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Motorbike Mondays: Triumph Tiger Explorer XC

August 4, 2014

The Car Loan Warehouse|Motorbike Mondays: Triumph Tiger Explorer XC

The XC (cross-country) version of the popular Triumph Tiger Explorer has hit the market and is taking adventure bikers by storm. Its versatile suite of capabilities and design features make the Explorer XC just as comfortable hitting the trails as it is on the road.

  •  Engine: 1,215 cc three-cylinder 4-stroke
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Power: 135 bhp
  • Price: £12,140


The Explorer XC is built with durability in mind. Its 1,215 cc 135 bhp engine provides plenty of grunt to power you through uphill trails and keep pace on the motorway. All of that power is directed through a 6-speed gearbox and fed to the rear wheel through a super-tough shaft drive, encased in a protective metal shell, nullifying any issues presented by chain drives when it comes to off-road riding.

Durability doesn’t stop there either – Triumph have replaced the Explorer’s solid cast wheels with stronger, wire-spoked wheels for the XC version – giving you peace of mind when you’re in the depths of the trails and far away from backup. The XC also features a protective aluminium skid plate, protecting the engine from debris or obstacles which threaten the bike’s underbelly. Its dual purpose tyres work well to provide plenty of grip both on and off-road, further enhancing the XC’s versatility – providing the rider with plenty of confidence in the bends.

That’s all very well for the bike, but what about the rider? Triumph have made rider comfort a priority here, by including features such as handguards and a large windscreen, protecting riders from the cold, dirt, gravel and bushes as they blaze through the trails. The extra long-travel suspension ensures a smooth ride, even on the roughest of surfaces. Combined with its height-adjustable seat and commanding rider position, the XC is a joy to ride and handles like a much smaller and lighter bike.


If you fancy getting your hands on the Explorer XC, you’d better dig deep – at £12,140, it’s no dirt bike. However, if it’s a truly versatile, durable and thoroughly grown-up adventure bike you’re after, the Triumph Tiger Explorer XC is the one to go for.


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About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.