Triumph India has put out the Tiger Explorer Xcx adventure touring motorcycle, which costs Rs. 18.75 lakh (about $30,000) out of the dealership. The Tiger Explorer is available in 8 different trims around the world. There are 4 XC trims and 4 XR trims. But only the Tiger Explorer Xcx comes to India through the CBU (completely built unit) route.
The XCx version has enough features, like traction control, cruise control, heated grips, ABS, cornering ABS, semi-active suspension, and two riding modes: Road and Rain. This model also has a 6-axis Inertia management unit (IMU) that keeps track of pitch, roll, and yaw movement. This lets the rider safety aids work better together.
The fully loaded XCa model that doesn’t make it here has extra features like an electronically adjustable wind deflector, electronic hill hold, two extra riding modes, heated rider and passenger seats, LED foglights, CNC machined footpegs, and a tyre pressure monitor.
Comparing the features of the XCx and XCa versions, we can say that most riders won’t miss the features that come with the Tiger Explorer XCa. So, it’s smart for Triumph India to only bring the Tiger Explorer XCx.
Engine & Gearbox
The Triumph Tiger Explorer is powered by a 1,215 cc inline-three cylinder that makes 139 PS of power at 9,300 rpm and 123 Nm of torque at 6,200 rpm. The engine is linked to a gearbox with six speeds. The power from the engine goes to the back wheel through a shaft drive system. Unlike chain drive systems, drive shaft systems don’t need to be cleaned and oiled on a regular basis.
The Tiger Explorer Xcx will go up against motorcycles like the BMW R1200GS and the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S. If you don’t want a full-on adventure bike like the Tiger Explorer Xcx, Triumph already has the Tiger 800 range in India. Honda Africa Twin, Suzuki V-Strom, and Ducati Multistrada 950 are some other Adventure Touring motorcycles to think about.