There's something incredibly vicious and alluring about the word “Tiger” when you slap it on to a motorbike. When the bike is a Triumph, it gets better and we love the way it sounds – the Triumph Tiger Explorer.
One of the best-looking and performing dual-sport bikes out there, the Triumph Tiger Explorer and Tiger Explorer XC are capable and rugged to withstand the torture belted out by the wilderness. Now, we have two special editions of the XC that have to be lapped up by enthusiasts ASAP because only 50 of each edition will be made.
These special edition bikes are designed to celebrate the alliance between Triumph and the motorcycle expedition specialists GlobeBusters.
GlobeBusters, is one of the world's leading operators of assisted motorcycle expeditions, who specialize in the assisted motorcycle overland expeditions sector. In 2005, their Trans Americas Expedition—a 19 week long, 22,000 mile ride from Alaska to Argentina—still remains as the longest assisted motorcycle expedition ever.
Now on to the specs—these two wild cats are available in either matte black or matte blazing orange. The kit level is also stellar, as the bike comes loaded with heated seat and grips, a taller wind screen, headlight protectors, radiator guards, CNC machined front foot rests, sat nav and mount, tank pad, panniers and roll bag.
There are aesthetic improvements too—in the form of painted pannier lids, mounts, footrest hangers and fog light surround to blacked-out grab handles and handlebars. The “Globebusters” name tag is placed right above the Triumph badge to remind everyone around that this Tiger is inspired by the Guinness World Record-holding overland motorcycle expedition company.
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With a special edition comes a special price, the Triumph Tiger Explorer XC SE is priced at £13,999 (approx. $22,000 USD) OTR and will be available starting April 2015.