Triumph Starts Selling Bikes in India in November
As we reported earlier, Triumph decided to skip the CBU imports, as such a move would have led to significant price hikes, due to very high Indian taxes for big-bore motorcycles. However, the manufacturing plant Triumph has been building for months now in Narsapura is not ready, so the first CKD machines will come from the small workshop in Manesar, near New Delhi.
Possibly a very solid stepping stone in the Indian market for Triumph, the sales of the 7 models announced in 2012 could be a breakthrough in the local industry, especially as the CKD pricing will be significantly lower than what imported CBU bikes retail for, and in an emerging market such as India, this might be a major win.
We're waiting for news on the first Triumph line-up for November, as it's possible that not all 7 bikes will be available from day 1. As for the prices, we're so looking forward to see how much they differ from what the competition has to offer.