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Old 11-18-2015, 04:30 PM   #1
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2016 Triumph Tiger Explorer First Looks

And then there were six… Triumph announced the expansion of its Tiger Explorer range from two to six models for 2016 – the XR, XRx, XRt, XC, XCx and XCa. The expanded model line-up offers more choices of specifications and features to meet a variety of needs for adventure riders. Differentiating between the more on-road focused XR range and the more off-road focused XC range, the models start from the base XR and XC up to the top of the line XRt and XCa.

All six models receive a new exhaust system for its 1215cc inline three-cylinder engine with a shaft final drive. Triumph claims more power and torque, as well as a smooth power delivery across the triple’s linear torque curve with a light torque-assisted clutch.

Video of There’s Something Epic on the Horizon

The new Tigers also get a host of new technical upgrades. Triumph’s entry-level XR and XC models have WP adjustable suspension and a multi-channel switchable ABS and traction control. While the other four models receive Triumph’s Semi-Active Suspension System, allowing the rider to electronically control the adjustment of the front and rear suspension damping to better adapt to the terrain. They also get the upgrade of a cornering-optimized ABS and traction control systems, with the added feature of an Inertial Measurement Unit that calculates the bike’s lean angle to better aid the two systems.

To suit the adventure rider’s riding style, road and weather conditions, Triumph has added the choice of up to five different Rider Modes – four which are preset and one that the rider can program.

The folks at Triumph threw in another rider aid for the XRt and XCa models – the new Hill Hold Control feature – designed to prevent the motorcycle rolling back when attempting to set off on a steep incline.

All of the models get some cosmetic changes, a sharp, more muscular look, as well as an electrically adjustable screen. The MSRP was not listed at this time.

Tiger Explorer XR and XC Series Spec highlights include (varies depending on model):

• Unique 1215cc triple engine with shaft final drive

• Contemporary and distinctive Adventure styling

• 2 Low seat variants (available on Tiger Explorer XRX and XCX models)

• ABS and traction control

• Cornering-optimized ABS and traction control

• Up to five selectable Rider Modes, including rider programmable

• WP adjustable front and rear suspension

• Triumph Semi Active Suspension

• Brembo monoblock 4-piston radial calipers

• On-board computer

• Advanced on-board computer

• Inertial measurement unit

• Hill Hold control

• Tire Pressure Monitoring System

• Electrically adjustable screen

• Electrically adjustable Touring screen

• Immobilizer

• Spoked wheels (XC models)

• Cast wheels (XR models)

• 12V Power socket/s

• 5V under seat USB socket

• Heated rider/passenger seat

• Heated grips

• Cruise control

• Hand guards

• Aluminum sump guard

• Plastic sump guard

• Radiator guard

• Engine bars

• Fog lights

• Machined footrests

• Pannier mounting kit

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