2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
Over the past twelve months, Triumph has been sweating it out on the arena and treating us with exceptionally new modern classics over and over again. Their Bonneville range is selling as fast as they can make them and just when you thought it’s time for them to take a well-deserved breather, they just pushed themselves into uncharted territory.
Calling it a “pure Bonneville hot rod” the British manufacturer captured the American way of the ‘30s in this brutally beautiful factory custom bobber. This is enough proof that this company has the guts to look elsewhere for inspiration when designing new models. And by the looks of it, they might have just manage to pull one over the Harleys or the Indian. That folks, is a statement.
Here is a good news for all the Triumph Motorcycle fans of the country, the legendary British motorcycle manufacturer has opened their eighth dealership in Harbour City, Chennai. Just only few days ago, we had given the news on Triumph opening their seventh dealership in New Delhi after opening their showrooms at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Pune, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Just like its other dealerships the Chennai dealership too has an ultra modern showroom with service bays and a spare parts inventory. The design of the showroom has been created on the basis of the global signature Triumph Motorcycles layout. The dealership has the novel concept of ‘Build your own Bike’ in their premium and luxury segment motorcycles. Apart from this, the facility will also be having a lot of triumph goodies for sale.
Mr. Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. said on the occasion that Triumph motorcycles have not only been winning laurels an the race tracks but have also been burning the tarmac on the silver screen with some renowned actors like Tom Cruise and Clint Eastwood ‘riding’ them in their popular movies. The ride quality and experience offered by a Triumph Motorcycle suits the individual needs of every biking enthusiast. He further added that through this dealership, they would like to offer Triumph lovers not just a product but an overall experience that they deserve from a globally renowned brand like them. The Chennai showroom will showcase all the eleven bikes launched by Triumph in India.
The legendary British two wheeler manufacturer Triumph entered the Indian market in the month of November last year. It launched its eleven popular bikes in India which are Bonneville, Bonneville T100, Street Triple, Speed Triple, Thruxton, Daytona 675, Daytona 675R, Rocket III, Tiger 800 XC, Tiger Explorer, and the Thunderbird Storm.
After the bookings were initiated from the second week of December, the Motorcycle Company has received a total order of 450 bikes from across the country, which definitely is a great response from the customer’s end. Triumph already has opened eight dealership showrooms across the country and the next one is anticipated to be opened in the eastern India, i.e., in Kolkata for the first time.
Apart from the motorcycles in the Triumph showroom, the manufacturer also sells many Triumph goodies like riding gear, accessories and memorabilia and has an inventory which features spare parts and have service bays too. The manufacturer claims that their biggest success in India has been its capability to provide the potential customer with a one of a kind experiential sales process followed by regular ride events hosted in operational dealerships. Sources from the company also hint on the fact that Triumph is building a manufacturing factory in Karnataka which will manufacture their upcoming 250cc bike.
However, none of these details have any solid proof and it is also not known whether the manufacturer will launch the product in our country or not.
With the opening of the new showroom facility in the country’s heart, New Delhi, Triumph Motorcycles India Private Limited now has expanded their business in the seven most important cities of the country.
After opening its first six dealership showrooms in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Pune, Ahmedabad and Mumbai respectively, this is for the first time that the company has headed towards the Northern part of the country.
Mr. Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd., commented on the occasion that Delhi is one of the very important motorcycling destinations for the company. As a result, the company is overwhelmed with the customer interest generated in the city by the riders, the enquiries they have received so far from Delhi is fantastic and stand testimony to the love people have for Triumph.
The new dealership will strengthen Triumph’s commitment to establish the brand marquee in the National Capital Region. That is why special effort has been made to make the dealership an ultra-modern showroom which is integrated with an after-sales service facility too that features service bays and a spare parts inventory. The showroom has got its design cues from the global signature Triumph Motorcycles layout and has consultation lounge, sales and after sales desks which are kept closer to the display area. The dealership proudly features the unique ‘Build your own Bike’ concept in the premium and luxury motorcycle segment. Added to its kitty, the showroom also has got a host of Triumph merchandise to choose from and all the stuffs carry the same international standards of sales, service, spare parts and systems.
Triumph Motorcycles India line-up constitute of the following motorcycles: The Bonneville, Bonneville T100, Speed Triple, Rocket III Roadster, Thruxton, Tiger 800 XC, Tiger Explorer, Thunderbird Storm, Daytona 675 & 675R.
If you are a cruiser guy and not a big Harley Davidson fan then you always have an option of choosing the Triumph Thunderbird Storm after all its now available in India. Thunderbird Storm is a no nonsense cruiser which will definitely have its presence felt wherever it arrives, it is mainly famous for its sheer size, powerful engine and will definitely attract the attention of those who hates lot of chrome in their cruiser.
The Storm definitely looks neat and tidy and big like any other cruiser I mean look at the massive front and the long handlebars or the neatly crafted huge engine placed in the middle or even the wide rear tyres, it has all the appeal of a big cruiser. The Storm is powered by a massive parallel twin 1699 cc engine which now generates even more power. We will definitely inform you about the exact amount of power that it generates from its engine bit later. The Storm also has many other interesting features like the instrument panel built on the fuel tank, large twin headlamps on the front, long twin chromed exhaust at the rear etc.
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India have eagerly and patiently waited for the launch of the Triumph Motorcycles ever since they were planning to launch in India. Nearly after a period of two years, Triumph motorcycles have finally decided to launch their range of products in India in November 2013. If anyone have followed the total story of the iconic British motorcycle maker of India then they would have known how much of missteps have been experienced by the company, like firstly the losing Ashis Soni, the Indian CEO of Triumph motorcycles, followed by the question of where the parts would be assembled. Reports say that company officials are visiting India and speaking to potential dealers, but everything is being done quietly.
The Manesar Plant of Triumph Motorcycle in Haryana is near to completion and the company is looking forward to sell their products such as the Bonneville, Daytona 675 and Rocket III in India firstly and then other models shall follow. But this is not at all clear whether the parts of these models will be assembled in the Manesar plant or not. It is likely that Triumph will follow the same CKD route to market, which means that imported parts shall be assembled into complete vehicles locally, thus the company will attract far lower duty than fully-built imports.
The model line- up which was announced in the 2012 Expo was priced aggressively. But now since the Dollar and Rupee situation is not favorable, Triumph shall be continuing with the prices that was set previously. Former Bajaj Auto GM, Sales, Vimal Sumbly has been appointed MD, Triumph India. Paul Stroud, Director Sales & Marketing (global) said “2013 is a very crucial year for Triumph Motorcycles in India and as a company, we are confident about the timing of our market entry. In the past few months, we have carefully assessed the market landscape and will be making well-honed efforts to provide our discerning customers with a complete brand experience.”