2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XCx gets new Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), Triumph Semi Active Suspension (TSAS) and slightly upgraded engine
Triumph Motorcycles has launched the new 2017 Tiger Explorer in the Indian market today. The new generation model is currently on sale in global markets in different variants and its arrival was anticipated for some months now ever since the rumour surfaced online. The XCx variant is expected to further tighten up the competition in its high-end adventure touring segment but its sales is limited to just 20 units.
Competing against the likes of Ducati Multistrada 1200 S and the BMW R 1200 GS, it is priced at Rs. 18.75 lakh (ex-showroom). Divided based on the needs and characteristics in the XC and XR versions globally, the new generation of the Tiger Explorer has been applied with significant upgrades. In order to improve the ride and handling of the adventure sport bike, the British manufacturer has introduced an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that does a lot in bettering the overall feel.
The IMU system calculates the motion and measures the lean angle along with other parameters. It sends the feedback for the effective function of the electronic aids like Traction Control and ABS. Whilst on the go, the new Triumph Semi Active Suspension (TSAS) adjusts the setup of the suspension based on the surface condition the Tiger Explorer runs on and makes life a lot easier for the rider.
Furthermore, the new hydraulic torque assist clutch feature aids rider during long journeys and while off-roading by reducing the effort needed to maneuver the motorcycle. With slight increase in outputs, the 2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer derives power from the same 1,215 cc three-cylinder engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 137 bhp and 123 Nm of peak torque.
The Euro4 compliant engine comprises of three riding modes namely Road, Rain and Off-road. It also gets driver assistance and safety features like Traction Control, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), Cornering ABS along with different throttle mapping. The XCx is brought into the country via CBU route and gets three colour options: Lucerne Blue, Jet Black and Crystal White.
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