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2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer Spoked Wheels Review
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer Spoked Wheels on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
You never know where you’ll go or what you’ll come across on a Triumph Adventure bike.
That’s why we have engineered them to cope so when you ride way out, you and your Triumph work as one, conquering miles, varied terrain and obstacles in your path. Because we know it’s not just about where you can go, it’s how you get there.
Wherever ‘there’ ends up being.
Being a Tiger, this is a bike built for adventure. Exploring new roads, even new countries and not stopping just because the road does.
But we made the Tiger Explorer for every rider that wants rugged dependability, long distance comfort, a powerful and torquey engine with an extended fuel range, fine handling and the ability to cope with unmade roads.
And we didn’t stop there. We added high levels of sophisticated equipment, including ABS, traction control and cruise control along with the special character that comes with a Triumph three cylinder engine, and handling so natural and easy the bike is just as much at home in town as on the tundra.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer Spoked Wheels www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
The Triumph Tiger Explorer Spoked Wheels is designed to give you the power and confidence to follow your heart, wherever it takes you. From effortless cruising along the world’s long-distance highways to choosing a rougher, less well-trodden path, the Tiger Explorer Spoked Wheels’s superb all-round capability delivers the freedom to take the perfect ride anywhere.
Distinctive 1215cc three cylinder engine delivering 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
Available with cast or spoked wheels
New for 2015:
New Cranberry Red paint scheme
The Tiger Explorer Spoked Wheels is available in:
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer Spoked Wheels www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
We gave the Explorer a 1215cc three-cylinder engine. Built with the latest technology to be strong, dependable and have the low maintenance levels you need on long adventures. It has plenty of power and torque with a hefty 137PS at 9300rpm, and 121Nm at just 6400rpm. Useable torque low down in the rev range where you need it most.
Not only does the Tiger Explorer boast great power, its engine has an evocative character with a creamy power delivery and unmistakable Triumph growling soundtrack.
The fuel injection is controlled by a ride-by-wire throttle system using computer control to give you the torque you need in the most efficient, predictable way.
Double Overhead Cams
Double overhead camshafts operate the four valves per cylinder for an engine that does what it was made to do even when the bike is fully loaded with rider, passenger, a full complement of luggage and facing a steep mountain climb.
We designed a rugged transmission comprising of a strong six-speed gearbox and an exceptionally tough shaft final drive. This gives you smooth power delivery yet is capable of dealing with the shocks and knocks it can face off-road. And, it hardly needs any maintenance, so you can get on with your ride without worrying about it.
We built the tubular steel frame of the Tiger Explorer in the same style as other Triumphs. But it’s made extra tough to deal with the stresses of off-road riding and on the road too, where you can load the Tiger Explorer heavily and still ride at high speeds or on badly maintained back roads in full control and comfort.
The suspension on the Tiger Explorer is built to cope with any kind of riding condition. We used tough 46mm forks at the front with an extended 190mm of travel, ideal for rough roads and long distance comfort. And at the rear, the single shock provides 194mm of travel and features a hydraulic remote preload adjuster and adjustable rebound damping.
Braking is looked after by a pair of 4-piston callipers and twin 305mm discs at the front backed up by a single rear disc, all controlled by our advanced, switchable electronic ABS system.
The Tiger Explorer is such an easy, natural handling bike. Be it low speed corners or fast sweepers, the Explorer shows outstanding handling manners. The wheelbase is long at 1530mm so you have plenty of room on board and excellent stability.
Comfort is crucial on a bike designed for extended touring trips, so for the Tiger Explorer, we’ve concentrated on that for both the rider and passenger.
The riding position is perfect. High, upright and dominant with wide bars and plenty of space. Even your passenger gets plenty of space as well as large grab handles for their reassurance and safety.
Equipment and Technology
The Tiger Explorer also comes with traction control as standard to give you added safety and confidence in slippery conditions. The system reassuringly keeps wheel slip to a manageable level by reading the speeds of both wheels, along with numerous engine parameters, and adjusts performance to assist the rider in maintaining a safe course.
Cruise control is fitted to all Tiger Explorers, easing fatigue over long distances and optimising fuel efficiency.
The standard ABS system uses the latest technology to prevent wheel lock-up in any condition you find yourself in. And it can be switched off for off-road use to match your riding style.
As a serious all-weather rider you would expect to be able to use various electrical devices, so the electrical system is powered by a class-leading 950W alternator. Plenty of power for you to use on the optional heated grips, spotlights, and seats.
We added a coded key immobiliser system in case your Explorer attracts the wrong kind of attention. It disables the ignition if an attempt is made to turn or force the ignition switch without the presence of the electronically coded correct key.
The Tiger Explorer’s spoked wheels and tubeless tyres add even more off-road ability.
Steady motorway speeds are made easy by the aerodynamically designed adjustable screen, which fends off the slipstream without creating undue turbulence or excessive wind noise.
Instruments and Computer
The Tiger Explorer tells you everything you need to know on a journey. The LCD instruments use handlebar mounted thumb switches with up/down scroll facility and feature a comprehensive onboard computer including 2 trip meters displaying distance covered, journey time, average speed, average fuel consumption, instant fuel consumption, range to empty.
Also visible on the LCD screen is the odometer readout, tyre pressure monitoring system readout (if fitted), heated seat power indicator, cruise control operation information and service interval. There is also an on-screen alert for freezing temperatures as well as a numeric readout for ambient temperature.
12v Power Socket
We’ve added a 12V power socket close to the ignition switch for a GPS unit or heated clothing.
Adjustable Seat Height
We made the seat broad, flat and easily adjustable to either 837mm or 857mm – no tools needed. So you can get comfortable whatever your size, while even the bars and levers adjust for finer tuned ergonomics.
The Tiger Explorer’s payload is an incredible 222kg. Ideal for those long adventures.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer Spoked Wheels – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer Spoked Wheels – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer Spoked Wheels – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £11799 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine and Transmission
typeLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
systemRide by wire, fuel injection
exhaustStainless steel 3 into 1 , side mounted stainless steel silencer
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
frameTubular steel trellis frame
swingarmSingle-sided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive
Front Wheels32-spoke 19 x 2.5in, aluminium rim
Rear Wheels32-spoke 17 x 4.0in, aluminium rim
Front Tyres110/80 R 19
Rear Tyres150/70 R 17
Front SuspensionKayaba 46mm upside down forks, adjustable preload, 190mm travel
Rear SuspensionKayaba monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically adjustable preload, rebound damping adjustment, 194mm rear wheel travel
brakes frontTwin 305mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston calipers, Switchable ABS
brakes rearSingle 282mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, Switchable ABS
Dimensions and Capacities
height without mirror1410mm
wet weight259 kilo
dry weight228 kg
max power ec137BHP @ 9300
max torque ec121NM @ 6400
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