Iconic British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles has launched a line-up of 10 motorcycles with prices ranging from Rs 5.7 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the old-school Bonneville to Rs 20 lakh for the massive Rocket III.
Briefly put, the Triumph range is categorised into Classics, Roadsters, Adventure, Super Sports and Cruisers. The Classic bikes include the Bonneville, Bonneville T100 (Rs 6.6 lakh) and the Thruxton café racer (Rs 6.7 lakh). All three bikes are powered by an 865cc parallel-twin engine with 67bhp at 7500rpm.
The Roadster line includes Triumph's naked bikes, namely the Street Triple (Rs 7.5 lakh) that features 675cc, in-line and Triumph trademark three-cylinder, four-stroke and liquid-cooled engine which generates 105bhp at 11850rpm and a peak torque figure of 6.93kgm at 9750rpm.
The Speed Triple (Rs 10.4 lakh) is powered by a larger 1050cc, in-line three-cylinder, four-stroke and liquid-cooled engine that develops 133bhp at 9400rpm. The racy Daytona 675R sports bike makes 125bhp at 12500rpm from its 675cc, three-cylinder engine and is priced at Rs 11.4 lakh.
Interestingly, Triumph believes there is a strong potential in the adventure bike segment in India and has launched both the Tiger 800XC (Rs 12 lakh), with its 799cc, three-cylinder motor, and the Tiger Adventure (Rs 17.9 lakh) with a 1215cc, three-cylinder engine.
For cruiser aficionados, there’s the Rs 13 lakh Thunderbird Storm powered by a 1699cc, parallel twin. The Triumph range is India is capped by the Rocket III that features the largest engine on a production bike – 2294cc, three-cylinder engine and priced at Rs 20 lakh!
Triumph has also revealed plans for a 250cc bike that will go on sale in 2015. The motorcycle is likely to be a fully faired model and could borrow cues from the Daytona 675R. That model will be manufactured in India at the company’s new manufacturing facility coming up in Karnataka.
The line-up for India will be a combination of completely built units (CBU) brought in from Triumph's plant in Thailand and bikes that will be assembled in India from CKD kits at the manufacturer's assembly facility in Manesar, Haryana that will be used for assembly operations till the Karnataka plant opens.
Like Harley-Davidson before, Triumph plans to have a presence in metros as well as non-metros with the first showrooms coming up in Bangalore and Hyderabad in December 2013. The Mumbai and Delhi showrooms will be functional in January 2014 and there are plans to expand the dealer footprint to include showrooms in Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Kochi by March 2014. Bookings are set to commence by mid-December.
Triumph will complement its expansive bike line-up with a full range of accessories and merchandise also available at the dealerships.