Indian bike aficionados would remember that iconic bike maker Triumph Motorcycles created a lot of excitement at the 2012 Auto Expo. Back at the Auto Expo, bike lovers were seen salivating at the prospect of owning a piece of the legend that the Triumph is. Such has been the response from India that we were soon flooded with Triumph-related queries!
It is hence no secret that Indian biking enthusiasts are desperately waiting for the launch of Triumph motorcycles. There have been number of Triumph India launch related speculation but we haven’t yet got an official word from the bike maker.
However, regulars here would remember that we reported when news emerged that the bike maker was allotted close to 40 acres of land at Narsapura, Karnataka. This location was chosen owing to its proximity with the sea port that is situated nearby. The company initially planned to install a full-fledged manufacturing units to locally produce the bikes. This would have enabled them to price their products ultra competitively. It was being said that Triumph’s Indian manufacturing facility at Karnataka would have become operational by 2015 and the unit would have had an installed capacity of 2,50,000 motorcycles per year. However, thanks to some issues, the company would now be seen commencing its operations at its new facility near Manesar in Haryana. It is now being said the company would commence sales this October!
Triumph will initially bring the Bonneville, the Street Triple 675, the Daytona 675 and the Speed Triple to us via CKD route. Tiger 800XC, the Storm and the Rocket III, which will initially come to us thru CBU route, too will become more affordable after operations start at the Karnataka plant. Triumph has already opened a purchasing office in Gurgaon and has hired a consultant to recruit in India.
Triumph Motorcycles could have a base price of INR 5 lakhs.