Triumph all set to inaugurate its first dealership in India

Saturday 16 November 2013, 11:44 AM by

Triumph Motorcycles grabbed a lot attention at the 2012 Auto Expo as it announced future line-up of products in India. The company also said that the brand would be making its debut in India by the second half of 2013. It seems that the firrm is now living upto its promise of offering is range of motorcycles in the Indian market. As reported, Triumph recently confirmed that it would be launching its first dealership in India during the end of November 2013. Rumours are rife that first dealership of the company would be inaugurated on 28th November in Bangalore, thereby confirming the presence of Triumph in India.

Triumph all set to inaugurate its first dealership in India |
Triumph all set to inaugurate its first dealership in India

As far as model line-up of Triumph in India is concerned, reports have suggested that the company might bring its Bonneville, which is based on the looks of vintage bikes. The entry-level bike of the company boasts of an 865 cc engine that gives away 67 bhp of power while the peak power generated by the bike equals to 67 Nm at 5800 rpm. The expected ex-showroom price of Bonneville is presumed to be around Rs. 6 lakh. On the list of products meant for India, Daytona 675 is also present. The bike has got a rewarding engine that generates enormous amount of power and torque. Experts are saying that Daytona 675 would be on sale in India at Rs. 7.5 lakh.

Besides, Daytona 675 and Bonneville, the superbike manufacturer would also bring its Tiger 800XC model in the country. As the bike is known for its off-roading abilities, it is admired by many motoring enthusiasts. The expected price tag of Tiger 800XC is estimated to be around Rs. 12 lakh.

One of the most anticipated bikes of Triumph, Rocket III, is expected to feature at a later stage in India. The widely acclaimed bike derives its power from a massive 3-cylinder 2294 cc engine that generates a maximum output of 105 bhp at 6000 rpm while giving away 202 Nm of torque at 2500 rpm.

Triumph has already stated that it would be expanding its dealership network in metropolitan cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, and Bangalore. After which the company would be aiming to tap into the potential of other parts of India. As stated by sources, the dealers of Triumph will also offer spare parts and accessories besides the normal servicing of bikes.

The company had earlier hinted that that it would bring 4 bikes in India through the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route and 3 by Completely Unit Route (CBU) route. However, what would be interesting to see is how Triumph would position its bikes in India and at what prices, since it has already indicated that its motorbikes would carry aggressive price tags. At the launch event, the company would officially reveal its line-up of products in India along with their prices.

It must be noted that Triumph's rival, Harley-Davidson, went operational in India on August 2009. The iconic American bike manufacturer had been selling motorcycles in India through the Completely Built Unit (CBU) route during the early phase while later on it started assembling the bikes at its plant in 2011. At present, Harley-Davidson is the best-selling premium motorcycle company of India as they have sold more than 2000 units of their bikes.

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