New Entry Level Bonneville & Tiger Explorer Update Spotted

Triumph is busy plugging gaps in their portfolio. In what appears to the case here, the Brits may expand the Bonneville family with a new variant to be offered as an entry level base model. This is apart from a Bobber edition and a café racer variant that has been spotted recently.

The following spyshot by the folks at VisorDown reveals the characteristic round head lamp which seems to be at home with the rounded instrumentation console. The black alloy wheels look good in isolation but appear not to be syncing too well with the theme of this mule and that exhaust reminds of the bygone era. A radiator, although smaller than the other models, can be seen here as well which makes it safe to assume that 2017 models will ditch the traditional air cooled setup for more efficient water cooling.

2017 Triumph Bonneville

The smaller size of the radiator of this mule and the bigger one spotted earlier hints at the possibility of Triumph working on two different engine capacities.

2017 Triumph Explorer

Apart from the Bonnie, it seems that the company is also preparing an updated Tiger Explorer with the same engine and chassis. The suspension and brakes (Brembos this time), however, appear to be new. The new Tiger is expected to gain semi-active suspension, cornering ABS, traction control and an electronically adjustable screen. This one too is expected to hit the markets only in 2017.