Triumph Motorcycles has launched their its extreme adventure tourer, the Tiger Explorer XCx, in India. Launched in a single variant, the bike is priced at Rs 18.75 lakh (ex-showroom). The motorcycle packs state-of-the-art riding technology, which ensures tractability and stability to the rider. Also Read - Car makers Hyundai, Kia invest $300 million in OlaAlso Read - 5G could improve safety of self-driving cars: Gartner
For starters, the technological upgrades include Triumph Semi-Active Suspension, cornering multi-channel ABS that can be switched on/off, traction control to inspire confidence on roads, and multiple riding modes — Sports, Comfort and Normal. The bike gets an individual programmable rider mode as well.
The Explorer XCx has been fitted with a 1215cc, triple cylinder engine, which uses a final shaft drive to send power to the wheels. The power output from the fuel injected engine stands at 137bhp with a brilliant peak torque of 123Nm, which is mated to a six-speed transmission. While these numbers seem daunting on paper, the Tiger Explorer XCx uses IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), which in turn uses sensors and monitors placed on the bike. These sensors read the lean angles and riding habits of the rider, and work around it to provide optimum riding pleasure, comfort and safety. RELATED: Autonomous cars: Here s a look at the levels of autonomy in new-age vehicles
Triumph Explorer XCx gets an electrically adjustable windscreen, which can be tweaked as per the requirements of bikers. Tiger ExplorerXCx also features a torque-assisted clutch lever, which is very light to use, cruise control to maintain stable speeds for long durations, 12V power sockets, a 5V under-seat USB socket for charging smartphones, and navigation units while travelling. ALSO READ: Upcoming Indian Scout Bobber looks mean to the core
Loaded with all the bells and whistles, the Explorer rivals the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S and BMW R 1200 GS, which are similarly priced, and feature a similar capacity engine.