With inception of the Street 750, Harley Davidson has tapped an unexplored yet potent segment, not only in India but in other markets too. Considering the same potential in this sub-5 lakh segment, Triumph India also seems to be eyeing to a piece of this pie. In a recent press meet, Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India, said “There is genuinely nothing (in that segment) except for Harley Davidson’s Rs 400,000 product (Street 750). So there is a sweet spot. It exists today and I am sure in the future also it will exist.”
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Presently, the Triumph range in India starts from the Bonneville that comes with a price tag of Rs. 5.7 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). However, as per the abovementioned statement, we can expect the company to introduce its two 250cc motorcycles in the price range of Rs 3 to 5 lakhs in India. These models are meant to compete in developing markets like ours and are currently in the road-testing phase. One of these models is from the Daytona family with similar full fairing styling while the other is a naked version similar to the Speed Triple range.
Being competitive models, both the quarter-litre players are powered by a newly-developed single-cylinder 250cc engine that produces between 25 and 30 BHP. If these models see the light of day in India, Triumph will assemble these new models at its Gurgaon Plant to keep the costs down even further. Although, the company has not given any concrete idea about when to expect these bikes but we reckon they would be on sale mid 2016.