Triumph Tiger Explorer: 135bhp/£11,000ish

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Triumph’s new Tiger Explorer will give its R1200GS rival a 135bhp mauling the firm has revealed. That makes the Explorer’s all-new 1200cc+ motor 35% more powerful than its German rival’s, at least for now, and on a par with the expected new Versys 1000. It also means it’s the set to be the most powerful shaft-driven adventure tourer for the forseeable future.

Triumph has also indicated it will price the bike between £11k and £11,500 – which puts it into GS Adventure territory. But ABS, cruise and traction control will all come as standard. Low and high seat options will be available and a wide range of heated and electrical accessories will run simultaneously thanks to what Triumph describes as the Tiger Explorer’s best-in-class 950w generator.

Guy Procter

By Guy Procter