Triumph-motorcycles-industry-news/">Triumph Motorcycles has announced a limited-run special edition of its 1,200cc adventure icon – the Tiger Explorer XC. With 50 bikes available from April, each unique model will celebrate the Hinckley-based firm’s international partnership with motorcycle expedition specialists, Globebusters.
Paying tribute to the bikes that will be used by Globebusters’ guides on their worldwide overland expeditions throughout 2015, the special edition Explorers have been fitted with a number of upgrades and modifications to take riders on-road, off-road and beyond!
Available in either matt black or matt blazing orange, each bike has been designed to handle the toughest of challenges. Alongside heated rider seat and grips, the special editions have been fitted with a taller screen, headlight protectors, radiator guards and CNC machined front foot rests. Accordingly, every bike comes fitted with a sat nav and mount as standard, alongside a tank pad, panniers, roll bag and free set of continental TKC 80 tyres.
Powered by Triumph’s award-winning 137 BHP three-cylinder power unit, the special edition Explorer delivers class-leading performance and high-specification as standard. Alongside intelligent ride-by-wire throttle control, each bike features cruise control, switchable ABS and full rider traction control. The unparalleled quality continues in the chassis department with a strong steel frame and cast alloy wheels, 19” front and 17” rear, the latter showcased by a stylish single-sided swingarm.
Elsewhere, the Explorer has undergone a number of eye-catching cosmetic changes. From painted pannier lids, mounts, footrest hangers and fog light surround to blacked-out grab handles and handlebars, the XC SE gives the world’s most courageous riders a class-leading bike to travel the world on.
The Globebusters-inspired Tiger Explorer XC SE is priced at £13,999 OTR. Only 50 models have been produced and will be available from selected dealerships from April 2015. For more information, or to explore the Triumph adventure range for yourself, visit www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk.