Picked up the new 2012 Triumph Explorer yesterday at Savage Cycle on Vancouver Island. Glenn and Mike were fabulous. They picked me up at the airport, showed me around the dealership and sent me on my way with a full tank of gas and a fully loaded bike.
Side panniers, engine guard, skid plate and some directions where to find great scenic riding in their neck of the woods.
A quick tour up island and then onto the ferry to the mainland.
After a great sleep, and an initial few hundred kms, I am back on the road. So far, I am thinking that this bike has much more power than I could ever use. This is a serious adventure model designed to explore the world and ‘go where no man has gone before’.
Those are my first opinions. Lets see if today’s riding changes my mind at all.