The 1200 Tiger Explorer Mega Thread

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by dutchie, Sep 17, 2010.

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Explorer or Explorer/XC

  1. Explorer

  2. Explorer/xc

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  1. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Confirmation of a cassette gearbox would be interesting, and perhaps lend credence to an upcoming ADV Tigger, but I've not read a single thing about it in the press so far.

    This doesn't prove much however, except that I devour most of the mags available in the UK..:D
  2. GaelicDog

    GaelicDog Lesser of Two Weasels

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    I had an exchange with some folks at Triumph and they said an Adventure model ain't happening.
  3. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Cassette gearbox means that Triumph can use the motor in various mounts. I'm guessing that like the VFR12 unit - the motor can be easily adopted for chain drive.
  4. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I called the dealer here in tucson to check on a part for my tiger 800 and asked about when they would be getting an Explorer. They have one on the floor. It's got a deposit on it. May try to go check it out tomorrow or sat.
  5. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Ah, that also makes sense.
  6. nwbiker

    nwbiker Been here awhile

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    According to the Cycle World ride report the shaft drive bevel gear is bolted on to the transmission making it easy to replace it with chain drive should they wish. If the cassette drive is real then this is engine could be used in a variety of bikes.
  7. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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    Does anyone know at what rate these bikes are going to start trickling in?

    I have an opportunity to buy a bike that arrived yesterday, but it's black - not my first colour choice.

    No interest in buying a new bike and having it repainted.
  8. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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  9. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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  10. Echo3Niner

    Echo3Niner Adventurer

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  11. moggi1964

    moggi1964 Tiger Keeper

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    Trebour Motorcycles of Ledgewood NJ.

    They have their techs being trained next week so hopefully the Explorer will follow shortly after.

    I bloody hope so. The waiting was bad enough when Europe were getting theirs but now the US is rolling them out............................. :huh
  12. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    im with you moggi seems everyone else is getting theirs but im stuck waiting:y0! waiting:lift waiting:dutch !!!!
  13. Brian06

    Brian06 Been here awhile

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    Even worse for me since I bet Canada gets them after the states :freaky
  14. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Just got this e-mail yesterday...

    The all new Tiger Explorer is finally here.

    And it’s definitely been worth the wait. With a robust shaft drive,
    class-leading handling and all-new 1215cc engine, it’s ready to take
    on the world. All it needs is a rider. Are you in?

    For a test ride or to place a deposit,
    visit your local Triumph dealer today.

    I put a deposit down on a Tiger 800XC last week and the dealer didn't have the Explorer yet, but he said real soon.
  15. Brian06

    Brian06 Been here awhile

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    That is good news! I called my dealer 2 days ago and he was still thinking it would be coming early May. I am supposed to call back early next week for an update.
  16. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    atleast you guy are getting some answers i have no word on when mine should be in and seems like every dealer around other then mine has them
  17. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    Just test rode the Explorer here in Raleigh, NC.

    Triumph - excellent job. No comparison to GS or Tenere.
  18. Moore_Power

    Moore_Power Adventurer

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    Not really surprised by this, It seems Triumph doesn't communicate effectively with the dealers on newly released models. Same thing happened with the release of the Tiger 800s.
  19. moggi1964

    moggi1964 Tiger Keeper

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    At least you and I will get the 1215.2 version which will have ironed out any problems :D
  20. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    i like the way you think