Triumph Motorcycles India expanded its product line up by unveiling their premium classic cruiser from their global range, the Thunderbird LT (Light Touring). The demand generated post the introduction of 11 international models earlier this year and the overwhelming customer feedback received has fuelled this exciting new launch. The Thunderbird LT is priced at Rs 15.75 lakh (ex-showroom price Delhi). The motorcycle is expected to further strengthen the cruiser line up from Triumph Motorcycles and join the Thunderbird Storm Rocket III Roadster. The Thunderbird LT will give Triumph Motorcycles a competitive edge within the luxury cruiser segment, which has seen considerable growth within the premium motorcycle market here in India.
Speaking the launch event, Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. said “The last 10 months have been extraordinary for Triumph Motorcycles in India. The run has been nothing less than brilliant with 8 functional dealerships successfully selling over 835 motorcycles (Bookings & Retails). The excitement and enthusiasm we have seen for Triumph has been inspiring to say the least! The launch of Thunderbird LT stems from the kind of response we get from our patrons and brand enthusiasts via dealers or social networks. We have realized that there is an inherent need for premium cruisers among the Indian audience, they are looking to travel and explore the lovely country side and that’s where Thunderbird LT fits in. It is classic cruiser with great looks, superb performance, handling, and class leading comfort.. With an attractive price it is sure to take the country by ‘Storm’! With this addition Triumph Motorcycles will now offer three motorcycles for consumers interested in the cruiser segment. We are confident; the motorcycle will gain a fantastic response.”
- Flexible 1699cc parallel twin delivers a torque rich spread of performance for minimum gear-shifting and optimum highway cruising
- Ultra-wide wire-spoked wheels with the World’s first white walled radial tyres
- Shrouded forks, quick-detach windshield, detachable leather saddlebags and deep, custom-style mudguards
- Advanced ergonomic refinement, including dual-layer foam seat with lumbar support
- Two year unlimited mileage warranty as standard
Thunderbird LT gets a pair of removable leather saddle bags, auxiliary spot lamps and the World’s first real white-walled radial motorcycle tyres riding on wide, wire-spoked rims as standard. The ergonomics feature a completely redesigned, reshaped seat, with deeper foam padding and lumbar support for maximum comfort, while maintaining a low seat height to accommodate all sizes of rider.
At the heart of the Thunderbird LT is the World’s largest parallel twin motorcycle engine, as found in the existing Thunderbird Storm and based on the original Thunderbird. The Thunderbird LT is powered by a 1699cc eight-valve DOHC motor that produces 94PS of power and 151Nm of torque.
The Thunderbird LT’s riding position and wind management provides comfortable and relaxed riding experience. Both the rider and pillion seats are made from a dual-layer, dual-density foam which is soft and pliant on first feel but compresses to a firmer, more supportive resistance. The rider’s seat is carefully shaped to distribute pressure evenly, with wide, flared sides and a dedicated lumbar support pad at the rear. The pillion seat and back-rest are similarly constructed from the same dual-layer, dual-density foam to ensure the passenger shares the same level of comfort. The seat cover material was chosen for its elasticity, always following the contours of the seat, retaining its shape and reducing uncomfortable high pressure spots.
The Thunderbird will be available in two colours in India: Caspian Blue / Crystal White and Lava Red / Phantom Black.
Here are the technical specifications of the Triumph Thunderbird LT:
|TYPE||Liquidcooled, DOHC, Paralleltwin, 270º firing interval|
|SYSTEM||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle|
|EXHAUST||Chromed twinskin stainless steel 2 into 1 into 2 exhaust system with chrome plated silencers|
|FINAL DRIVE||Toothed Belt|
|GEARBOX||6speed, helical type 2nd - 6th|
With the launch of Thunderbird LT, Triumph Motorcycles now have 12 motorcycles on sale in the Indian market. The much sought after line-up includes the classic Bonneville and Bonneville T100, the legendary Speed Triple, the largest production motorcycle the Rocket III Roadster, the class leading Street Triple, the cool café racer the Thruxton, the go anywhere Tiger 800 XC and Tiger Explorer, the stripped back and black Storm, the charismatic Storm LT and the king of super sports bikes, the Daytona 675 and the 675R. Triumph Motorcycles currently has 8 functional dealerships across the country: New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Chennai, Bangalore & Hyderabad. Also two more dealership will be coming up in Kolkata followed by Chandigarh very soon.
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