Developed for the riders who are passionate two wheel travelers, the 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer offers a series of new features especially developed to offer a fast, safe, comfortable and fun ride.

Being one of the most appreciated models in the adventure touring sector, the new 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer is powered by a modern powerplant which uses a fresh ride-by-wire electronic throttle system. Among the modern features offered by the new Tiger Explorer you’ll find cruise control, traction control and ABS, all offered as standard equipment.

Another new feature offered for 2013 is the modern instrumentation and switchgear which features an LCD instrument pack, thumb operated via switches on the handlebars.

A strong tubular steel trellis frame represents the bike’s backbone, while the single-sided rear swingarm showcases the 17 inch 10-spoke rear wheel. The bike can deal with a wide range of terrains and surfaces thanks to its adjustable 46mm front forks and the 19 inch front wheels.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer.

  • 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line three-cylinder
  • Transmission:
    6 speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    74 @ 9300
  • MPG(Cty):
  • MPG(Hwy):
  • Torque @ RPM:
    89 @ 6400
  • Energy:
    Drive by wire, fuel injection
  • Displacement:
    1215 L
  • Price:


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Tiger Explorer. All-new bike. All-new excitement.

The ultimate choice for the long haul adventurer. Class-leading handling. The journey doesn’t have to end when the Tarmac does. Brand new, 1215cc engine, with shaft drive of course. A Triumph to take on the world.

Following 13 lucky competition winners on an adventure of a lifetime. The ’Seeking Explorers’ prize draw winners from around the world were the first to take the awesome new Tiger Explorer on a real adventure tour. In association with renowned global tour operators, Edelweiss Bike Travel, the tour began in Malaga, Spain before taking the short ferry trip to experience the best Morocco had to offer.


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The Tiger Explorer brings a whole new level of performance and specification to the adventure touring sector.

The thoroughly modern powerplant utilises a new ride-by-wire electronic throttle system, allowing Triumph engineers to endow the Tiger Explorer with a number of high-tech rider aids for added rider safety and comfort. Cruise control, traction control and ABS are all standard fitment on the Tiger Explorer. A tough shaft drive system has been developed for the Tiger Explorer, allowing virtually maintenance free touring, and the latest Triumph has been designed to go 10,000 miles between servicing – ideal for those long distance adventures.

Triumph’s reputation for delivering best-in-class handling continues with the Tiger Explorer, which offers a combination of excellent low-speed balance and composed high speed capability. The strong tubular steel trellis frame bears a strong visual resemblance to other models in the Triumph family, while the single-sided rear swingarm showcases the 17” 10-spoke rear wheel. Adjustable 46mm front forks allow the rider to tailor the Tiger Explorer to their individual needs and riding conditions, with the long-travel suspension and 19” front wheel giving the Tiger Explorer the capability to cope with unpaved roads.

All-new instrumentation and switchgear is both comprehensive and intuitive. The LCD instrument pack is thumb operated via switches on the handlebars and features a comprehensive onboard computer, including an ambient air temperature indicator with ice warning. The instrumentation also comes pre-configured for Triumph’s tyre pressure monitoring system, available as an optional accessory.

A comprehensive range of accessories is headlined by high quality luggage developed especially for the Tiger Explorer. The two-box pannier system provides 60 litres of luggage space, while the top box offers a further 35 litres of capacity, enough for a full-face helmet.

All New Engine

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Class-leading with 137PS , this all-new 1215cc three-cylinder engine
produces 121Nm of torque for effortless overtaking and a thrilling spread
of power throughout the range. Built ‘from the ground up’, components
specifically designed and manufactured to produce superb torque
‘on demand’ include the ignition timing, inlet and exhaust port shape,
as well as the combustion chamber.

New Electronics

New ride-by-wire advanced electronic throttle system includes traction
control for added safety and cruise control for reduced rider fatigue.
The traction control system reassuringly keeps wheel slip to a manageable
level by reading the speeds of both wheels, along with numerous engine
parameters, and adjusts performance to assist the rider in maintaining
a safe course. Set the speed and the cruise control reduces the strain of
long highway stretches, as well as optimising fuel economy so you arrive
relaxed and ready for the next day’s adventure.

