2016 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC and XR are road going and off road focused. Revised engines are EURO 4 now
After bikes it is the emission which have become the highlight of EICMA motorcycle show. Mostly bikes which are not highly updated are just here with nip and tucks to make sure they meet emission norms. Triumph did make some stunning new models of the existing motorcycles and left us salivating. Today, the Adventure series is brought into focus and its time for the Tiger Explorer, the big daddy of the range to get some changes.
You guessed, it here mostly with subtle changes to the engine and exhaust system to make it EURO 4 friendly. Biking and saving environment goes hand in hand. New set of electronics include semi-active suspension, a Triumph first. Suspension adjusts automatically to bumps and all kinds of roads.
Also something that becoming important in adventure bikes is the addition and launch of cornering ABS which is seen after KTM and BMW making it standard. As always there is traction control, and four rider modes available. A fifth setting is here if the rider wants custom settings.
Triumph have deployed their six models and two of them are separate models. The road biased models models are XC, XCx, XCa and the more off-road going motorcycles are dubbed as XR, XRx and XRt. Cosmetic changes to all models include new side panels, slight changes to headlight cowl, fuel tank and windscreen.
A carbon canister for the capture of fuel vapour, which is now mandatory along with reflectors on forks and number plates are part of EURO 4 legislation. We saw this on the KTM RC 390.
1215cc, inline-three, 12-valve motor continues to stay the same and produces same horsepower and torque figures. Electrically-adjustable screen and Hill hold control are also part of the Explorer make it a hardcore adventure bikes for tall enthusiast whether they like on or off road fun. Expect the bike to come to India in late 2016.