2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XcX India Launch is good news for off-road enthusiasts, as Triumph Motorcycle launches a very popular version of its bike
Triumph Motorcycles has launched the Tiger Explorer XCx variant in India today. Triumph already sells the Tiger Explorer in six different variants in global markets, including the XR and XC range. Triumph Motorcycles made its way in the Indian motorcycle market back in 2013 with set of premium motorcycles.
The new Tiger Explorer XCx gets features likes ride by wire technology and different riding modes like Road, Rain and Off-Road. The bikes also features cornering ABS (Anti-lock braking system) and switchable ABS Along with traction control and slip assist clutch. The bike also gets a hydraulic torque assist clutch to reduce lever effort and riding fatigue and also gets Hill Hold Control.
Triumph has equipped the new Tiger Explorer variant with Triumph electronically controlled Semi-Active suspension (SAS) and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). The XC-series model also gets a 19-inch front wheel keeping heavy off-road in focus.
What IMU does is, it helps in calculating the lean angle of the bike with help of strategically positioned sensors which then uses this calculated measurement to ensure greater stability by optimizing the performance of the ABS and traction control systems.
Talking about the numbers the new 2017 model comes with and updated 1,215 cc inline 3 cylinder engine which delivers more power and churns out 137 bhp at 9,300 rpm and 123 Nm of peak torque at 6,200 rpm. Compared to the current engine the power figures have been increased by 2 hp and 2 Nm respectively. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission.
The motorcycle meets the stricter Euro-IV emission norms which automatically make it compliant to BS-IV standards as well. The 2017 Explorer XCx comes assisted with KYB inverted forks up front along with KYB mono shock towards the rear wheels.
The Tiger Explorer XcX India competition is just like its worldwide counter part. It will go against the likes of Honda Africa twin, BMW R 1200 GS and Ducati Multistrada 1200S in the Indian market. The Tiger Explorer is priced well than the outgoing model between at Rs. 18.75 lakh, (ex-showroom Delhi).