Coverage by Harshit Dhawan
After a long wait since they first announced their India foray at the Auto Expo 2012, Triumph Motorcycles today is officially back. The UK based manufacturer, today announced its India line up along with its prices and we must say although they are not as competitive as the initially announced pricing, they still are not bad and the lack of other competitive choice definitely adds these motorcycles to many a people’s wish list. The event saw top Triumph Motorcycle management like Mr. Paul Stroud – Director Sales and Marketing (Global) and Mr Vimal Sumbly – MD Triumph Motorcycles India. Both top officials were keen to say that in the first year Triumph Motorcycles would be looking to actively increase its brand identity across India and provide an exceptional customer experience pre and post sales.
The first set of showrooms will open in major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad in the coming months. Bookings begin December 2nd week with a total of 9 showrooms planned by March 2014, of which the Bangalore and Hyderabad one will be ready by December and the Mumbai and Delhi ones will be ready by January. The first deliveries will also begin in January at the operational showrooms. The Triumph models that will be available are the Bonneville, Bonneville T100, Daytona 675R, Street Triple, Speed Triple and the Thruxton which will be CKD’s and assembled in Manesar, Haryana. While the Rocket III Roadster, Tiger Explorer, Tiger 800 XC and the Thunderbird Storm will be brought in as CBU’s. All motorcycles have a 2 year unlimited warranty. The pricing is as as follows, all are ex-showroom Delhi.
Triumph Motorcycles India models and prices
- Triumph Bonneville: 5.7 L
- Triumph Bonneville T100: 6.5 L
- Triumph Daytona 675R: 11.4 L
- Triumph Street Triple: 7.5 L
- Triumph Speed Triple: 10.4 L
- Triumph Thruxton: 6.7 L
- Triumph Rocket III Roadster: 20 L
- Triumph Tiger Explorer: 17.9 L
- Triumph Tiger 800 XC: 12 L
- Triumph Thunderbird Storm: 13 L
Mr Paul Stroud was key to point out the extensive history of Triumph Motorcycles and said that the winning and record breaking continues to this day with their next big effort being the Castrol Rocket powered by two Triumph Rocket III engines with a target speed of 400 MPH. He further went on to explain about Triumphs key attention to detail and class across all its motorcycles and in detail explained the core values of all its different segments of motorcycles. He went on to add that Triumph will also introduce accessories, riding gear and other merchandise in India and currently they are not looking to introduce the Daytona 675. He also re-confirmed that Triumphs 250cc motorcycle in currently under development and will be a 2015 model.