The 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC is an adventure tourer developed to feel comfortable on road but also off the beaten track. The 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC is packed with a series of useful features designed to help you deal even with the hardest trips without too much fuss.

Among them you’ll find new aluminium rimmed, steel spoked wheels with tubeless tyres, hand guards, engine bars, cruise control and fog lights. Power comes from a shaft-driven 1,215cc triple engine that cranks out 137PS at 9300 rpm and 121Nm of torque at 6400 rpm.

As far as safety goes, the 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC is fitted with twin 305mm floating discs and Nissin 4-piston calipers up front and a single 282mm disc paired with a Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper at the back. Moreover, you also get switchable ABS.

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

  • 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC
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  • Make:
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  • Engine:
    Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line three-cylinder
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  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    101 @ 9300
  • MPG(Cty):
  • MPG(Hwy):
  • Torque @ RPM:
    89 @ 6400
  • Energy:
    Drive by wire, fuel injection
  • Displacement:
    1215 L
  • Price:


2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Exterior
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Looking for even more adventure?

The new Tiger Explorer XC is ready for your next adventure. The XC isn’t just designed to get you noticed. It’s designed to go the distance on road or off the beaten track. That’s because it has the Explorer’s incredible dynamic handling, plus all the kit you need to keep going when things get challenging, including new aluminium rimmed, steel spoked wheels with tubeless tyres, hand guards, engine bars and fog lights. That’s on top of the shaft-driven 1,215cc triple that produces 137PS and 121Nm of torque, the cruise control and switchable ABS.


2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Exterior
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The new Tiger Explorer XC gets new, aluminium rimmed, steel spoked wheels – 19 inch front and 17 inch rear, with tubeless tyres for ease of repair should your adventure get the better of your tyres. It gets engine bars, hand guards, a sump guard and fog lights, while its tough Mat Khaki Green paint finish leaves no doubt that it’s ready for adventure. And if that doesn’t go far enough for you, there’s a full range of Genuine Triumph Accessories that let you really make it your Tiger Explorer XC.

  • Dynamic handling and off-road durability plus tubeless tyres for easy puncture repair in remote situations.
  • Robust, heavy gauge aluminium sump guard for maximum protection on the rough tracks and passes.
  • Tough 22mm steel tube engine bars for added protection when riding off-road.
  • Designed to protect you from off-road debris and to keep you warm and dry, these high impact hand guards keep you out of harm’s way on and off-road.
  • High performance 55w dual fog lights increase visibility for added security in poor riding conditions.
  • It’s says rugged, it says off-road, it says adventure. This distinctive Khaki Green paint is the perfect finishing touch and complement for Tiger Explorer XC’s tough good looks.


2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Exterior
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Engine 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 litres (1.1 US gals)
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Swingarm Single-sided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive
Wheel Front 32-spoke 19 x 2.5in, aluminium rim
Wheel Rear 32-spoke 17 x 4.0in, aluminium rim
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) 962mm (37.9in)
Height without mirrors 1410mm (55.5in)
Seat Height 837mm (32.9) – 857mm (33.7in)
Wheelbase 1435mm (56.5in)
Rake/Trail 22.8º / 90.9mm
Fuel Tank Capacity / Efficiency 20 litres (5.3 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 267kg (586lbs)
Maximum Power 137PS / 135bhp / 101kW @ 9300rpm
Maximum Torque 121Nm / 89ft.lbs @ 6400rpm


2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Exterior
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Motorcycle ---- "To guard against tip-over damage, the sweet and powerful three-cylinder powerplant gets protection from tubular-steel framework, while an aluminum sump guard shields from below. Hand guards are standard equipment on the XC. Dual fog lights streaming 55 watts each provide extra nighttime illumination. Expect an additional 15-20 pounds on top of the regular Explorer’s 570 ready-to-ride pounds."

asphaltandrubber ---- "Like its on-road counterpart, the 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC also features a ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, cruise control, switchable anti-locking brakes (ABS) , and shaft-driven final drive. Expected to be in dealers by April 2013, Triumph has also tacked on a two-year unlimited mileage warranty, while service intervals are said to be every 10,000 miles. You can get the Triumph Explorer XC in any color you want, as long as it’s Khaki Green."

Motorcycle-usa ---- "Key to the rugged look of the XC are the new aluminum rimmed, steel spoked wheels. Maintaining the 19” front and 17” rear of the Explorer, the new Triumph-designed spoked wheels retain the Explorer’s incredible dynamic handling and provide the additional benefit of tubeless tires. If mid-adventure you find yourself suffering with a flat tire, the experience can soon turn into an adventure of a different kind! Triumph’s tubeless rims ensure this will not be the case and allow you to quickly resume your explorations without the need for an extensive tool kit or experienced tire fitters."

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