* Recent New Topics

Lunch anyone in and around Texas. by Saddle Tramp
[Today at 01:46:38 am]


R&G Crash Bars by Phil
[Today at 12:01:46 am]


New Tires on the Trophy by HACKLE
[Yesterday at 11:25:03 pm]


Exhaust connector rotting by HACKLE
[Yesterday at 11:22:32 pm]


Author [ES] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [SE] [FI] [NO] Topic: Disappointing review on our "sister bike" the Tiger Explorer  (Read 2231 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline w8d4it

  • Trophy God
  • *****
  • Posts: 5337
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2013 Triumph Trophy
  • City / Town: Houston Texas
  • Country: USA
Disappointing review on our "sister bike" the Tiger Explorer
« on: September 24, 2015, 09:37:36 pm »
Kinda of a disappointing showing for the Explorer even considering they tested an older bike.

http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/2015-ultimate-sports-adventure-touring-shootout
Proudly Riding Triumph Since 1968
2013 Triumph Trophy SE
2001 Sprint 955 ST

Offline Datum 28

  • Trophy Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 106
    • View Profile
  • Country: USA
Re: Disappointing review on our "sister bike" the Tiger Explorer
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 12:42:28 am »
they seemed to like most things about it, but then say the suspension is the weak point (yep, I have one, they're spot on with that)... nothing traxxion/yacugar can't fix though. The stock bags are horrid, I guess that played a little into the review (jesse luggage will get you going). If I had to get down to one bike, it would be the explorer, not the trophy... for whatever that's worth I suppose.

Offline twowheeladdict

  • Trophy Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 437
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2014 trophy se
  • City / Town: Tennessee
  • Country: USA
Re: Disappointing review on our "sister bike" the Tiger Explorer
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 02:41:07 am »
Surprised that the super tenere wasn't in the comparo.

Offline brbo

  • Trophy Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 178
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Tiger 1200
  • City / Town: Kingston
  • Country: Canada
Re: Disappointing review on our "sister bike" the Tiger Explorer
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2016, 08:56:32 pm »
Adventure Bike Rider had an amazing review this month in their magazine about the new 2016....

I need to take one for a ride eventually solely based on this review...

'19 Tiger 1200 xcA - matte marine

Offline john348

  • Trophy Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 1524
    • View Profile
  • Bike: sprint1050 tiger955
  • City / Town: Farndon
  • Country: UK
Re: Disappointing review on our "sister bike" the Tiger Explorer
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 03:21:18 pm »
Ride has also just done a review of the explorer.  It was also a good conclusion.

Offline twowheeladdict

  • Trophy Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 437
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2014 trophy se
  • City / Town: Tennessee
  • Country: USA
Re: Disappointing review on our "sister bike" the Tiger Explorer
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2016, 05:48:40 pm »
I test rode an xc.  It is physically too large for me from an ergonomics standpoint.  I was leaning that direction until the test ride.  Went with the trophy instead.

 



tweedy-bunch