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Triumph Tiger Explorer

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I think it is being launched at the UK motorcycle show next week.
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Yes that is the new 1200 cc Tiger, or 1215 cc I can see. Since I ride the Tiger 800 XC I am biased, but it must be a great bike, and probably the bees knees 1200 cc adventure bike to have.

I am 100% satisfied with my 800, my mate is 100% satisfied with his 1050, and for those who want even bigger the 1200 must be a great bike to have.
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I think it is being launched at the UK motorcycle show next week.
It was launched at the Milan show a few days ago. It is often the case that brand new bikes, for Europe at least, are first shown there.

There is quite a bit on the internet about the Triumph, but the new Duc is taking the limelight at present.

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I saw the new Triumph Explorer at the NEC yesterday and it certainly looked good if you like big adventure bikes, The engine was very compact, the subframe looked pretty substantial, shaft drive and a comfortable seat with several height options, abs and traction control. The negative points seemed to me cast wheels, 19" at the front with no wire wheel option yet and a couple of slightly cheap feeling plastic parts around the petrol tank.
It looked like a contender.
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I saw the new Triumph Explorer at the NEC yesterday and it certainly looked good if you like big adventure bikes, The engine was very compact, the subframe looked pretty substantial, shaft drive and a comfortable seat with several height options, abs and traction control. The negative points seemed to me cast wheels, 19" at the front with no wire wheel option yet and a couple of slightly cheap feeling plastic parts around the petrol tank.
It looked like a contender.
Broadly, I agree Mark although to my eyes both the engine and the shaft drive look big. The front end plastics don't look quite right somehow and that may be the bit that has been "rushed" into production. Time will tell.

So, there are now 3 Triumph triples to choose from - 800cc, 1050cc and 1215cc.
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