The Pune-based auto maker Bajaj and Triumph Motorcycles had in August this year announced a non-equity global partnership for design, development and distribution of mid-range motorcycles, and the first co-developed bike is expected to be rolled out in 2021.
"The new Triumph Street Triple RS is a force machine that delivers in terms of performance and style," Triumph Motorcycles India Managing Director Vimal Sumbly told reporters here.
The new model will generate 25 percent more power and 42 percent more torque than the 2015 edition Speedmaster.
The bike, likely to be priced around Rs 8-9 lakh, will compete with high-end off-roaders like the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
Exactly 10 years ago, Bajaj pursued Triumph for a buyout deal before shelving those plans to buy a stake in KTM instead.
Commenting on the launch, Triumph Motorcycles India Managing Director Vimal Sumbly said with its state-of-the-art features and rider focused technology, the Tiger Explorer XCx is suited for both on and off road riding, ensuring superb stability and control.
On this episode of Overdrive, we look at the cosmetic changes made to the 2017 Skoda Octavia. The Triumph Street Triple has been given an update as well and there is an all-new BMW 5 series launched in India.
Triumph recently launched the Bonneville Bobber in India at Rs 909,000 ex showroom Delhi. This is the fifth model in the classic-retro segment of motorcycles, taking the company's total India portfolio to 17 motorcycles.
UK based high-end motorcycles brand Triumph today launched Bonneville Bobber in India priced at Rs 9.09 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Growing disposable incomes, rising consumer aspirations and influx of new brands have fueled the demand for such premium bikes which usually carry an engine of more than 200cc, which is more than double the size of India‘s traditional fuel-efficient mass mover 100cc.
"In the first half of this year, that is between April and September period, we sold about 659 units. We hope to sell around 1,300-1,400 units this year", Triumph Motorcycles Ltd., Managing Director, Vimal Sumbly told reporters after unveiling the new-generation Bonneville T100 here.
Currently, the company is mainly focusing on building a future for Royal Enfield, says Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director and CEO of Eicher Motors.
Motorcycle touring firm Motoziel and Austria's Edelweiss Bike Travel announced a joint venture company to offer bike touring packages in domestic as well as international destinations on June 29
Vikram Mohan, Managing Director of Pricol, told CNBC-TV18 that the company is targeting a 20-25 percent revenue growth in the next few years.
We are confident about the latest addition and aims to grow from niche to mainstream by showcasing products at par with the world, says Vimal Sumbly, the MD of Triumph India.
The model comes with an all-new 1200cc high torque Bonneville engine and a new chassis and suspension for refined all day riding, the company said.
"We would like to almost double our volumes by 2020. We are aiming to sell around 1,700 to 1,800 bikes by that time," Triumph Motorcycles India Managing Director Vimal Sumbly said.
Triumph India opens bookings for the new 2016 Bonneville range
The craze for bikes started in Hyderabad 2009 when Harley Davidson opened its showroom in Hyderabad and sparked off a fad where bike enthusiasts wanted to become HOGs (Harley Owners Group).
Triumph competes with brands like Harley Davidson, Ducati, Kawasaki and Suzuki in the top-end segment.
OVERDRIVE has learnt that the one model that Triumph plans to launch tomorrow is the Daytona which will allow the brand to price and position a genuine no-holds barred supersport at a more affordable price point
The company, which has set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in the country, will start delivering its bikes from January next year and aims to sell around 500 units in the first six months of the launch in the country.
It has never been better for sports bike lovers in India. Move over from the regular 100-150 cc commuter motorcycles, the big daddies of power bikes are here. Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, Hyosung… they are all here. And more players are keen to tap the Indian market.
A 110 year old two-wheeler brand is making its way to India. Britian's largest motorcycle manufacturer triumph is now the latest to follow European bike makers KTM and BMW into the Indian two-wheeler space. CNBC-TV18's Swati Khandelwal Jain reports on what is going to be on offer.
British iconic motorcycle maker Triumph today said it will enter the Indian market in 2012, with up to eight models and will consider setting up an assembly facility here.