2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 XC


Best all around bike ever made


It's been a gem of a bike. Zero problems. It's the best all around bike I have ever ridden. Very few niggles. Some tire road noise that goes away with a full face helmet and ear plugs.

A bit heavy for true off road. If the BMW GS had this engine, I would have bought one. Wait, this is a GS with a triple engine and I did buy one.

Amazing bike. Fast, corners like a sport bike, fast, did I say fast?

Great brakes. Wish the traction control and ABS were easier to turn off, but they work great.

Fab for 2 up driving on the super slap. Will run 2 up with full luggage at 80 mph at over 45 MPG.

It's more an upright sport bike than a Dual Sport or Enduro. It will gladly do dirt roads. I'm 5'10" with 32" inseam and I flat foot it. Feels more top heavy than a cruiser, but then it's got like 8" of travel in the fully adjustable suspension.

I don't usually brag, but was sitting in the Harley dealer and he said the bike I'm sitting on is 120 HP. I told him mine in the parking lot is stock 135.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2013