Triumph Explorer 1200 launches in dealers March 22

Published: 20 March 2012

The new Triumph Explorer 1200 will be launched at dealer's across the UK at 6pm on Thursday March 22.

The Explorer represents Triumph's first foray in to the ultra-competitive big adventure bike market, with the Explorer 1200 using an all-new 125cc three-cylinder engine making 137bhp.

The Explorer 1200 will cost £11,149 OTR, with a limited number of launch edition models - which come with extras such as touring screen, fog lights, hand guards and engine protection - available for £11,999.

MCN editor Marc Potter rode the bike at the launch in February: "I have to say I am massively impressed. It doesn’t do anything staggeringly better than its rivals but as a package it takes adventure touring bikes to a new level.

"You hardly have to ever stress the engine but when you do it’s got loads more get up and go than the BMW R1200GS and although you wouldn’t want to put it on a track day the handling is extremely neutral and it’s almost as quick to change direction as a Ducati Multistrada, though certainly not as sporty as that bike. But then it’s not meant to be.

"It’s going to be fascinating to see how the new Triumph compares to the Honda Crosstourer and the GS when we get them together for the full intensive group test next month. But if you put a deposit down on a new Triumph Tiger Explorer you’ve made a good choice."

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