The British motorcycle manufacturer explained publicly that models brought into India are not the UK-spec variants, but the version sold in Brazil and Japan. The issue blew big when ARAI certified engine specifications of Triumph Street Triple sold in India were compared UK model’s.
Triumph has two different variants of Street Triple naked middle-weight bike, in terms of power output.Indian Triumph Street Triple is certified to produce 79 PS max. power, while British version is rated at 106 PS. They are actually two different variants. Indian model is the 85 PS variant sold in Brazil and Japan.
Yet, the firm’s name and respect is hanging in the balance due to this outbreak. To put an end to this supposed scandal, according to xBHP member nitrosatya, Triumph is said to have been offering Street Triple customers with very reasonable compensations. Plurality is because the firm offers three choices.
1. Sell the bike back to Triumph and get cash in return.
2. Take free accessories (up to Rs. 1.50 lakhs worth) and pay around Rs. 10,000 if power should be bumped to 106 PS max power. The 10 grand includes cost of Arrow exhaust and ECU remaps, which actually costs around Rs. 60,000. But for the power hike, customers will have to sign an indemnity bond to accept the modifications, since they do not comply with ARAI rules.
3. Upgrade the bike to churn out 106 PS peak power devoid of any money back, and sign the indemnity form.
For uprating the power output, Airbox ducts, Vacuum pipe, Arrow mapping on the ECU and Arrow exhaust will be changed. Rest assured, the engine will not be opened during the retune operation. The Street Triple will be brought to Euro-spec, which will also make the exhaust note much louder.
There is a catch. This compensation offer is open only to customers who purchased the bike before the specifications were updated on the company’s official website.
Via – xBHP