What do you get for the Explorer's $15,699 pricetag? At the heart of the matter, this bad boy is powered by a 1,215cc triple that produces 135 horsepower (at 9,300 rpm) and 89 lb-ft of torque (at 6,400 rpm.) Exhaust gets tossed through three-into-one stainless pipes, and after power is routed through a six-speed transmission, it goes through a shaft drive to the rear wheel unlike the 800 and 1050's chain setup. Incidentally, fuel economy is rated at 38 mpg city, 57 highway-- offering an impressive theoretical maximum range of 302 miles based on the big 5.3 gallon tank.
Standard equipment includes cruise control, ABS, and traction control; the anti-lock system can be disabled, as can the two-setting traction control. Other touring-friendly goodies include a 950-watt alternator for accessories with a power socket, an LCD dashboard with an ambient temperature, gear indicator, trip computer, and available options like a tire pressure monitoring system, 15.8 gallons worth of saddlebag storage, a 9.2 gallon top case, heated grips, and a heated saddle.
There's approximately 7.5 inches of front and rear suspension travel at the 46mm KYB fork and monoshock with remote reservoir, and the brakes operate a four-piston, twin 305mm arrangement at the front, and a single 282mm disc at the rear.
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