At the EICMA Milan bike show this week Triumph unveiled two new models for their 2012 line-up.
The 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer adventure model with 1215cc (Marissa loved the TigerXC 800) – and the 2012 Speed Triple R 1050 cc (Jasmin was all over the Street Triple R 675).
According to Triumph’s new e-zine – the Spirit – the Tiger Explorer boasts an all new 1215cc, three cylinder engine (135 HP and 89 ft. lbs torque) with high-capacity 950W generator designed to run all the accessories (heated hand grips, heated rider and passenger seats, heated clothing when plugged in and fog lamps), switchable ABS (like the Tiger XC), cruise control and traction control.
One new feature is the ‘Ride by Wire’ electronic throttle which is said to offer greater accuracy than the traditional cable-based systems. The electronic system is also being said to aid in fuel economy and offer light throttle feel.
Visit www.triumphadventure.com and enter for a chance to win an adventure ride on the new Explorer from Spain to Morocco and back.
As for the new Speed Triple R, it still has the legendary 1050 cc three cyclinder engine and boasts high level OHLINS front and rear suspension (“cutting edge in terms of road bikes”).
Details of the new Speed Triple R – a new smoother gearbox, brembo brakes (we love brembo brakes but they usually indicate that the bike can easily kick your ass if you don’t know its potential – F1 race cars use Brembo brakes – keep that in mind), 43mm front forks, five spoked aluminum wheels 1.7 kg lighter than the standard ST, incredible agility, and you can imagine, a whole lot of high speed fun.
Visit www.triumph-motorcycles.ca for complete details.