Triumph could launch a locally produced 250cc bike in 2014

by Paul Joseph on January 9, 2013 · 0 comments

Triumph Motorcycles, the leading bike manufacturer from UK, brought its range of motorcycles to the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo with the intention of entering India. The British marque’s Indian operations are progressing in a snail’s pace as the company is contemplating a local assembly plant. Triumph is reportedly considering to setup a factory near Bengaluru which will assemble the CKD kits of its big bike range. A report in Otomotif.kompas.com states that, Mr. Rudhy Siswanto, President and Director of PT Global Motorcycle Trading, the sole distributor of  Triumph in Indonesia told the media that a 250cc motorcycle will be rolling out of Indian factory once it’s operational in 2014. He added that the Indian factory will focus on small engines and the 250cc bike will be sold in India as well as Indonesia. A 250cc Triumph makes immense sense since the segment is hot in India. The 200 to 250cc segment has variety of bikes like the Pulsar 200 NS, KTM Duke 200, Honda CBR250R, Hyosung GT250R and the Kawasaki Ninja 250R. The 250cc Triumph will have a twin cylinder unit and will be a street fighter who’s design is expected to be influenced by the Triumph Street Triple. The bike is expected to be priced in the vicinity of Rs. 2 lakhs. The statement from Mr. Siswanto also throws light on Truimph’s Indian assembly plant which now is inching closer to reality. If the company manages to setup a local plant, the bikes like Street Triple, Speed Triple and Daytona can be imported as CKD kits which will reduce their costs significantly. The Indian plant could also be used as an export hub for the Asian markets. Can we expect Triumph to set the fireworks by Diwali next year? [Source: Otomotif.kompas.com via Indiancarsbikes.in ]

[via Indian Motos Blog]

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