2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer
The Triumph Tiger Explorer was born with adventure in its veins and features plenty of modern technologies which help it cover long distances without breaking a sweat. Thanks to its long travel suspensions and tough tires, the motorcycle can also deal with a wide range of terrains being perfectly suited both for the highways, but also for the unpaved roads.
The motorcycle is built around a 1215 cc, liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder engine which is mated on a six speed transmission with wet multi-plate clutch. The engine is mounted on a tubular steel trellis frame which is paired with a single-sided, cast aluminium alloy swing arm.
It is also worthy of being mentioned that the motorcycle sits on 10-Spoke 19 X 2.5in front and 10-Spoke 17 X 4.0in cast aluminum alloy wheels.
Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Tiger Explorer.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer
Engine:Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Horsepower @ RPM:137
Torque @ RPM:89
Top Speed:124 mph (Est.)
Being a Tiger, this is a bike built for adventure. Exploring new roads, even new countries and not stopping just because the road does.
But Triumph made the Tiger Explorer for every rider that wants rugged dependability, long distance comfort, a powerful and torquey engine with an extended fuel range, fine handling and the ability to cope with unmade roads.
And Triumph didn’t stop there. Triumph added high levels of sophisticated equipment, including ABS, traction control and cruise control along with the special character that comes with a Triumph three cylinder engine, and handling so natural and easy the bike is just as much at home in town as on the tundra.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer Key Features:
• Distinctive 1215cc three cylinder engine delivering 137PS
• Cruise control, traction control and switchable ABS as standard
• Durable, low maintenance shaft final drive
• Adjustable rider ergonomics with user variable seat, screen and handlebar positions
• Available with cast or spoked wheels
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer Features and Benefits:
Triumph gave the Explorer a 1215cc three-cylinder engine. Built with the latest technology to be strong, dependable and have the low maintenance levels you need on long adventures. It has plenty of power and torque with a hefty 137PS at 9300rpm, and 121Nm at just 6400rpm. Useable torque low down in the rev range where you need it most.
Not only does the Tiger Explorer boast great power, its engine has an evocative character with a creamy power delivery and unmistakable Triumph growling soundtrack.
The fuel injection is controlled by a ride-by-wire throttle system using computer control to give you the torque you need in the most efficient, predictable way.
Double Overhead Cams
Double overhead camshafts operate the four valves per cylinder for an engine that does what it was made to do even when the bike is fully loaded with rider, passenger, a full complement of luggage and facing a steep mountain climb.
Triumph designed a rugged transmission comprising of a strong six-speed gearbox and an exceptionally tough shaft final drive. This gives you smooth power delivery yet is capable of dealing with the shocks and knocks it can face off-road. And, it hardly needs any maintenance, so you can get on with your ride without worrying about it.
Triumph built the tubular steel frame of the Tiger Explorer in the same style as other Triumphs. But it’s made extra tough to deal with the stresses of off-road riding and on the road too, where you can load the Tiger Explorer heavily and still ride at high speeds or on badly maintained back roads in full control and comfort.
The suspension on the Tiger Explorer is built to cope with any kind of riding condition. Triumph used tough 46mm forks at the front with an extended 190mm of travel, ideal for rough roads and long distance comfort. And at the rear, the single shock provides 194mm of travel and features a hydraulic remote preload adjuster and adjustable rebound damping.
Braking is looked after by a pair of 4-piston callipers and twin 305mm discs at the front backed up by a single rear disc, all controlled by Triumph advanced, switchable electronic ABS system.
Wheels and Tyres
The 10-spoke, cast aluminium wheels, 17 inches diameter at the rear and 19 inches at the front, are perfect for off-road riding and effective at dealing with poor road surfaces.
The Tiger Explorer is such an easy, natural handling bike. Be it low speed corners or fast sweepers, the Explorer shows outstanding handling manners. The wheelbase is long at 1530mm so you have plenty of room on board and excellent stability.
Comfort is crucial on a bike designed for extended touring trips, so for the Tiger Explorer, Triumph has concentrated on that for both the rider and passenger.
The riding position is perfect. High, upright and dominant with wide bars and plenty of space. Even your passenger gets plenty of space as well as large grab handles for their reassurance and safety.
Equipment and Technology:
The Tiger Explorer also comes with traction control as standard to give you added safety and confidence in slippery conditions. The 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.
Cruise control is fitted to all Tiger Explorers, easing fatigue over long distances and optimising fuel efficiency.
The standard ABS system uses the latest technology to prevent wheel lock-up in any condition you find yourself in. And it can be switched off for off-road use to match your riding style.
