Britain's largest motorcycle manufacturer Triumph, which is in its expansion mode in the country, has opened its eighth dealership in India.
The new facility called the Harbour City Triumph is located at 30, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore in Chennai. The company currently has dealerships in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and New Delhi. Like other Triumph's dealerships in the country, the one in Chennai also has a consultation lounge, sales and after sales desks close to the display area. To provide the world's best class sales, service, spare parts and business systems and customer service, the employees have received intense training.
"The ride quality and experience offered by a Triumph Motorcycle suits the individual needs of every biking enthusiast. We want to offer Triumph lovers not just a product but an overall experience that they deserve from a globally renowned brand like ours. The opening of this dealership strengthens our commitment to better establish the brand in the local market. Chennai is an important city both commercially and as a hub for biking enthusiasts in India and we are expecting great response from the enthusiasts based here," OverDrive quoted Vimal Sumbly, managing director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd.
The showroom will also have Triumph merchandise which includes riding gear, accessories and memorabilia. Triumph which has kick started its journey in India back in November 2013 with the introduction of 10 models has also received 450 bookings so far in the country. Priced between ₹5.7 lakh and ₹20 lakh (ex-showroom), Triumph Motorcycle's model range for India includes Bonneville and Bonneville T100, Speed Triple and Street Triple, Daytona 675R supersports bike, Thruxton café racer, Tiger 800XC and Tiger Explorer adventure bikes, Thunderbird Storm and the 2,300cc Rocket III Roadster.
The 11th model Daytona 675 was launhed in the country at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014. Daytona 675 has been priced at ₹10.15 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and comes with a 3-cylinder liquid-cooled, 12-valve, DOHC, in-line 675cc engine, which is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The engine pumps a power of 128 PS at 12,500 rpm and a peak torque of 74 Nm at 9,750 rpm.
The company also aims to open nine dealerships across the country by the end of this year and hopes to sell over 1,500 bikes by the end of 2015.