Triumph India has launched the Tiger Explorer Xcx adventure touring motorcycle, priced at Rs 18.75 lakh ex-showroom. Globally, the Tiger Explorer is offered in 8 different trims- Four XC variants and Four XR variants. But only Tiger Explorer Xcx variant is brought down to India via CBU (completely built unit) import route.
The XCx variant is adequately loaded with features like traction control, cruise control, heated grips, ABS, cornering ABS, semi-active suspension, and two riding mode- Road and Rain. This model also comes with 6-axis Inertia management unit (IMU) that keeps track of pitch, roll and yaw movement, enabling better integration of rider safety aids.
The fully loaded XCa variant that doesn’t make it here boasts added features like electronically adjustable wind deflector, electronic hill hold, two extra riding modes, heated rider and passenger seats, LED foglights, CNC machined footpegs and tyre pressure monitor.
Comparing the features of XCx and XCa variant, we can say that most of the riders won’t miss the features that come with Tiger Explorer XCa. Therefore, it’s a wise decision by Triumph India to bring only Tiger Explorer XCx.
Engine & Gearbox
Powering the Triumph Tiger Explorer is a 1,215 cc inline-three cylinder that makes 139 PS power at 9,300 rpm and 123 Nm of torque at 6,200 rpm. The engine is connected to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine sends the power to the rear wheel via shaft drive system. Unlike chain drive system, the drive shaft system does not require periodic maintenance like cleaning and lubrication.
The Tiger Explorer Xcx will compete with motorcycles like BMW R1200GS and Ducati Multistrada 1200 S. Triumph already has Tiger 800 range in India if you don’t necessarily want the full blown adventure tourer like Tiger Explorer Xcx. Some other Adventure Touring motorcycles one can consider are Honda Africa Twin, Suzuki V-Strom, and Ducati Multistrada 950.