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2018 Triumph Explorer 1200
« on: November 17, 2017, 09:05:18 am »
Hi all,

just reading the specs for the new 2018 Triumph Explorer 2018. Sounds like a great pice of kit and if I wanted an exposed adventure style ride then its a no brainer.

  • Increased engine output to 141PS
  • Full colour TFT display
  • illuminated switchgear
  • LED & Adaptive cornering headlights
  • Gear shift assist
  • Hill hold
  • Keyless start

All the kind of things we have been talking about as obvious upgrades for the Trophy. Why the hell can't they refresh the Trophy with this kind of zeal, seems like a major upgrade every 12 months for the Explorer!

Now I am looking forward to seeing the new Explorer at the Bike Show at the weekend but I still don't see me getting one. Come on Triumph, lather this type of attention on your 'Flagship'!
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Re: 2018 Triumph Explorer 1200
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 09:53:28 am »
Crops

Agree Agree Agree  :821:
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Re: 2018 Triumph Explorer 1200
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 11:17:24 am »
Totally agree, they have also ditched the explorer name and gone back to the Tiger!

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Re: 2018 Triumph Explorer 1200
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 04:32:09 pm »
AND, Triumph's Semi Active Suspension system available on it.  An early BMW S1000 HP owner with their version (Dynamic ESA) described it as "unbelievably comfortable" when I asked him about it one day at the dealer.
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Re: 2018 Triumph Explorer 1200
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 10:37:33 pm »
Let's face it, Triumph threw the TTSE and us under the bus!  :233:

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Re: 2018 Triumph Explorer 1200
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 06:55:54 am »
*Originally Posted by gfxmonkey [+]
Totally agree, they have also ditched the explorer name and gone back to the Tiger!

GlenBo

Funnily enough, ditching the “Explorer” badge was one of the first modifications that I did to mine when I bought my new Tiger in 2013. Always thought it was a bit tacky!

Come to think of it, my signature’s not changed since I arrived; it’s nice to be ahead of the curve on something  :015:
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‘13 Tiger 1200 Gold/Red  - 2013 to date
‘14 Trophy 1200 SE Ruby Red Candy - 2021 to date (my “keeper”)
‘15 Trophy 1200 A1 Pacific Blue - 2020 to date (for sale now!)
‘15 Trophy 1200 SE Silver - 2021 to date

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Re: 2018 Triumph Explorer 1200
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2017, 07:00:08 am »
It’s a nice basket of improvemts, but I hate the “1200” decal on the tank - very Japanese  :110:
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Re: 2018 Triumph Explorer 1200
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2017, 06:34:32 pm »
Some Photo's from the show :





New TFT Clour Instrument Panel screen :


Illuminated switchgear - Cruise controls on the left :


Hazard Warning light switch on the right handlebar :


Some of the features available across the new 1200 XC & XR Range :

  • Upto 11Kg lghter weight than previous models
  • Significantly upgraded / more powerful 1215cc triple engine
  • Torque assist hydaulic clutch
  • Triumph Shift Assist ( TSA )
  • Triumph Semi Active Suspension ( TSAS )
  • 5 "Rider Modes" ( Road, Rain, Off Road, Off Road Pro, Sport, & Rider Programmable )
  • Switchable ABS and Traction Control
  • Hill Hold
  • Full colour 5" TFT display instrument panel
  • All LED Lighting
  • LED adaptive cornering lighting
  • LED Auxilliary Lighting
  • Ergonomically backlit switchcubes with 5 way joystick
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Titanium Carbon Fibre wrapped ( Arrow ) Silencer
  • Heated Grips, Heated Seats
  • Electrically Adjustable Touring Screen


They certainly picked up on a lot of "our" suggestions for updating the Trophy !

... and very nice if that's what floats your boat - just not for me - I've got a Trophy  :152:

More details on the Triumph Web Site : All new Triumph Tiger 1200

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