Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Motorbikes > Superbikes & Imports


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 6th February 2013, 18:57   #286
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 193
Thanked: 122 Times
Default re: Triumph motorcycles to enter India. Edit: Now Launched Pg. 48

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shubz View Post
This leads to the next question - Which manufacturer is in the pipeline to fulfill that gap? :(
Well, even if there is not an 'exact' fit for the missing Triumph line-up, most bikers will probably settle for what's available and comes closest to their expectations.

What else can we do, wait and wait till Triumph makes up it's mind?
am1m is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2013, 19:05   #287
Senior - BHPian
 
ebonho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 3,942
Thanked: 3,170 Times
Default re: Triumph motorcycles to enter India. Edit: Now Launched Pg. 48

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shubz View Post
Other Japs don't have anything that is close to the Triumph gap.
I did not get you here?

Quote:
Husky's are far far away - 2015 and beyond!
KTM and Bajaj are already there. For the intervening 2 years. Even Honda is. Maybe even Yamaha (if they wake up).

Quote:
And Doc - The talk was NEVER of small bikes! For that we have the Boxers and Platina's and Discovers!
I am classifying here manufacturers with bikes under the 800 cc ceiling overall, and the 400-500 cc band in the immediate future.

There are not very many established international players that commercially make bikes in these small engined configurations.

For instance, there are not very many decent 250 cc bikes around. India already has 3 of the best here (not counting the Hyosung).

The next class hop is the 400-450-500 cc bikes. Here the choice is greater. Marginally. India has nothing here. Yet. And this is where a large chunk of riding junta of the past 10 years will jump as the natural progression - given good options and choices.

The battle hots up in the 600-800 cc class, which is the next hop. Here India has currently just 2. But the lukewarm sales prove that India is probably not ready for this class yet (financially) and there is a huge opportunity waiting to be tapped in the in between class - 400-500 cc.

Last edited by ebonho : 6th February 2013 at 19:20.
ebonho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2013, 21:16   #288
Senior - BHPian
 
Shubz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,780
Thanked: 954 Times
Default re: Triumph motorcycles to enter India. Edit: Now Launched Pg. 48

Quote:
Originally Posted by ebonho View Post
I did not get you here?
Doc - I was only talking about 600-800 cc range that there is nobody besides Ninja / Hyosung - am only talking about sports bike/tourers and not cruisers.
Shubz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th February 2013, 10:59   #289
Senior - BHPian
 
djay99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dublin
Posts: 1,446
Thanked: 479 Times
Default re: Triumph motorcycles to enter India. Edit: Now Launched Pg. 48

From above posts, will Triumph be able to sell ST and Daytona in Jul-2013 or not?

Last edited by djay99 : 7th February 2013 at 11:01.
djay99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th February 2013, 23:49   #290
Senior - BHPian
 
djay99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dublin
Posts: 1,446
Thanked: 479 Times
Default re: Triumph motorcycles to enter India. Edit: Now Launched Pg. 48

Triumph have updated their website http://www.triumph.co.uk/india/

Now they have listed models which they will (or may) be launching in india (Effect of Livemint news)

Street Triple (2013 model) is one among them . Probably their CKD plans are still intact & alive.
djay99 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th February 2013, 12:31   #291
Senior - BHPian
 
Ajaybiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,352
Thanked: 136 Times
Default re: Triumph motorcycles to enter India. Edit: Now Launched Pg. 48

British PM visit might push their plans further, many sites are talking about their CKD plans now.
Here's the link.
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...dia/22344.html

Last edited by Ajaybiz : 19th February 2013 at 12:36.
Ajaybiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th February 2013, 18:48   #292
Senior - BHPian
 
Shubz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,780
Thanked: 954 Times
Default re: Triumph motorcycles to enter India. Edit: Now Launched Pg. 48

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ajaybiz View Post
British PM visit might push their plans further, many sites are talking about their CKD plans now.
Here's the link.
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...dia/22344.html
Interestingly - Triumph website is down! Anyone experiencing the same? or is it just me?

And Ajay bhai - That's a very juicy piece of information that I lapped up!!

Last edited by Shubz : 19th February 2013 at 18:54.
Shubz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th February 2013, 22:07   #293
Senior - BHPian
 
r_nairtvm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Dubai/TRV/BLR
Posts: 1,614
Thanked: 1,348 Times
Default re: Triumph motorcycles to enter India. Edit: Now Launched Pg. 48

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ajaybiz View Post
British PM visit might push their plans further, many sites are talking about their CKD plans now.
Here's the link.
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...dia/22344.html
Ajay,

I hope this info is true. I was planning a tesd ride of XC 800 this weekend with an idea of bringing it over after 1 year (Bonnie may be on its way to Blore by this summer).

Though I will do the Test Ride, I think I will wait a little longer now.

