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Triumph Motorcycles planning to launch Bonneville Bobber in India

Britain based premium motorcycle manufacturer to launch Bonneville Bobber by March 2017 in India

India: The biggest British premium motorcycle manufacturer, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. is planning to launch Bonneville Bobber by the end of FY2017 in India. Bonneville Bobber is an addition to Triumph’s Bonneville T100 and T120 motorcycle range. As per the company, the looks of the bike would be based on Bonneville T120 and traditional bobber bike design.

The classic bobber motorcycle styling includes stripping down bodywork by removing the front fender and rear fender, which helps in reducing the overall weight of the motorcycle. The design of the bike includes low-stance with single seat, clean lines and wide flat bars. The headlight of bike will have the old classic look to improve the overall appeal.

According to Triumph, the bike will have 1200cc engine, similar to Bonneville T120 but with comparatively more torque. The bike would be launched with 76 bhp & amp, 6-speed gearbox, 106 Nm of torque and mileage of 23.80 kmpl. To enhance the performance, the motorcycle will be installed with twin airbox, twin-filter setup, 2 riding modes & liquid cooling sensitivity for better fuel efficiency. The company is also offering 150 additional accessories with the motorcycle. The price of the motorcycle is expected to be around USD16,175 in India.

As per the TechSci Research, the launch of new motorcycle in India will take Triumph a step forward towards expanding its premium motorcycle portfolio in the country, which is further expected to enhance the market of premium motorcycles by infusing the sale of such motorcycles in the country. 

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, “India Premium Motorcycles Market By Segment, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2011-2021”, premium motorcycle market in India is projected to exhibit a CAGR of ~30% during 2016-2021, on account of growing trend of CKD and SKD assembly, launch of new model, coupled with declining average selling price and rising number of high net worth individual. India premium motorcycle market was dominated by southern and northern regions in 2015, and they are further expected to continue to dominate the market during forecast period as well, owing to growing demand for premium motorcycles, coupled with increasing number of motorcycle clubs and groups in cities like Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chandigarh, etc.

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