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Title: Explorer colours?
Post by: mat-tiger1 on October 18, 2013, 06:17:09 PM
Hi guys, from what I'm reading it looks like these are the next big thing!  :notworthy
I haven't got round to taking a rest ride as yet, but i'm hoping to soon.  :icon_lol:
One thing I'm not too keen on is the paintwork!   :icon_cry: Does anyone know if Triumph have any plans to produce the Explorer in any other colours? (Especially Lucifer Orange!) :thumbsup
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: Sin_Tiger on October 18, 2013, 06:49:58 PM
I was hoping for that on the XC but they came out with Green :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: Bixxer Bob on October 18, 2013, 06:53:53 PM
They'lk bring out orange the day after I buy on, guarranteed! :icon_evil:
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: brianre on April 10, 2014, 11:58:22 AM
I just took delivery of my custom painted in matt blazing orange. Looks awesome!
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: metalguru on April 10, 2014, 07:29:13 PM
Pictures please.
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: brianre on April 10, 2014, 08:25:38 PM
Pictures of my new tiger
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: Marc on April 11, 2014, 06:48:52 AM
Looks very nice!  No picture of the whole bike?
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Post by: brianre on April 12, 2014, 09:54:04 AM
More pics
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: Sin_Tiger on April 12, 2014, 10:16:51 AM
 :love10 Ooooooh Yes. If that had been available last year I would probably have ordered it rather than the Trophy but would probably have gotten  :violent1 from the pillion.

Power to you for having the commitment to do that, it really looks great.
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: brianre on April 12, 2014, 11:23:02 AM
Haha I can imagine most pillions preferring the trophy. Thankfully I've got a tiger girl :-)
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: eurobykz on October 02, 2014, 05:46:47 AM
That bike looks fabulous, but you forgot the black stripes on the tank!!     

Seeing this makes me think I could get one of those ugly green beasts and make it look like a tigger!
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: mat-tiger1 on November 04, 2014, 02:50:51 AM
Explorer & Tiger 800 back to back test rides booked in for next Wednesday!  :wheel
Any pointers you guys?  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: Sin_Tiger on November 04, 2014, 08:55:06 AM
Pay attention to how your knees are positioned,  admiring yourself in shop windows works  :hat10

The 800 felt better to me and there is a bit more scope for lowering than on the Dora, end of the day it's very personal.

Go easy with the Dora throttle until you get the feel of it,   :wheel is to easy.
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: Spud on November 06, 2014, 09:02:51 AM
Explorer & Tiger 800 back to back test rides booked in for next Wednesday!  :wheel
Any pointers you guys?  :thumbsup

yes don't watch the new ad for the 800xc  :Topes

cheers Spud  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: BONANZA on November 06, 2014, 11:46:09 AM
Hi Matt, As mentioned be careful with the throttle on the Tex. It,s  very light until you get used to it. The engineis brilliant and you may find yourself going 15-20mph faster than you think you are :augie. Only a test ride will let you decide one way or another but it was enough for me to buy my Explorer. And don,t forget to enjoy yourself on both of them :wheel
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: Sin_Tiger on November 06, 2014, 02:00:29 PM
I wasn't very clear, I meant more scope for lowering the pegs to get more leg room.

I see the new 800's are fly by wire anyway and to be fair if it's anything like how they ironed it out on the Trophy you may not even notice. They will both :wheel without much provocation  :augie
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: mat-tiger1 on November 06, 2014, 02:15:56 PM
Hi Matt, As mentioned be careful with the throttle on the Tex. It,s  very light until you get used to it. The engineis brilliant and you may find yourself going 15-20mph faster than you think you are :augie. Only a test ride will let you decide one way or another but it was enough for me to buy my Explorer. And don,t forget to enjoy yourself on both of them :wheel

Will do!  :thumbsup  :iagree
So have you retired the 955i  :icon_scratch: will we be seeing you astride the Explorer in Wales next year? (If not before) :icon_eek:
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: mat-tiger1 on November 06, 2014, 02:20:34 PM
yes don't watch the new ad for the 800xc  :Topes

cheers Spud  :thumbsup

You mean Bear tells porky's??  :bug_eye Is the XCx not as capable as they make out?  :^_^
I do like the new caspian blue look though!  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: Spud on November 07, 2014, 08:25:14 AM
You mean Bear tells porky's??  :bug_eye Is the XCx not as capable as they make out?  :^_^
I do like the new caspian blue look though!  :icon_biggrin:

As if I would say Bear tells porkies  :ImaPoser I know people who know him and say he is a nice guy but I take a lot of what he says with a pinch of salt a bit like the top gear team  :augie

Now the bike looks the DOGS I hope you find the one you love and I'm really interested in which one you like best and why  :thumbsup
good write up please
cheers Spud  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Explorer colours?
Post by: BONANZA on November 08, 2014, 10:04:06 AM
Will do!  :thumbsup  :iagree
So have you retired the 955i  :icon_scratch: will we be seeing you astride the Explorer in Wales next year? (If not before) :icon_eek:
Yes the 955 has gone. Iv,e had the explorer for 18 months now and love it. It was a tossup between that and a KTM 990 but after a test ride I just didn,t gel with the vtwin, if you know what I mean and I love the triple motor. Don,t know about Wales, the last couple of meets have overlapped with other things already booked.