Shaft Drive

Tough shaft drive system specially developed for Tiger Explorer allows
virtually maintenance free touring. The shaft itself is a two-part ‘metalistic’
shaft, which means that a rubber component sits between two separate
shafts to deliver a smoother riding experience.

Rider Comfort

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The heart of the Tiger Explorer philosophy is maximum comfort and
control whatever the rider’s height, with a low 810mm to a towering
880mm adjustable seat height (utilising Triumph’s range of accessory
saddles); plus adjustable screen and handlebar positions to increase the
arm, wrist and hand comfort, as well as reducing potential wind buffeting.
Load up with everything you need for the long trip with the large,
flat surface luggage rack which includes rugged grab handles for pillion
safety and comfort. For extra peace of mind, there’s also a generous
under-seat storage compartment for a sturdy security lock.

Rider Information

Tiger Explorer tells you everything you need to know on a journey.
The 2 inch x 2.5 inch LCD instrument pack uses thumb switches, with
up/down scroll facility, on the handlebars and features a comprehensive
onboard computer. Info provided includes 2 trip meters displaying
distance covered, journey time, average speed, average fuel consumption,
instant fuel consumption, range to empty. Also visible on the LCD screen
is the odometer readout, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System readout
(if fitted), heated seat power indicator, cruise control operation information
and service interval. There is also an on-screen alert for freezing
temperatures as well as a numeric readout for ambient temperature.

Electrical Accessories Capability

Tiger Explorer’s best-in-class 950w generator facilitates simultaneous
operation of multiple electrical accessories. The generator works by using
fixed coils charged by six rotating powered coils (not magnets as is usual
on motorcycles) which are geared off the clutch. This allows more power
to be produced at lower revs and to suit the consumption of the Tiger
Explorer and its accessories. It also avoids the need to overproduce power
and to dissipate excess heat. The result is less energy wastage, better
economy and less ‘performance drag’ on the engine. The Tiger Explorer
is also fitted with a power socket conveniently located close to the ignition
for powering your GPS unit or your items of heated clothing.
An additional socket, located close to the pillion seat, is available as a
Triumph Genuine Accessories fitment.


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Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line three-cylinder
Capacity 1215cc
Bore/Stroke 85 x 71.4mm
Fuel System Drive by wire, fuel injection
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 , side mounted stainless steel silencer
Final Drive Shaft
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed
Oil Capacity 4.0 liters (1.1 US gals)
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Swingarm Single-sided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive
Wheel Front Cast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 19 x 2.5in
Wheel Rear Cast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 17 x 4.0in
Tire Front 110/80 R 19
TIre Rear 150/70 R 17
Suspension Front KYB 46mm upside down forks, 190mm travel
Suspension Rear KYB monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically adjustable preload, rebound damping adjustment, 194mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front "Twin 305mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston calipers, Switchable ABS
Brakes Rear Single 282mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, Switchable ABS
Instrument Display/Functions LCD instrument pack with digital speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty, service indicator, clock, air temperature, frost warning, hazard warning lights, trip computer, Tyre pressure monitoring system
Length 2248mm/88.4in
Width (handlebars) 885mm (34.8in)
Height without mirrors 1410mm/55.5in
Seat Height 837mm (32.9in) - 857mm (33.7in)
Wheelbase 1530mm/60.2in
Rake/Trail 23.9 degree/105.5mm
Fuel Tank Capacity / Efficiency 20 litres/5.3 US gals
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 259kg/570lbs
Maximum Power 137PS/135bhp/101kW @ 9300rpm
Maximum Torque 121Nm/89 ft.lbs @ 6400rpm
Fuel Efficiency 38 City / 57 Highway *Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle conducted under ideal laboratory conditions. Actual mileage may vary based upon personal riding habits, weather, vehicle condition, and other factors.
MSRP $15,699*
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