2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer Concept

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer Concept have a brand-new adventure touring bike in their 2012 line-up – the Tiger Explorer which is fitted with a new, 1215cc three-cylinder engine that produces 137 horsepower and 121Nm of torque. This is a high-tech machine, with ride-by-wire throttle control, switchable anti-lock brakes and traction control.

Unsurprisingly Triumph is keeping most of the details on the Tiger Explorer still under wraps, likely wanting to wait until EICMA to release full the technical specifications, but we do know that the 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer will be shaft-driven, have ride-by-wire throttle control, and come standard with switchable ABS & traction control. The chassis is made of steel, while the wheels are cast aluminum (19″ up front, 17″ in the back).

Photos reveal dual headlamps and a hydraulic clutch. Exhaust exits the right side and the Tiger has a center stand, though it’s uncertain whether or not this is a standard feature. Triumph has prepared the launch of its new flagship adventure touring motorcycle with a host of accessories. These include hard and soft luggage along with high and low seat options. Heated grips and other electrical options are expected with a 950W generator providing plenty of power. That includes auxiliary lighting.

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer Specs
• Type: Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
• Capacity: 1215cc
• Bore/Stroke: 85 x 71.4mm
• Fuel System: Ride 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)