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Basem Wasef

2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 Review: Riding the Big-Bore Adventure Brute

By December 5, 2012

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2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 Review

Triumph is the company that brought you the massively endowed Rocket III, so you shouldn't be surprised that the "bigger-is-better" mindset has extended to their adventure touring lineup.

Though not quite as comically overpowered as the 2.3 liter cruiser, the 135 horsepower Tiger Explorer 1200 is certainly no slouch-- especially when compared to its 1,050cc and 800cc variants. Equipped with standard traction control, ABS, and cruise control, it's also ready for a whole lot of pavement, especially since that big triple engine is fed by a hefty 5.3 gallon fuel tank.

I rode across rainy Los Angeles freeways and dry canyon roads, and offer up a few observations on the big bike in my 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 Review.

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December 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm
(1) Dabber says:

I would love to test ride this Bike! This style bike is really something I’m considering as my next purchase.

December 9, 2012 at 11:38 am
(2) Scottie says:

I got to page three still thinking “alloy wheels on an off-road bike?” Then saw that was an option. (I know nothing about off-road except spokes are de rigueur).

Like what Triumph is doing. If I had time and space for another bike I’d have a Triumph in my stable.

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