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  • #61
    Originally posted by NikhilB View Post
    Why would they need an Indian partner? I'd assume they would start with a small sales and service network in the metros and then gradually move to the tier-II cities.

    They don't enter new markets expecting to be porfitable for the first couple of years anyway.
    Also, committing to a CKD operation from the beginning indicates their intention of sticking it out here.

    I agree that they will have to price it well and build the brand here.

    If they are looking at CKD, then definitely they would have plans for exporting some of the bikes assembled in India. BTW, as a automobile manufacturing hub, India does hold a prominent place in the world map and most manufacturers trust India unlike china where copyright laws etc are not respected too much and you will find 10 cheap duplicate copies of the Triumph as soon as they start production there!

    If it is only a dealership arrangement, I hope Triumph plan things properly, if not Ducati is a glaring example of how things can drastically go wrong in India



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    • #62
      Hope I can afford the thruxton...
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      • #63
        Originally posted by niks_devil666 View Post
        I guess there wud be more takers for xc. u can do everything on xc but u cant do off roading/trail riding on the regular 800 because of alloys
        My grouse is that though XC is more off road oriented, but in ideal conditions, it is 95% road 5% offroad for majority of the riders. And I would tend to think a 800 is not exactly the right type type of bike one would take serious mud plogging anyway.

        The XC's seat height of 845 makes it useless for in city riding - my toes barely touch the road when seated on the XC. And in Indian cities, punctures are common - so XC being tube type is not exactly a boon. Compare that to Tiger 800's 810 mm seat height and tube type tyres.

        Based off my limited knowledge, I think the standard Tiger 800 is the best dual sport suited for India - roads or no roads.
        Last edited by bluevolt; 12-01-2011, 04:53 PM.

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        • #64
          Triumph bikes being taken to Auto Expo 2012



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          • #65
            ^^^ praying and keeping my fingers crossed; hope one of these is the Daytona... .... have got fed up of waiting for the R6 (not getting any younger )... if the Daytona is launched, then Daytona it is for my stable...
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            • #66
              Originally posted by abhimanyu31 View Post
              ^^^ praying and keeping my fingers crossed; hope one of these is the Daytona... .... have got fed up of waiting for the R6 (not getting any younger )... if the Daytona is launched, then Daytona it is for my stable...
              675 cc's aren't allowed to be brought in as CBUs!
              In today's world, quotes don't matter. Quotas do!

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              • #67
                Originally posted by vikhyath View Post
                675 cc's aren't allowed to be brought in as CBUs!
                Not exactly... <800cc bikes have to be homologated by ARAI, that's all.
                Once that is taken care off, they can be imported.

                >800cc bikes do not need to be homologated.
                I like 'em Naked

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by NikhilB View Post
                  Not exactly... <800cc bikes have to be homologated by ARAI, that's all.
                  Once that is taken care off, they can be imported.

                  >800cc bikes do not need to be homologated.
                  So are the Triumphs homologated?
                  In today's world, quotes don't matter. Quotas do!

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by vikhyath View Post
                    So are the Triumphs homologated?
                    They will have to be, if they are imported

                    EDIT: Let's wait till the Auto Expo. They are supposed to disclose their India plans there. They were also considering bringing models through the CKD route.
                    Last edited by NikhilB; 12-23-2011, 09:44 PM.
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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by vikhyath View Post
                      675 cc's aren't allowed to be brought in as CBUs!
                      Hmmm... I think the Kawasaki Ninja 650 is a 650 cc and it is assembled in India.
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                      • #71
                        Daytona 675!
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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by abhay.sawhney View Post
                          Daytona 675!
                          Looks like the entire biking community is waiting for daytona 675 including me too
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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by abhimanyu31 View Post
                            Hmmm... I think the Kawasaki Ninja 650 is a 650 cc and it is assembled in India.
                            That is a CKD not a CBU.
                            In today's world, quotes don't matter. Quotas do!

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                            • #74
                              I don't think Auto Expo will reveal much, though Triumph has a stall there, and will display their bikes. From what we know, here are my assumptions:

                              1) The 7 motorcycles which Triumph will bring in are the Bonneville, Daytona 675, Street and Speed Triple, Tiger 800 XC, the Rocket and the Thunderbird Storm

                              2) From the press release, they will get all bikes in through the CKD route which means first finding a way/place to assemble the motorcycles.

                              3) The above being the fact, pricing will not be announced till mid/2nd half of 2012, till they figure out how much it costs to import parts and assemble the motorcycles.

                              4) The entire CKD process will take time, so expect first deliveries only end of year 2012 or early 2013. A few models might be delivered in 2012 and the rest should come in 2013 or so.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by vikhyath View Post
                                That is a CKD not a CBU.
                                I know it is a CKD my friend. The reason I am optimistic is that according Business Standard Motoring they are seriously thinking about setting up a assembly plant in India. And like the Hog the prices may well be a pleasant surprise.
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