If last yearĘs debut of the Triumph Tiger Explorer left you wanting a more off-road capable machine, then the British brand hopes that its now unveiled Triumph Tiger Explorer XC will suit your tastes.
     Featuring the same 135 hp / 89 lbs•ft 1215cc three cylinder motor as the Tiger Explorer, the Tiger Explorer XC primarily differentiates itself with its tubeless steel spoked wheels (19″ front, 17″ rear), and off-road accessories (hand guards, fog lights, engine crash bars, and an aluminum belly pan).

     Like its on-road counterpart, the 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC also features a ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, cruise control, switchable anti-locking brakes (ABS) , and shaft-driven final drive. Expected to be in dealers by April 2013, Triumph has also tacked on a two-year unlimited mileage warranty, while service intervals are said to be every 10,000 miles. You can get the Triumph Explorer XC in any colour you want, as long as itĘs Khaki Green!


     Comment: The Explorer was meant to be a rival of the R1200GS and any other big adventure bike of the market. Hence the XC version could be aiming to the BMW Adventure which is not just a R1200GS with some optional equipment. Combined with the XC model name, it could be expected that a longer suspensions travel, a higher saddle, probably a larger screen and fuel tank could be featured, providing a more luxurious and impressive design, or simply more comfortable journeys. Of course the above comment could be just a hypothesis.