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Phil West  says:

Triumph Tiger Explorer spotted testing

Triumph’s all-new Tiger Explorer is currently undergoing final testing – as these pics taken in Cornwall this week prove. Snapped by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child in a motorway services near Exeter they’re obviously of a well-used, fully laden prototype Explorer. Child said: “It looked like it had been really well used. Its luggage was held on with a strap, the...

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roadrider

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roadrider says:

I love the latest quick release mechanism for the topbox.....................

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moklodge

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moklodge says:

The black with gold looks awesome!

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stu_sp2

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stu_sp2 says:

Cant wait to test ride one, for the engine alone, bet its got some grunt..

Wonder how long it will take for somebody to slag off the heel guard....without knowing that its different to the production bikes...

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snev

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snev says:

MCN soap ?

So let me get this straight...... Adam Child just happens to be in a motorway service station, when the latest "off road" Triumph turns up looking like all bikes do after a winters worth of road salt ... except they have yet to apply the salt in Devon (worrying already)and god I'm impressed with the size of his zoom lens to be able to "snap" this bike which was parked in devon... from Cornwall, where the pictures were taken ??????

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osmanaltug

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osmanaltug says:

Rust ... How old this bike should be .. A year old ... May be less .. Covered with rust ..think that after 2 years .. bike is turned into brown :)))

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rgvyan

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rgvyan says:

That bike will probably have done more in the last 3 months than any 'normal' bike will do in 5 years! Plus parts on there are not production (heel guards certainly aren't), I wouldn't read much into a rusty test mule to be honest.

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X2Glider

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X2Glider says:

Tubeless Spokes?

I'd like to know if Triumph plan on making some tubeless spoked wheels like BMW and Yamaha.  Even Honda has it on their new 700 something or other.

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snev

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snev says:

rqvyan

Did the original heel guards fall off then ? and if this machine actually does more in the three months mentioned than most bikes do in 5 years then 5 years of winter riding with salt ice and general crud would surely take a huge toll on the finish.

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Kingsil

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Kingsil says:

Testing

The whole point of pre-production testing is to iron out the glitches and spot any weak areas in fit and finish. This is standard industry practice. I look forward to the inevitable Explorer/GS test or maybe even a big group test in the spring including KTM, Ducati, and the new Kawasaki Versys.

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ianmacphotos

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ianmacphotos says:

pipes..

Rusty down pipes arnt a good sign, hope they sort it...good looking bike, good for us shorties too after sitting on it at NEC...

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