Triumph, the British Motorcycling brand had started opening its doors to give the Indian market a taste of its legendary heritage and in an interesting report at Autocarpro.in, are eyeing the Rs 3 to 5 lac price range here.
This takes us back to the official sketch that the company shared with us in November 2013 (pictured above). It is known that Triumph is working on a quarter litre baby Daytona, which is expected to be released by 2015. There is in fact one more 250cc motorcycle that is being developed and is often referred to as Street Single!
The upcoming Daytona 250 might just be positioned in this price band and would be the smallest Triumph in the world. The company officials say that apart from the Harley Davidson Street 750, hardly any other brand has a product in this sweet range where the bike is neither too cheap nor insanely expensive.
The company’s cheapest motorcycle the Bonneville is sold at Rs 5.7 lacs while the flagship cruiser, the Rocket III Roadster costs Rs 20 lacs (no, selling both your kidneys won’t help)! Now a sub 5lac will be a welcome addition to the list but there is always a tiny fear of brand dilution. Triumph aims to be the top superbike seller in India and a cheap bike tag on any product of its listing is the last thing which the company would want.
*Baby Daytona under tests. Click pic for more details. Credit: motorradonline.de
The rumoured 250cc motorcycle might come as a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) unit and get assembled here at company’s facility in Haryana. Triumph also owns land in Karnataka which might just be an ideal location to set up a manufacturing facility for this new motorcycle, assembling the baby Triumph for the Indian market as well as for exports.
Triumph has already witnessed 350 bookings in a short span of 20 weeks, and with six operational dealerships and three upcoming ones in the near future (by June), the company aims to sell 2,500 motorcycles in the next three years.