One has to have some hopes - isn't it

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram
r_nairtvm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th February 2013, 22:49   #294
Senior - BHPian
 
Ajaybiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,352
Thanked: 136 Times
Default re: Triumph motorcycles to enter India. Edit: Now Launched Pg. 48

Hope for the best Shubz, Ram sir get the bike don't trust on these news too much, I lost hopes and soon i'll be on BMW F650GS or Honda CB1000R.
If not mine atleast i'll test ride your Triumphs.
Ajaybiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th February 2013, 01:18   #295
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 250
Thanked: 39 Times
Default re: Triumph motorcycles to enter India. Edit: Now Launched Pg. 48

The worst part they've stopped selling Bonnie SE in USA & I'm not sure if this is applicable to rest of the owrld...
I'm not at all surprised to see this in INDIA they wanna dump all the left over from the pdn line at a cheaper price to Indian mass
shrini78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th February 2013, 06:53   #296
Senior - BHPian
 
ku69rd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,249
Thanked: 1,181 Times
Default re: Triumph motorcycles to enter India. Edit: Now Launched Pg. 48

Quote:
Originally Posted by shrini78 View Post
The worst part they've stopped selling Bonnie SE in USA & I'm not sure if this is applicable to rest of the owrld...
I'm not at all surprised to see this in INDIA they wanna dump all the left over from the pdn line at a cheaper price to Indian mass
Shrini,
Any reason why they stopped sales in US? is it because of old model and probably you folks can expect a new refreshed one? was it poor sales that caused this?
ku69rd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th February 2013, 08:51   #297
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 250
Thanked: 39 Times
Default re: Triumph motorcycles to enter India. Edit: Now Launched Pg. 48

could be combination of lot of factors...
Thruxton the ever popular cafe racer & you got scrambler for it's uniqueness
T-100 is iconic by itself so I dont really see a reason on why would somebody buy a SE bcoz its rake is small & height/length pretty much that is a really small bike...
Have seen lots of left over from 2010-2012 SE's on many floors & their tag has been 6499$ ex showroom
Whereas a T-100 commands close to 9000$ ex showroom so does the scram & thrux
shrini78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th February 2013, 13:34   #298
Senior - BHPian
 
r_nairtvm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Dubai/TRV/BLR
Posts: 1,614
Thanked: 1,348 Times
Default re: Triumph motorcycles to enter India. Edit: Now Launched Pg. 48

Quote:
Originally Posted by ku69rd View Post
Shrini,
Any reason why they stopped sales in US? is it because of old model and probably you folks can expect a new refreshed one? was it poor sales that caused this?
SE was like a step child neither here nor there with the alloy wheels sticking out like a sore thumb (to me). Bonnie Classic and T 100s have there own market and I can't see them going out any time soon (may in smaller numbers though).

Best Regards & Ride Safe

Ram
r_nairtvm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th February 2013, 17:32   #299
BHPian
 
FourWheelDrift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 464
Thanked: 178 Times
Default re: Triumph motorcycles to enter India. Edit: Now Launched Pg. 48

Speaking as a late '60s Bonnie lover, and as a former W650 owner, the only deal breaker for me, for the modern Hinckley Bonnie, was the kink in the pipes.

And for that one reason alone, I thought that the SE looked nice, with it's up-swept megaphones ... especially the Pacific Blue / Fusion White combination. ( http://media.popularmechanics.com/im...e-430b-040.jpg )

Alloy wheels and megaphones on a Bonnie might be heresy to some ... but to each his / her own.

Having said all this, I particularly liked the T100 when it was introduced for the 100th anniversary year, in Lucifer Orange. ( http://www.mcnews.com.au/newbikecata...ville_T100.JPG )
FourWheelDrift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st February 2013, 12:33   #300
BHPian
 
ashtorque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 52
Thanked: 19 Times
Default re: Triumph motorcycles to enter India. Edit: Now Launched Pg. 48

http://www.bikewale.com/news/291-tri...dia-visit.html

Wonder what is it that the Triumph is facing which others didnt? But they sure seem to be darn serious about getting in here!
ashtorque is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Regal Raptor (Chinese) motorcycles to enter India Tushar Motorbikes 19 3rd November 2015 20:04
Triumph Bonneville - My New Ride in Dubai. EDIT - Now in Bangalore, India. r_nairtvm Superbikes & Imports 202 28th October 2014 11:27
VW to enter the used car market. EDIT "Das WeltAuto" Launched libranof1987 The Indian Car Scene 22 17th December 2012 15:09
Vespa Set To Re-enter India. EDIT: Now Launched @ Rs.66,661/- ex-showroom Maharashtra Car-Agey Motorbikes 42 26th April 2012 18:02
Triumph Motorcycles @ Auto Expo 2012 parrys Superbikes & Imports 77 24th February 2012 18:47


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 18:11.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks