Looks like Yamaha is not the only company to launch the 250cc offering by 2014, Triumph will also launch its 250cc twin-cylinder motorcycle in the second largest two wheeler market in the world, India. The UK based Triumph has confirmed that the 250cc will be produced at Triumph’s new factory at Nasrapur, a 50 kilometer drive away from Bangalore and would commence operations in 2014. The Indian operations would focus on making small engines and plans to expand the sales to Indonesia.
Apart from India and Indonesia, the motorcycle is also expected to be sold in many other South East Asian countries, where the demand for high performance-small capacity motorcycles is quite high.
The motorcycle will sport a liquid cooled twin-cyclinder. It will consist of a single headlight, unlike the twin lights like the triple range. It is expected to take on naked sportsbikes like the KTM Duke 200 and the Suzuki GW250. Considering localization and subtracting the logistics and tax levies, the pricing of Triumph will be priced at around Rs. 2 lakh. This is comparatively low compared to the prices in Indonesia where it will be sold at Rs. 3.5 to 4 lakhs, as India is a price sensitive market.
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