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Phil West  says:

New Triumph Tiger Explorer revealed

Triumph has just released the first official pictures of its hugely-anticipated all-new adventure bike – the ‘Tiger Explorer’. The newcomer has been expected for over a year. MCN published the first spy pictures of the bike in prototype form 12 months ago. But this is the first time the finished, production-ready machine has been shown. The c.1200cc, three-cylinder, shaft drive machine will...

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jallen

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jallen says:

Looks okay and would be a nice upgrade to my Tiger 800 although I would probably miss the agility in town. The exhaust is even larger than the TIger 800 item, kind of like the next size up of Brabantia Stainless steel bin.

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ducatigav

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ducatigav says:

dont look anywhere as near as much fun as my ktm

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sewcharman

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sewcharman says:

Tiger Explorer

Looks good,  so why do we have to wait till 2013 for the Tourer which I am waiting for.

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Rumrat

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Rumrat says:

Looks nice, but will buy something else next year.

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Richard T

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Richard T says:

Wheels = 19" front, 17" rear, according to Triumph website.

I predict a busy time for the aftermarket can manufacturers, apart from that monstrosity the bike looks great! Good move to go for shaft drive.

I hope the panniers will be sensibly sized and priced.

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X2Glider

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X2Glider says:

What it needs

It needs spoked, tubeless wheels.  Otherwise this is just a street bike that's playing dress-up.

I'm more interested in a possible new trophy with this engine.

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marty1035

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marty1035 says:

Go Your Own Way?

First they copy the 800gs and now this. Hardly unique other than a triple engine. I'd prefer Triumph to do something about the appalling fuel economy of their bikes.

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trophyian

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trophyian says:

Triumph still keep me waiting...

Triumph tourers 0, Tigers 4. Come on guys, why the extra years wait for the Trophy replacement. Ok,ok I have only been waiting 7 years !!!

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mogulthrash

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mogulthrash says:

exhaust

can they maybe get an even bigger exhaust in there? there must be a way to add even more pointless metal to the bike. C'mon Triumph - you've ruined it.

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Arrow

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Arrow says:

I trust that this is the road going version akin the R1200GS and that there will be a more "adventurous" or XC type like the R1200GSA hopefully with a 30 litres plus fuel tank for long tours and commutes and lots more weather protection.

From the looks of it the engine appears to be a stress member unless there are some down tubes hidden at the front that the pictures don't show. Also I would imagine looking at the dustbin on the back that the cat is in the silencer which means an aftermarket can will kill two birds with one stone by removing the cat and the exhaust restriction all at the same time.

It will be interesting to see it in the flesh in particular how it feels when sat on as the seat appears to be lower then the GS's a pain to those short of leg especially as BMWs, their main target, which have a tendency to feel top heavy. The engine has got to be something else, massive grunt I should imagine, just right for two up, loaded with camping gear.

Roll on the launch and a test ride.
 

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