What’s in that CKD box Triumph Motorcycles India? November launch and sales awaited

Triumph, the iconic British motorcycle brand is set to enter India by November. The first of the CKD units have already been imported and were seen being offloaded at the Cargo terminal at IGI airport earlier this month. 8 precious cargo boxes at the container clearing custom department.

Triumph_Motorcycles_India (1)The first shipment is most likely to comprise display bikes. While the company has made no price announcement, this will be revealed by November, when the company opens up to take their first bookings. Confirmed for launch much earlier when Triumph was showcased at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo, plans were put on hold.

Triumph motorcycles will enter India via the CKD route. Motorcycles will be assembled at the CKD assembly facility at Manesar, Haryana. Triumph is at the moment headhunting dealer partners pan India, and New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai seem ideal for dealerships to begin with.

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The Triumph experience will be complete with genuine parts, seamless after-sales services to authentic merchandise and accessories. Triumph will also have a manufacturing plant at Narsapura near Bengaluru where production will begin in 2015.

The full range of Triumph motorcycles to be introduced in India are not yet revealed. They could include Bonneville, Tiger 800XC, Street triple, Speed triple, Daytona 675, Storm, and Rocket III Roadster keeping in mind announcements made in the last Auto Expo here. These will compete with Harley Davidson, Moto Guzzi and Aprilia.

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