A small delegation of Triumph Motorcycles accompanied the British Prime Minister to India as part of their trade mission.
Triumph has already confirmed investing into India for manufacture of motorycles particularly the 250cc twin slated for the Indian as well as developing markets and has bought a a 30-acre plot of land at Nasrapur near Bangalore, Karnataka.
Nick Bloor, CEO of Triumph Motorcycles, said: “India is a very important motorcycle market and Triumph has assessed it carefully before deciding to invest. India is the second largest motorcycle market in the world and it continues to grow in all segments. Triumph’s planned launch into the Indian market, which is scheduled for later in 2013, confirms the British business’ commitment to this emerging market. We see it as the next step in our global business model and this week’s visit will, I hope, help us to foster further relationships with local businesses to allow us to progress our plans within the Indian market.”
Triumph’s India plans were revealed some time back by Rudhy Siswanto, president director of PT Global Motorcycle Trading- the sole sub-distributor of Triumph in Indonesia, who had already confirmed that the 250cc will be produced at Triumph’s new factory at Nasrapur and would commence operations in 2014. He quoted that Indian operations would focus on making small engines.
Also Triumph through its website states that they will be offering their complete lineup of motorcycles i.e. Bonneville, Street Triple, Speed Triple, Daytona 675, Tiger 800 XC, Thunderbird Storm, Rocket III in the Indian market and compete details of the bikes to be offered in India, along with dealership details and pricing will be announced closer to the launch dates.