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Thread: Triumph Motorcycles confirms India foray: xBhp News

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    Quote 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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    Quote 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.
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    Triumph bikes being taken to Auto Expo 2012



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    ^^^ 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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    Quote 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!

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    Quote 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.
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    Quote 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?

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    Quote 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.
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    Quote 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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