Triumph Motorcycles is an iconic British motorcycle manufacturer that started production in 1902. Triumph made its mark and gained recognition by winning races. In 2012 the manufacturer is set to enter the Indian market
According to Autocar, Triumph Motorcycles will officially enter on the Indian market on November 28th. Triumph plans for quite a while to hit the Indian market but only now we have the official confirmation of this big event.
The company’s plans to enter on this emerging market were betrayed back in 2012 when Triumph presented its motorcycles at the Auto Expo in New Delhi. Luckily Triumph’s models were received with enthusiasm by the Indian riders, therefore the British manufacturer decided that it could be a good idea to try its luck on this continuously growing market. Rumors say that Triumph’s lineup for the Indian market will include six models namely the Bonneville, Street Triple and Speed Triple, Daytona 675, Tiger 800 XC and the Rocket III.
For the moment, we don’t know what strategy will be used by Triumph but it is highly probable that the long term plan is to bring the motorcycles completely knocked down (CKD) and assemble them at a new plant located in Naraspura. From what we know, the Naraspura plant isn’t currently ready for production, but there is a small workshop in Manesar which will receive the task to assemble the first models.
When it comes to speed, Triumph has a pretty glorious past as it used to hold the title of “World’s Fastest Motorcycle” from 1955 to 1970.
The company is now determined to reclaim this title. Therefore they’ve developed a totally fresh concept that promises to break the actual 376.156 mph land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The team behind this project is made of three men namely Matt Markstaller, Bob Carpenter, and Jason DiSalvo with the latter being the Rocket’s pilot.
The new Castrol Rocket looks more like a fighter jet than a motorcycle and is propelled by two 2,300cc Rocket III engines which deliver a combined output of 1000 hp at 9000 rpm and 500 ft. lbs of torque. The 2013 edition Castrol Rocket features Carbon Kevlar monocoque construction and it is 25.5’ long, 2’ wide and 3’ tall. This rocket on two wheels is powered by methanol fuel and it engines use Castrol 4T 10W40 full synthetic oil.
Talking about the Castrol Rocket, Triumps declared: “The Castrol Rocket is unique in that it’s a 1,000-horsepower motorcycle built like a fighter jet. The project is undergoing testing this week at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah. The goal is an eventual 400-mph-plus record-breaking run. The current American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) motorcycle land speed record is 376.156 mph, set in 2010, by Rocky Robinson with the Ack Attack streamliner.”
The Rocket’s pilot Jason DiSalvo said: “Land speed racing is the purest form of motorsport. It’s about bringing all of your ingenuity, resources and determination together for a constant battle against the elements. The salt surface has little traction. The wind pushes against you from every side. But what’s really special about Bonneville Land Speed Racing is the people. The conditions are so challenging that for the past 100 years, racers with little else in common, have banded together to support and encourage each other to become the world’s fastest.”
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After it was surprised in numerous spy shots during various testings, the new 2013 Triumph Daytona 675 R was finally revealed to the public at the EICMA Motor Show together with the base 675 model. The bike features a new look and fresh color schemes, a tasty red subframe and many carbon fiber (for the hugger, silencer heat shield and front mudguard).
The model comes with a standard-fit quick shifter and a strong engine that delivers a maximum output of 125 hp at 12,600 rpm and 72 Nm of torque. Other distinctive features are the dynamic arrow slip found on the silencer, the single seat cowl and the sporty CNC machine levers.
Another addition for 2013 is represented by the fresh instrument panel which now comes with a lap timer, programmable gear change indicator and a gear indicator.
We also need to send a shout at the sporty exhaust and the factory race kit. Not to mention, the front 308mm brake discs and the brembo four-piston radial monoblock calipers which are always ready to stop the bike in no time.
As far as pricing goes, the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675R starts at $13,999, while the base model costs $11,599.
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