After a long wait, much speculation and finally moving out of Karnataka, Triumph Motorcycles have finally announced that they will begin operations in India beginning this November, a good 1.5 years after it showcased its models for India at the Auto Expo. Mr Vimal Sumbly had been appointed as the new Managing Director for Triumph India and the first showroom will be in Delhi, work on which is going on currently and will be ready by November to begin operations.
Paul Stroud — Director Sales & Marketing (global)
“2013 is a very crucial year for Triumph Motorcycles in India and as a company, we are confident about the timing of our market entry. In the past few months, we have carefully assessed the market landscape and will be making well-honed efforts to provide our discerning customers with a complete brand experience.”
Vimal Sumbly – Managing Director for India
“I am delighted to have joined Triumph as the brand looks to embark on a well phased out strategy for the Indian market. Our commitment of developing truly iconic motorcycles that are distinctive in looks, design and performance remains ever-present. Soon Indian customers will be able to experience these category wining machines on Indian roads, as the brand looks to elevate the motorcycling paradigm.”
Triumph will be assembling some of its models in India at the CKD assembly facility, which is nearing completion at Manesar, Haryana. Triumph is currently looking for dealer partners across strategic locations within India to ensure that customers across the country are able to enjoy the Triumph experience. From genuine parts, seamless after-sales services to authentic merchandise and accessories, Triumph will ensure a complete motorcycling experience. Triumph have however failed to comment on whether there is a a change in the initial product portfolio that they had announced, but we expect it to be the same and news floating around is that the product list and the expected ex-showroom Delhi prices are as below. These are understandably more than the initial pricing that they had announced at the Auto Expo.
Triumph Motorcycles India expected prices and product list
- Triumph Bonneville price India: 6.75L
- Triumph Speed Triple price India: 9L
- Triumph Street Triple price India: 6.75L
- Triumph Thunderbird Storm price India: 18.4L
- Triumph Rocket III price India: 25.35L
- Triumph Daytona 675 price India: 9.25L
- Triumph Tiger 800XC price India: 12.65L