All hardcore motorcycle maniacs, close your eyes before all entry level sportsbike, because the largest British motorcycle manufacturer, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. is working on a quarter litre motorcycle which is being specially designed for Indian and other Asia tracks. The bike is expected to commence production in 2014. The manufacturing procedures will be done in the new plant of Triumph, which is under construction at Narasapur, India. And the company will be exporting the upcoming 250 cc beast from the Narasapur plant to other Asian markets.
The news hit the web blogs and news columns when the British company,s distributor in Indonesia, Rudhy Siswanto of PT Global Motorcycle Trading revealed the future plans of Triumph.
"Triumph, the largest motorcycle player of the English land would like to spread its wings to growing Asian two wheeler markets. The two wheeler sale's growth in India is absolutely stunning. And the necessity of an entry level naked sports-machine is much demanded. Presently, Triumph is developing a 250 cc naked machine, which is expected to hit Indian and some other Asian stores by 2014. Once the machine is hit in the market, it will be mainly rivalling KTM 200 Duke," said Siswantho.
The upcoming 250 cc motorcycle is supposed to be designed in the same platform of the Triumph Street Triple. So we can expect a mini Street Triple on card. Now the speculation towards its pricing is that the bike is gestated to be tagged a numeric value between the pricing of Honda CBR 250R and Kawasaki Ninja 250R. The pricing clearly fires out a strong competition between the entry level premium motorcycles in this segment. KTM 200 Duke, Honda CBR 250R, Hyosung GT250R and Kawasaki Ninja 250R are the present rivals of the much awaited Triumph's machine.
Currently there are no dealerships for Triumph in India. The dealerships are supposed to be alive from by the second half of 2013 and then the booking will be automatically accepted. It was in 2012, at the New Delhi Auto Expo, Triumph debuted in the Indian soil. At the event the English giant showcased motorcycles such as Bonneville, Speed Triple, Street Triple, Tiger 800XC, Daytona 675, Storm and the Rocket III.
So with the arrival of Triumph to the Indian bi-wheeler market, let's hope some revolving emancipation to choose the best bike for any rider who cares to spend money worthy. Stay tuned with us for more details regarding the upcoming beasts of Triumph.
The 250cc naked machine is supposed to start appearing in Indian streets in 2014.
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