As a serious all-weather rider you would expect to be able to use various electrical devices, so the electrical system is powered by a class-leading 950W alternator. Plenty of power for you to use on the optional heated grips, spotlights, and seats.
Triumph added a coded key immobiliser system in case your Explorer attracts the wrong kind of attention. It disables the ignition if an attempt is made to turn or force the ignition switch without the presence of the electronically coded correct key.
Optional Spoke Wheels
An option on the Tiger Explorer is spoke wheels and tubeless tyres adding even more off-road ability.
Steady motorway speeds are made easy by the aerodynamically designed adjustable screen, which fends off the slipstream without creating undue turbulence or excessive wind noise.
Instruments and Computer
The Tiger Explorer tells you everything you need to know on a journey. The LCD instruments use handlebar mounted thumb switches with up/down scroll facility and feature a comprehensive onboard computer including 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.
12v Power Socket
Triumph has added a 12V power socket close to the ignition switch for a GPS unit or heated clothing.
Adjustable Seat Height
Triumph made the seat broad, flat and easily adjustable to either 837mm or 857mm - no tools needed. So you can get comfortable whatever your size, while even the bars and levers adjust for finer tuned ergonomics.
The Tiger Explorer’s payload is an incredible 222kg. Ideal for those long adventures.
A huge range of accessories has been specifically developed for the Tiger series. All fitted accessories include a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty. Here is just a small selection to view.
Explorer Pannier System
Bespoke Triumph Dynamic Luggage System. Full floating mounting assembly ensures performance levels are not compromised even when fully loaded. Offers 62 litres of luggage carrying capacity (can accommodate one full face helmet in LHS pannier).
Adventure Powered Top Box
Fully weatherproof Triumph Top Box designed to accommodate one full face helmet. Cavernous 35 litre capacity and 10kg weight limit. Automatic 12v electrical connection for day to day ease of fitment and removal.
Fog Light Kit
High performance dual Fog Lamp Kit featuring cast 55w fog lights, drilled and brushed marine grade aluminium shields and an integrated tubular mounting rail.
Heated Rider and Passenger Seat
These thermostatically controlled, bespoke heated seats are a must for any serious touring or cold climate use. Featuring switchable temperature settings and high quality heating elements for efficient, comfortable heating. Available for both Rider and Passenger.
Quantum Coated High Touring Screen
Injection moulded, adjustable polycarbonate High Screen for a superb finish and optimum clarity combined with a Quantum Coated surface for the ultimate in scratch resistance. 50mm higher and 30mm wider than the standard screen.
Fabricated steel Engine Bars finished in durable textured powder coat finish.
Alloy Belly Pan
Heavy gauge brushed aluminium Belly Pan designed to complement the styling of the Tiger Explorer.
Designed specifically for the ride by wire throttle installed on the Tiger Explorer, these internally wired Heated Grips featuring dual temperature heat settings selectable through bar mounted dual colour push button controls.
A full range of seat options are available for the Tiger Explorer including a Low Seat, a High Seat, and also a special Comfort Seat using 3D mesh technology.
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder|
|Fuel system||Ride by wire, fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Stainless steel 3 into 1 , side mounted stainless steel silencer|
|Frame||Tubular steel trellis frame|
|Swingarm||Single-sided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive|
|Front Wheels||Cast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 19 x 2.5in|
|Rear Wheels||Cast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 17 x 4.0in|
|Front Tyres||110/80 R 19|
|Rear Tyres||150/70 R 17|
|Front Suspension||Kayaba 46mm upside down forks, adjustable preload, 190mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Kayaba 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 and functions||LCD multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, ambient air temperature indication, frost warning, hazard warning lights, trip computer, scroll button on handlebars, TPMS ready|
|Height without mirror||1410mm|
|Wet weight||259 kg|
|Dry weight||228 kg|
|Max power ec||137BHP @ 9300|
|Max torque ec||121NM @ 6400|
|Fuel consumption urban||45mpg|
|Fuel consumption 56mph/90kph||68mpg|
|Fuel consumption 75mph/120kph||50mpg|
|Color options||Cranberry Red, Crystal White and Graphite|
"The Triumph Tiger Explorer is designed to give you the power and confidence to follow your heart, wherever it takes you. From effortless cruising along the world’s long-distance highways to choosing a rougher, less well-trodden path, the Tiger Explorer’s superb all-round capability delivers the freedom to take the perfect ride anywhere." — Total Motorcycle