Triumph Motorcycles has expanded its line up with the introduction of the new Tiger Explorer XC.
The Tiger Explorer, introduced late last year as a 2012 mode, was an entirely new machine powered by a 135-horsepower, 1,215 cc triple and aimed squarely at the benchmark adventure-touring machine, the BMW R1200GS.
Triumph has stepped up the off-road worthiness of its big-bore adventure tourer with the addition of a number of standard features. The Explorer XC comes standard with an aluminum skid plate, engine guards, hand guards and auxiliary lighting, and for the full adventure effect, is available only in khaki green livery.
Also part of the package are tubeless spoked wheels, very similar in design to the wheels on the Yamaha Super Ténéré, in standard 19-inch front and 17-inch rear diameters. The Explorer XC can be further dressed up with a selection of 54 additional Triumph accessories.
The availability of a second, more aggressively prepared Triumph adventure tourer follows the lead of BMW with the availability of the standard R1200GS and the more robust R1200GS Adventure. The Tiger Explorer XC will be unveiled internationally at the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany in early October.
Canadian availability has not yet been confirmed.