Indian bike market is all about glamor now days with vintage dealers competing to redefining the fine lines of luxurious bike rides. Triumph has followed the Rajnikanth model late but latest style while introducing its international cruiser bike Thunderbird LT in India.
Though Thunderbird hit the international market earlier in 2013, it is only now that it comes to India. Prior to this one, Thunderbird Storm Rocket III was also launched in the Indian market. LT has a power 94 PS at 5400 rpm with 151 Nm of Torque at 3550 rpm. As expected the cruise monster arrives with a market price of 15.75 lakh. With an LCD Multifunction display installed at the front, Thunderbird LT combines the essence of vintage looks and modern innovations. A tank capacity of 22 litres is certainly bound to attract the Indian customers in flocks. Extensive use of chrome, leather carrier bags on both sides, pillion back rest etc comes integrated to the unit as standard equipments.
While talking about the long terms plans of Triumph in India 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."
ABS is being offered as a standard with this bike. But the CBS part of it has added to the already costly game of import expenses. Triumph will be focusing more on Tier 2 cities this time with dealerships opening up in October at Calcutta and Chandigarh. This will make the overall dealership of Triumph in India close to 10.