2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Review Rider Magazine

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2013 Triumph Tiger XC Review

Greg Drevenstedt

28, 2013

When Triumph its Tiger 800 and 800XC for 2011 and Explorer for 2012, the British clearly wanted a slice of the growing adventure-touring market, its sights set primarily on BMW’s GS line. The Tiger 800/XC head-to-head with the BMW F 650 GS and F 800 GS, respectively, and the Explorer competes with the BMW R GS, as well as other big-bore bikes such as the Ducati 1200, KTM 990/1190 Adventure and Super Ténéré.

Tubular-steel engine guards and an skid plate are among the upgrades over the standard Explorer.

The XC designation on the Tiger refers to “cross country,” and it from its standard-model sibling beefier, longer-travel suspension, a front wheel (21 vs. 19 inches), instead of cast wheels, dirt-oriented tires and guards to the radiator and handgrips. When the Explorer was first released year, an XC model wasn’t in the

But given the popularity of rugged models such as BMW’s R GS Adventure, it was only a matter of with Triumph introducing the XC just a year later.

Instead of the base model’s wheels, the Tiger Explorer XC has aluminum wheels laced steel spokes that run tires, similar to the setup on the Yamaha Super Ténéré. on both the base and XC models are with Metzeler Tourance EXP which are designed for 95-/5-percent use. To protect the XC from it has plastic hand guards, guards made of 22mm-diameter tubing and a skid plate of 3mm-thick aluminum.

Fog lights with 55-watt bulbs and aluminum protective boost illumination, and the bodywork is a special matte Khaki

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At $17,199, the XC costs $1,500 than the standard Tiger Most of the accessories can be purchased Triumph’s PA catalog for a few pennies $910, so in effect you get the stylin’ paint job and trick Saxess for just $590—a sweet

Saxess-made aluminum wheels steel spokes laced a center ridge that use of tubeless tires.

Although better protected abuse, the Explorer XC is hardly dirt-oriented than the standard It doesn’t have more travel or a larger front and it remains a heavy (601 fully fueled—16 pounds than the standard model) tourer that’s best for pavement or the occasional smooth road. On the street, it excels.

The liquid-cooled, 1,215cc in-line cranked out 118.5 horsepower and lb-ft of torque on the dyno our 2012 test, and its broad of torque provides brisk whenever you need it. The throttle-by-wire is a tad and vague, but a little adaptation the bike easy to live

With standard amenities ABS and traction control (both of can be turned off), cruise adjustable ergonomics, high-quality and brakes, and 950-watt charging the Tiger Explorer is a great bike. Think of it as a tall tourer, ready to shred the with every twist of its And in XC guise, it has many of the look-the-part adventure riders want with a really cool job.

The Tiger Explorer XC sharp in its unique matte Green livery.

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