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Old 24th October 2013, 18:53   #541
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Yes Rishad Cooper on Twitter had just tweeted about the date

https://twitter.com/rishadcooper/sta...49217625710593
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Official: Triumph to launch in India on November 28

After teasing us at the 2012 Auto Expo nearly two years ago, Triumph Motorcycles will be launching in India on November 28th. Though the date is confirmed by the company, we are still unaware about the exact models that will be launched first, or even the number of dealerships and their locations.

http://indianautosblog.com/2013/10/t...mber-28-101646

Exciting times ahead for Indian Biker's, hope they price it sensibly.
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Another source for the same news.

http://www.motorbeam.com/bikes/trium...a-launch-date/

All waiting with bated breath and crossed fingers (and toes)!
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Awaiting the Bonneville and the Speed Triple. The specs of the Bonneville says its a EFI based engine but the pictures shows a carburetor. Why?

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Awaiting the Bonneville and the Speed Triple. The specs of the Bonneville says its a EFI based engine but the pictures shows a carburetor. Why?
The carb is a design element to maintain the retro look. It is not functional and has an EFI, just like it says on the specs
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The carb is a design element to maintain the retro look. It is not functional and has an EFI, just like it says on the specs
That's a funny looking 'dummy'. Doesn't gel well in today's day in age even on a 'retro' bike.
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The carb is a design element to maintain the retro look. It is not functional and has an EFI, just like it says on the specs
In support to ak916

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I like the fake carbs. It is pretty neat in my opinion besides being a novelty, for whatever that is worth, nowadays.
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Hope they get all these here



The carb part is interesting.

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Hello Dkaile,

As mentioned by the others, it is only a carb body that cleverly houses the injectors inside it.

I have owned a Thruxton & a Scrambler, believe me, the visual appeal and the mapping are spot on.

In case the EFI were not housed in that carb body, it would be an eyesore.

There is also a small 'choke' pull lever/stub, it speeds up the rpms at start up and prevents the engine bogging down and dying during cold starts.

The quality of the whole bike is amazing, miles ahead of alternatives.

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I am a bit surprised here, booking not open, no mention of the dealers and deliveries to take place in the 3rd or 4th week.
I do not intend to touch or feel the bikes as I know them as products. So who do we contact as a mail to triumph only gets one a reply of "we will get back to you shortly".

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Currently there are no Triumph dealerships open in India. We plan to have dealers operational and ready take bookings in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore during 2013, followed by dealerships in Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Cochin and Goa afterwards.

So the guys who booked should know how much it would cost right?
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From their website

So the guys who booked should know how much it would cost right?
Yes I am aware of the quote from the website.

I am sure the ones who booked would know the costs but as per triumphs release to the media. The dealers, bikes to come to India and the costs would only be shared on the 28th of November at the launch.
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The quality of the whole bike is amazing, miles ahead of alternatives.
Somehow I feel the Yanks are much better than these Brits (cruisers) in build quality, overall appeal and longevity.
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Hello Dkaile,

I see from your emails that you have a Harley.

I do not want to hurt you by any strech of imagination, far from it, however....

It could be possible that you have not seen/ felt and witnessed the quality difference that I have in mind when I mention Triumph.

For you quality could mean the shine on the chrome or the ear splitting roar/ thump/ racket from the aftermarket exhaust and riding in a straight line.

I could repeat myself till kingdom come that quality could actually be the sum of all those things mentioned above, put together, plus modernity (versus using an outdated design), handling, reliability, repair-ability and most of all, the bike as it presented out of a box minus all the geegaws that add/ need to be added to the enhance the actual riding experience.

However, if it floats your boat, please stick to your assumptions, to each his own.

My stance comes from an experience of owning and riding classic / vintage motorcycles to modern day machines ranging from Laverda, Moto Guzzi right up to BMW.

If you think a HD is quality, please take a look at the Indian Motorcycle Company's offerings, they are a notch above the HD, so in a way you are right, there are various notches in the quality of products that come out of US of A.

However, out here, HD, it is viewed as more of a lifestyle accessory.

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I see from your emails that you have a Harley.

For you quality could mean the shine on the chrome or the ear splitting roar/ thump/ racket from the aftermarket exhaust and riding in a straight line.

bike as it presented out of a box minus all the geegaws that add/ need to be added to the enhance the actual riding experience.

HD, it is viewed as more of a lifestyle accessory.
You have made too many presumptions without actually knowing the other person or his perspective.

For me my Sportster is my daily stress buster and not a fashion accessory. No, I have not added the screaming exhausts and like it's growling exhaust as it is.

Yes, the chrome and shine is great but then so is the build quality and finish. The ride and acceleration are exactly what I needed. And yes, I have felt the Triumphs and the Beemers up close.

Triumphs are great bikes but don't rubbish everything else. HDs are great bikes and imho better than the Brits and I would stick with that. And there's no hurting anyone here mate. We are all having a mature conversation. Cheers...
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