Available in Sapphire Blue as well as Phantom Black and Graphite, the 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer is priced at $15,699.
The Tiger Explorer is Triumph’s first entry into the premium adventure touring sector and features a class-leading specification as standard. Boasting an all-new 1215cc three-cylinder powerplant delivering a best-in-class 137bhp, the Tiger Explorer also features a durable shaft drive unit, electronic ABS brakes, cruise control and traction control, all as standard equipment.
The Tiger Explorer will be available in May, priced at a very competitive $15,699.
Joining the Tiger Explorer in Triumph’s 2012 range is the Speed Triple R ABS, a premium version of Triumph’s iconic Speed Triple. Taking the already class-leading Speed Triple as its base, the R version employs even higher-specification chassis components to bring handling to yet another level. With MotoGP-developed Öhlins suspension front and rear, Brembo monobloc brakes and lightweight PVM forged aluminum wheels, as well as sporty new colors and graphics, the Speed Triple R ABS represents excellent value for the money at $15,999 when it goes on sale this March.
Also new for 2012 is the limited-run Steve McQueenTM Edition model, of which only 1100 are being produced worldwide. Based on the classic Bonneville T100, the Steve McQueen Edition pays homage to the actor’s love of Triumph motorcycles and features a host of modified parts and a vintage color scheme. Fully licensed by the Hollywood icon’s estate, each bike is individually numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Priced at $9,999, the Triumph Steve McQueenTM Edition arrives in showrooms in June.
“We are so pleased to have these new models in our 2012 line-up,” said Greg Heichelbech, CEO of Triumph North America. “Following on the success of 2011, which saw the Tiger 800XC named Best Dual Sport by Cycle World and Best Adventure Bike by Motorcyclist, the Tiger Explorer, Speed Triple R and Steve McQueenTM Edition Bonneville will no doubt earn their place in Triumph’s long list of legendary motorcycles. Consumer interest in these new models, in the form of deposits, has been tremendous, and we believe they will exceed expectations once they arrive.”
For more information on Triumph’s 2012 range, please visit www.triumphmotorcycles.com.