2016 Triumph Tiger Explorer
The 2016 range of Tiger Explorer consist a total of six variants. Pictured: 2016 Triumph Tiger Explorertriumph-mediakits.com

British motorcycle cycle maker launched the 2016 Bonneville bikes — Street Twin, Bonneville T120, ThruxtonR – in the first half of this year. In the second quarter, the company will reportedly update the adventure and touring motorcycle range.

An NDTV Auto report says the 2016 Tiger Explorer series' India launch can be expected between October and November. The new range consists of two main variants, XR and XC. The XC models are designed for adventure off-road riding, while the XR series are best for long distance highway touring. The XR range consists of XR, XRx and XRt, while the XC range comes in three variants, XC, XCx and XCa. Out of these six variants, it remains to be seen which all will come to India.

The new range gets subtle changes in design and is sharper than the current model. Reworked body lines have extended a more aggressive look. Each model comes with an electronically adjustable windscreen, while the top-spec XRT and XCA have a taller unit as standard.

All six models of the new Tiger Explorer range will get a new exhaust system and updated clutch for its 1215cc inline three-cylinder engine. The engine develops 137bhp at 9300rpm and 123Nm of torque at 6200rpmmated to a six-speed transmission. The entire range now features Rider modes. The Road and Rain modes are available on the XR and XC models, while an Off-Road mode is additional in the XRx, XCx, XRt and XCa models. The fifth rider mode is programmable as option in the XRT and XCA.

The entry-level XR and XC models sports WP adjustable suspension, a multi-channel switchable ABS and traction control. Remaining four models receive Triumph's Semi-Active Suspension System. The braking power for all models comes from Brembo callipers.