Launched: Triumph's range for India
Triumph announced its entry into the Indian market a long time ago. Many promises were made. And then left unfulfilled. Potential customers (including yours truly) waited and waited and waited some more, venting out all their frustration on Triumph India's then-dormant Facebook page.
Fast-forward to 2013. Triumph sped up work on its Manesar assembly facility, and appointed Vimal Sumbly as its new managing director. Now, as you read this, Triumph's already announced prices of its made-in-India products. Yes, the British icon is here (finally!), and it has brought along a whole host of accessories and merchandise. Bikes? Yes, it’s brought those along too.
Ten bikes in all, six of them (Bonneville, Bonneville T100, Daytona 675R, Street Triple, Speed Triple and Thruxton) assembled at Triumph's facility in Manesar, and four of them (Rocket III Roadster, Tiger Explorer, Tiger 800 XC and Thunderbird Storm) shipped in as CBUs. All bikes get a 2 year/unlimited kilometers warranty. The Bangalore and Hyderabad dealerships will be operational by December, and the Mumbai/Delhi showrooms will be up and running by January. There will be more dealerships in Chennai, Kolkatta, Pune, Ahmedabad and Cochin towards the end of March. Bookings will begin in the second week of December, while deliveries will commence in the first week of January.
That's the serious bits done with. Now, click on for all the info on all the bikes that have been launched.