Triumph celebrated their one year of operations in India and the manufacturer organised an exclusive party for Triumph Owners on the eve of IBW at a beautiful beach resort where everyone grooved to the beats of Mekaal Hasan, a popular Indo-Pak band and enjoyed a refreshing evening.
They kick started IBW with a ‘Celebratory Ride In’ from Nazri Grounds to the IBW venue. The enthusiastic customers from around the country were joined by Mark Wilsmore from Ace Café London and Vimal Sumbly MD, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt Ltd.
The 16 km ride was a nice little way of warming up and getting to know fellow bikers before the action packed 2 days at the festival which was held in Goa this year.
Triumph also took this opportunity to showcase their recently unveiled Tiger XRx and XCx for the first time in India. The soon to be launched motorcycles have first in class inclusion of cruise control with rider focused technology including standard fit traction control and switchable ABS on all models promising improved rider safety.
Some other key features of the new Tigers are ride by wire technology for smoother power delivery and lighter throttle response, improved off road capability with standard fitment of WP Suspension on all XC models, new styling, improved ergonomics, and adjustable seat height giving 20mm of adjustability.
A customized Bonneville by Rajputana Custom Motorcycles, made especially for the IBW, was also on display. The subtle classic ride which the Bonneville is, was transformed into an aggressively styled Scrambler. The small stock wheels were changed with off-road wheels and tyres giving the bike an increased ground clearance, and improved off-road capabilities.
The other customisations included a wide motocross styled handlebar, race plate, headlight housing, off-road grips, scrambler levers, & foot pegs. A new exhaust system along with mufflers lifted from a stock 2006 Triumph Scrambler were also fitted on to the Bonneville that gelled well with the custom seat and gave the motorcycle an overall ‘dirt ready’ look.
Triumph India has so far sold over 1,300 motorcycles and has 10 fully operational dealerships in India…