It has by now become quite a well known fact that famous British motorcycle maker, Triumph Motorcycles, intends to kickstart its Indian operations in very near future. The delay in the launch of Triumph motorcycles in India can be attributed to the motorcycle maker having to give up on its plans of setting up a CKD plant in Karnataka. Instead, the bike maker spent some time and has finally found a site in Manesar, Haryana.
Official word has been out that the first Triumph Motorcycle will be launched in India in November. Also, it has been announced that Mr. Vimal Sumbly would be taking charge as the Director of its Indian Operations. Mr. Sumbly, who is said to be an avid biker himself, would be heading the sales and growth of Triumph India. Speaking on his new role, Mr. Vimal Sumbly has said “I am delighted to have joined Triumph as the brand looks to embark on a well phased out strategy for the Indian market. Our commitment of developing truly iconic motorcycles that are distinctive in looks, design and performance remains ever-present. Soon Indian customers will be able to experience these category wining machines on Indian roads, as the brand looks to elevate the motorcycling paradigm.”
The product portfolio would begin with the launch of the retro styled Bonneville and it is expected that the mighty Rocket III and the very tasty Triumph Daytona 675 would join soon after.
Now, seen here in these pics are CKD kits of Triumph motorcycles that recently arrived at the Delhi international airport. Inside the boxes you see here are CKD kits for Bonneville and probably for Daytona 675 and the Rocket III Roadster too.
Now, the sighting of Triumph CKD kits at the Delhi airport has got us really excited and we wish that the ultra competitive speculated prices make way for equally attractive official sticker price when Triumph bikes are officially launched in India.