The 2018 Triumph Tiger Explorer has been spied by MCN in Spain, near the company’s test facility. The motorcycle looks production ready.
Expect the 2018 Triumph Tiger Explorer to make its debut at the 2017 EICMA show in November, this year. Going by the spy picture, the spoke wheels indicate that the bike is the XC variant. The design of the tank extensions, and chassis seem to look identical to the current generation motorcycle. The design of the skid plate is also the same, however, the engine guard design is different. The bike’s ergonomics, and the front fork look similar to the current model. The auxiliary lamps are smaller, and the headlamp is likely to be LED. The design of the adjustable windscreen looks identical to the current version as well. MCN is reports that the new bike comes with cornering lights; a new TFT instrument console, which is akin to the new Triumph Street Triple; and a redesigned exhaust with carbon-fibre end cap.
The current generation Triumph Tiger Explorer uses a 1,215cc in-line three DOHC mill with liquid cooling and fuel injection. It generates 139 PS at 9,300 rpm and 123 Nm of torque at 6,200 rpm. The powerplant mates with a 6-speed gearbox with hydraulic clutch. A shaft drive sends the power to the rear wheel. Changes to the powertrain have not been reported.
For suspension duty, the bike employs adjustable 48 mm WP front fork with 190 mm travel. The rear gets an adjustable WP monoshock. The twin 305 mm front and single rear 282 mm disc feature ABS.
There are two riding modes- Road and Rain; while the higher-end variants come with Off-road, Sport, and rider-configurable modes as well. Traction control is standard, but variants in the upper end of the spectrum come with 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit with Triumph Semi Active Suspension (TSAS). Expect more details of the 2018 model at the show.