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Triumph Motorcycles launches 1699 cc cruiser Thunderbird LT at Rs 15.75 lakh

Triumph will also open a new dealership in Nepal next year.

The Triumph LT produces 94PS at 5400 rpm with 151 Nm of torque at a low rpm of 3550rpm. (Source: Express Photo by Abhimanyu Chakravorty) The Triumph LT produces 94PS at 5400 rpm with 151 Nm of torque at a low rpm of 3550rpm. (Source: Express Photo by Abhimanyu Chakravorty)

Triumph Motorcycles India launched the 1699 cc cruiser Thunderbird LT in India priced at Rs 15.75 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. The Thunderbird LT will join the Thunderbird Storm Rocket III Roadster in the cruiser line up.

The Triumph LT produces 94PS at 5400 rpm with 151 Nm of torque at a low rpm of 3550rpm. This bike comes with tires with white sidewalls that’s a first for bikes.

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Triumph Motorcycles Managing Director Vimal Sumbly said, “We are here for the long term. India is going to be our focus because the industry and infrastructure is growing because of the new government. We are targeting a 15 per cent market share this year over 500 cc.”

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He further added that Triumph will look to target 1500 units this financial year and focus more on markets in tier-2 cities such as Indore and Jaipur. They will also focus on accessories because according to Sumbly, people in this segment look a lot at safety. “On an average people in this segment spend Rs 50, 000 to a lakh only on accessories so that will clearly be a focus point.”

“We are totally for the made-in-India concept because we have the capability to manufacture such bikes,” adds Sumbly.

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As for dealerships, Kolkata and Chandigarh will open in October end, taking the number of dealerships to 10 in India overall. Triumph will also open a new dealership in Nepal next year.

First published on: 18-09-2014 at 02:34:52 pm
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