With India’s well-heeled demanding luxury bikes more than ever before, high end bike makers like Ducati and Harley Davidson have bit the bait and come over to the subcontinent. The latest firm to foray into India is the iconic British two wheeler manufacturer Triumph.
The bookings for the Triumph bikes will open in the 2nd week of December. The company today launched ten bikes in total and they are laid out in four categories consisting of Roadsters, Classics, Adventure, Cruisers and Supersports.
So in essence there is the Rocket III Roadster and the Thunderbird Storm cruisers; the Bonneville classic bike; the Tiger 800XC, Explorer adventure bikes; the Daytona 675R sports bike; and the Speed Triple and Street Triple roadsters. Also, the company will be bringing in a 250cc bike in 2015.
Triumph also maintains that servicing and acquiring spare parts for Triumph bikes in India will not be a hassle as this is one aspect which potential customers will look into keenly before committing. Triumph will be manufacturing their bikes at its new facility in Manesar, Haryana and another plant in Karnataka is also in the pipeline to keep the costs as low as possible. Triumph will have its exclusive dealerships shorty in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad with more in the pipeline.
Triumph will be assembling the Bonneville, Bonneville T100, Daytona 675R, Street Triple, Speed Triple and thruxton in India at the CKD assembly facility while the Rocket III Roadster, Tiger Explorer, Tiger 800 XC and Thunderbird Storm will be imported as CBU's.
Speaking on the occasion, Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We have been carefully assessing the market landscape and decided to bring in these fantastic models to India. These motorcycles are category winners and have been applauded for their design, character and performance, throughout the world; we really believe that they will perform well in the Indian market and be exceptionally successful. We are making a conscious effort to provide Indian customers with a real riding and ownership experience through our motorcycles, clothing and accessories.”