The two-wheeler manufacturers in India are enjoying the boom in the low-capacity performance motorcycle segment right now, and no manufacturer wants to miss-out on this lucrative market. Triumph motorcycles, which launched a range of motorcycles in India last-month too wants to make an entry into the low capacity performance motorcycling and the company has previously confirmed the 250cc naked roadster and its fully-faired sportbike sibling will be introduced in 2015 and will be manufactured in India.
Now the spy shots of 250cc Triumph motorcycle uncamouflaged have surfaced on the web, and this time around, there are some neat shots of the bike available. The bike carries the Triumph genes, and as the pictures show, the 250cc faired version carries over some of the design traits of the Daytona 675. Both the bikes are expected to be powered by a single-cylinder 250cc, liquid cooled engine, and the power output is expected to be a little more than 30PS. It will be housed inside a tubular steel frame with swing-arm box setup. The features will not be much to write home about because, it’s an entry-level motorcycle for Triumph, but there will be ABS in the offering and of course, the legendary Triumph tag.
The bike was designed especially keeping the Indian market in mind, but given the fact that it has been spotted testing in the UK and Spain, there are chances that Triumph might consider launching it in other developed markets too. The bike will be manufactured at the Triumph’s plant located in the outskirts of Bengaluru which is scheduled to get to full operating condition by 2015.
The launch of Triumph in India last month was not a very well covered event and, it was not exactly a warm reception for Triumph in India. The people were probably turned-off by the pricing of the bikes, we were expecting the bikes to be priced a little lesser, but this bike though, is different. The production will be completely localised and most of the parts too will be sourced locally.
And since the bike will be produced locally, the costs will be very low; one can expect it to be launched with a price in the range of Rs. 2 lakh INR. If Triumph manages to do this, it would be treading on KTM territory. The people of India have already become huge fans of KTM, and Triumph has their work cut out in front of them if they want to compete with KTM.
The Indian-two-wheeler market is expanding fast, and all the manufacturers are making their presence felt in the low capacity performance biking category, Honda, Kawasaki and KTM already have a presence here, Yamaha will get their YZF-R25 to our shores eventually and even Suzuki is coming-up with a 250cc motorcycle, and now we have another manufacturer to choose from. We eagerly await further details about the bike from Triumph.
Check out more spy pictures, after a jump.