IAB Report – Triumph Thunderbird LT launched in India at INR 15.75 lakhs
As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The Thunderbird LT is the 12th Triumph motorcycle to be launched in India.
Britain’s iconic motorcycle manufacturer, Triumph Motorcycles, launched the Triumph Thunderbird LT (Light Touring) in India last week. The cruiser, at a price point of Rs. 15.75 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), joins Triumph’s existing range of 11 motorcycles, some of which are assembled locally.
Built to offer comfort over long journeys, the Thunderbird LT matches retro styling with a traditional cruiser’s riding position and a long suspension travel, which makes it suitable for Indian conditions.
The motorcycle has a 1,699 cc parallel-twin DOHC engine strapped to it, delivering 94 PS (92.7 bhp) of power at 5,400 rpm and 151 Nm of torque at 3,550 rpm. The power is harnessed by a 6-speed gearbox.
Available in three color options Caspian Blue, Crystal White and Lava Red, and Phantom Black, the Thunderbird LT also sports a removable look-over windscreen.
Mr. Vimal Sumbly, managing director, Triumph Motorcycles India, said that the company is positive about starting manufacturing in India once the numbers pickup. Currently, the firm has a CKD facility in Manesar, Haryana, which assembles roughly half the models on sale in the country.
Pegging the 500 cc motorcycle market at 10,000 units, Mr. Sumbly wants Triumph to take advantage of the fast expanding segment, starting with a target of 500 units annually and gradually increasing it over coming years.
More details are available in the press release below the gallery.
Triumph Thunderbird LT – Official Image Gallery
Triumph Thunderbird LT at the EICMA 2013 – Image Gallery
Triumph Thunderbird LT launched in India – Press Release
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