassis, suspension and braking systems.



Styling


Cockpit

The cockpit has been developed with one thing in mind, the rider. Refined ergonomics, all new switch gear and the inclusion of the latest LCD display ensures ease of use even at speed.


Electrically Adjustable Screen

The new Tiger Explorer sets a new level of rider focus in the segment. All models feature a first-in-class electrically adjustable screen that allows the rider to constantly tailor aero-protection and comfort whilst riding.

The Tiger Explorer XRT and Tiger Explorer XCA have the taller Touring screen as standard.


Comfort

The seating, foot peg and bar position has been developed to ensure maximum rider comfort, whether sitting down putting in the miles, or standing up taking off-road in their stride. The inclusion of heated grips on all but the XR and heated rider and passenger seats on the XRT and XCA, ensure all year round, all climate rider and passenger comfort for the miles ahead.


Bodywork

Contemporary crisp lines, technically crafted details and distinctive styling give the new Tiger Explorer a tough, assertive and commanding stance. It displays a modern beauty and proportioned muscularity that portrays the confidence and capability you would expect from Triumph.

 

 



 

2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRt - www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price:19500 USD

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
Type Liquidcooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3cylinder
Capacity 1215cc
Bore Stroke 85 mm / 71.4 mm
Max Power EC 139 Hp (102 kW) @ 9,300 rpm 90.7 FTlbs (123 Nm) @ 6,200 rpm
Max Torque EC 123 Nm @ 6,200 rpm
System Ride by Wire, fuel injection
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 header system, side mounted stainless steel silencer
Final drive Shaft drive
Clutch Wet, multiplate hydraulically operated, torque assist
Gearbox 6speed

CHASSIS
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Swingarm Singlesided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive
Front Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 10spoke 19 x 3.0in
Rear Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 10spoke 17 x 4.5in
Front Tires 120/70 R19
Rear Tires 170/60 R17
Front Suspension
WP 48mm upside down forks, electronically adjustable damping, 190mm travel.
Rear Suspension
WP monoshock, electronically adjustable semi active damping, 193mm wheel travel. Automatic preload adjustment.
Brakes Front Twin 305 mm floating discs, radially mounted monobloc Brembo calipers, 4piston, switchable ABS
Brakes Rear Single 282mm disc, Nissin 2piston sliding caliper, switchable ABS

Instrument Display and Functions
Instrument pack with analogue tachometer, fixed segment LCD display and multifunction dot matrix LCD display. Fixed segment LCD display: speedometer, fuel gauge, gear position indicator, service indicator, clock, ambient air temperature, coolant temperature, cruise control status and set speed. Multifunction DOT matrix LCD display: five Riding Modes (Road, Rain, OffRoad,
Sport, Rider), windscreen adjustment, TSAS setting, Trip computer (journey distance, journey time, average fuel consumption, average speed), motorcycle information (odometer, rangetoempty, instantaneous fuel consumption, TPMS), settings menu, heated grips status, heated seat status.

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Width
Handlebars
32.7 in (830 mm) With handguards: 36.6 in (930 mm)
Height Without Mirror
57.9 in (1470 mm) 60.6 in (1540 mm) with higher screen position
Seat Height 33.0 33.7 in (837 857 mm)
Wheelbase 59.8 in (1520 mm)
Rake 23.1¢ª
Trail 3.9 in (99.2 mm)
Dry Weight 560 lbs (254 Kg)
Tank Capacity 5.3 US Gallon

FUEL CONSUMPTION
Fuel Consumption **
40.6 US MPG
**Fuel economy estimates are based on the EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures



 


 

2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRt - www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
Type Liquidcooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3cylinder
Capacity 1215cc
Bore Stroke 85 mm / 71.4 mm
Max Power EC 139 Hp (102 kW) @ 9,300 rpm 90.7 FTlbs (123 Nm) @ 6,200 rpm
Max Torque EC 123 Nm @ 6,200 rpm
System Ride by Wire, fuel injection
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 header system, side mounted stainless steel silencer
Final drive Shaft drive
Clutch Wet, multiplate hydraulically operated, torque assist
Gearbox 6speed

CHASSIS
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Swingarm Singlesided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive
Front Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 10spoke 19 x 3.0in
Rear Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 10spoke 17 x 4.5in
Front Tires 120/70 R19
Rear Tires 170/60 R17
Front Suspension
WP 48mm upside down forks, electronically adjustable damping, 190mm travel.
Rear Suspension
WP monoshock, electronically adjustable semi active damping, 193mm wheel travel. Automatic preload adjustment.
Brakes Front Twin 305 mm floating discs, radially mounted monobloc Brembo calipers, 4piston, switchable ABS
Brakes Rear Single 282mm disc, Nissin 2piston sliding caliper, switchable ABS

Instrument Display and Functions
Instrument pack with analogue tachometer, fixed segment LCD display and multifunction dot matrix LCD display. Fixed segment LCD display: speedometer, fuel gauge, gear position indicator, service indicator, clock, ambient air temperature, coolant temperature, cruise control status and set speed. Multifunction DOT matrix LCD display: five Riding Modes (Road, Rain, OffRoad,
Sport, Rider), windscreen adjustment, TSAS setting, Trip computer (journey distance, journey time, average fuel consumption, average speed), motorcycle information (odometer, rangetoempty, instantaneous fuel consumption, TPMS), settings menu, heated grips status, heated seat status.

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Width
Handlebars
32.7 in (830 mm) With handguards: 36.6 in (930 mm)
Height Without Mirror
57.9 in (1470 mm) 60.6 in (1540 mm) with higher screen position
Seat Height 33.0 33.7 in (837 857 mm)
Wheelbase 59.8 in (1520 mm)
Rake 23.1¢ª
Trail 3.9 in (99.2 mm)
Dry Weight 560 lbs (254 Kg)
Tank Capacity 5.3 US Gallon

FUEL CONSUMPTION
Fuel Consumption **
40.6 US MPG
**Fuel economy estimates are based on the EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures


 



 

2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRt - www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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