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Triumph Motorcycles India: Part-I

"Triumph Thruxton"

Triumph Motorcycles Ltd is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer. John Bloor established the company in 1984 and it happens to be one of the most famous bike manufacturers in the world. After making its high impact appearance for nearly 2 years, Triumph has finally launched its produces for commercial sales in India. The initial offering by Triumph is 10 models spread across all of its model lines.

Here is an article on all the Triumph models that are whirring across unchartered roads and unclaimed territories.

Bonneville:

Bonneville happens to be the entrant model that comes at a base price of Rs. 5.7 lakhs. This bike is named after the famous American record holding ground, Bonneville Salt Flats. This bike was first introduced in 1959 and since then the motorcycle has gone through many mechanical and cosmetic changes. That said, its styling hasn’t changed ever since. During 2013, the company added a few changes and gave the bike odometer, clock and trip information.

"Triumph Bonnie"
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Engine:

The Bonneville comes powered by 865cc air-cooled fuel-injected parallel twin engine, which churns out 68PS at 7500rpm and 68Nm of torque. The engine is mated to 5-speed gearbox and the motorcycle has a kerb weight of 225kg. It gets the light cast 17-inch wheels with 110/70 and 130/80 tires at the front and rear respectively. The bike gets a fuel tank capacity of 16 liters that is quite less for a bike.

The bike is priced at Rs. 5.7 lakhs and comes through a completely knocked down (CKD) through the company’s plant in Gurgaon.

Triumph Bonneville T100:

Sharing the classiest design among others, the Triumph Bonneville T100 has the 60’s styling and boasts a distinctive look. This bike has twin peashooter exhausts and chrome engine covers. The Triumph logo is placed on the seat and this bike has a two-tone paint; spoke wheels as well as fork gaiters.  This bike, unlike the regular Bonneville has a twin pod instrument cluster, speedometer as well as a tachometer.

Engine:

An 865cc parallel twin engine that produces 67bhp at 7500rpm and maximum torque of 68Nm powers the Bonneville T100. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox with one down and four up gearshift pattern.

"Bonnie T100"
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This bike comes with a price tag of approximately Rs. 7,50,000/-

 

Triumph Thruxton:

Thruxton happens to be Triumph’s only café racer model among all its bikes. This motorcycle shares its past with the 1960’s café racer, when the trend was very popular. This bike is designed reminiscing the 1960’s. The bike has a typical single seat, low-end handlebars with traditional bar-end mirrors and a fly screen. The twin pod instrument cluster gets analog speedometer and tachometer that goes well with the overall look of the bike.

Engine:

This bike comes powered by the same 865cc parallel twin air-cooled engine that powers the Bonneville. The engine churns out 69PS at 7,400rpm and has a peak torque of 69Nm at 5,800rpm with plenty available at low revs. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox and the bike has a kerb weight of 230kg.

"Triumph Thruxton"
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The Thruxton’s price starts off at Rs. 7,50,000/-

 

Triumph Street Triple:

Triumph tried to enter all the sub segments of the biking community in India. The Triumph street grabs attention of plenty of bikers. This street fighter segment machine has a pretty evil looking design.

 

"Street Triple r"
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Although the headlight setup has mixed reactions, the beast still has design cues to die for. The tail lamps get a neat design and the turning indicators are integrated with LED lamps. The fact is that the overall design is very radical. The front brakes are equipped with a 310mm disc used against a Nissin caliper while the rear brake gets a 220 mm Brembo. The front suspension comes with a 41 mm inverted fork, while the rear one is an adjustable mono shock, KYB being used in both. This bike has a switchable ABS option and features a coded immobilizer that protects the bike from being stolen.

 

Engine:

The Street Triple comes powered by a 675cc triple-cylinder engine that produces 107bhp of power and 69Nm of torque. The chassis is incorporated with aluminum and on account of the twin spar design, the motorcycle has a low centre of gravity.
This bike is aggressively priced at Rs. 8,32,000/-

 

Triumph Speed Triple ABS:

This light-weight machine has power that screams out loud and clear. It has pretty good characteristics and makes every road feel like a track.

 

Engine:

The ABS model of the Speed Triple comes powered by a liquid-cooled three-cylinder 1050cc engine, which churns out 133bhp and 111Nm of torque. The fuel-injected unit is connected to a six-speed manual gearbox with a wet multi plate clutch and a lightweight three-into-two exhaust system.

"Triumph Street triple ABS"
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The price of this bike starts off at Rs. 11,61,000/-

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