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Triumph Motorcycles launches its 15th Indian dealership in Gurugram

Triumph Motorcycles India has just extended its dealership count by inaugurating a new showroom in Gurugram city. It is company’s 15th dealership in the country and 2nd in the Delhi NCR region. The showroom is situated close to Galleria market, sector 28, Gurugram, Haryana.

Last month, the company also celebrated its four years of successful operation in India and the launch of the new showroom also comes as a part of the same celebration. The Gurugram dealership is also the biggest Triumph dealership in the country comprising of 5000sq.ft of area and 3 floors that are equipped with a café, service bay, customizing area, and a merchandise zone.

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Mr. Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The opening of the Gurugram dealership will enhance strength of the Triumph marquee in the northern India. The comprehensive suite of after-sales services promises to deliver the best in class amenities for our esteemed customer base here. We are confident that the opening of this ultra-modern dealership coincides with our anniversary celebrations. This only goes to show our commitment and love for the Indian market. We are grateful for the great response we’ve had from the entire Indian riding fraternity and hope to continue delighting them with more fantastic motorcycles.”

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Rain Ride to Jaipur on a Triumph Bonneville T100

It’s cold in the month of January and it gets colder if it rains. Recently, the northern side got drenched because the weather gods seemed happy and hence made the weather chillier than it already was. I had a plan to hit Jaipur, on the last weekend and this time I wanted to do it alone. Jaipur is around 250 kilometers from Delhi city and hence is a perfect get away for the capital people looking to spend some quality time away from the hassle of the big city.

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As usual, if you have a ride planned it’s always recommended to start as early as possible. You have the perfect sunlight for photographs, perfect temperature and of course less traffic to deal with. Starting by 6-7 am is a perfect time, you can start earlier if you have more than 500 km to cover in a single day, never late because riding in the dark is highly risky, so avoid that until you have no other option left.

Riding in a thunderstorm:

I wanted to start by the same time but since I had only 250 odd km to cover I delayed my departure to 9 in the morning. I woke up, went outside the balcony only to see dark clouds hovering above making my plan tougher, making me regret I didn’t start early. Dressed up as fast as I can, and as soon as I pushed the starter ON, the lovely looking Bonneville T100 got pinched by the first rain drop on the meter indicating it will be a mistake if I went on with the plan. But I am as stubborn as the weather, also who would miss riding a Triumph Bonneville T100 in such a demanding (yet beautiful) weather, I reckon only an idiot would.

 

As soon as I started off, the icy breeze started piercing through my jacket and undercovers to hit the chest making the ride difficult. And only after 30 mins of the journey, I was fully drenched in the rain till the last layer of the undercoat. As I moved forward, I somehow tried not to think about the rain and concentrate more on the road and the bike I was riding.

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The Bonneville T100 has a significantly natural riding position, the handle bar doesn’t make you lean forward, the foot pegs doesn’t demand your legs to be stretched forward, the single well-padded seat allows the riders of all dimensions to comfortably sit on the bike without putting any pressure on the back or anywhere else. The bike gets full marks in terms of comfortable riding posture for long journeys. I’ve even ridden a Tiger for example which is considered to be an epitome in terms of long distance comfort riding, but Bonneville surprised with its touring capabilities too. There was no luggage with me, as I planned to return the next day so only a backpack. But in case you need to carry any, there are a lot of places smartly designed on the bike to make you tie all the luggage without any hassle at all.

The only thing I missed on the bike was a windscreen, as the wind blast becomes significant when going past 140km/hr, which just happens to be in Bonnie’s 4th gear out of all of the 5 gears. Since the British marque provides a plethora of aftermarket accessories for the bike, you can easily opt for the windscreen at the time of buying the bike. So the bike gets full marks for making the ride easy even in the hardest of the weather conditions. Its safety features like ABS and switchable traction control are of a great help if you riding in India, and especially if you riding on a highway going under construction till the very end. Talking of which you must take note that because the NH8 is under construction you might have to deviate from the highway a couple of times when rolling on the main stretch.

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I didn’t stop anywhere on the highway, the Bonnie didn’t let me, I didn’t have to. So I can’t post a highway food picture in this story. One more thing you should take care of when riding such a bike is that there will a lot of people intrigued by seeing such a bike on the highway. So they will always push you to crack that throttle open, sometimes even piss you off, just remember that a good rider makes good decisions and is always under control. Riding at 100-120km/hr should be the maximum limit, and in a thunderstorm, it should be not more than 50-60km/hr depending on the traffic behavior. It took me 4 complete hours to hit Jaipur. Since I was fully drenched, shivering in cold, I decided to warm myself up stay in the bed for the day and postponed my plan to explore Jaipur to a day later.

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The morning ride in the Pink city- Jaipur:

Unlike the day before, I knew I had to start as early as possible in order to get the best shots and hit all the major attraction of this Royal city. Starting at 6 A.M, I started my day with riding to Amer Fort located in the suburb of the city in the town called Amer, it is also the place from where the Rajkumari Jodha (the Rajput princess) belonged to. The view in the picture is the view you get from the main road, it also gets light up pretty nicely at the night time but I couldn’t stay there for the night, what a shame!

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After having spent some time at the fort, I headed to Jal Mahal which is hardly 10 km away from the Amer fort. The best part is the road that gets you there. You get to ride through the Ghati-road to get to the Jal Mahal if you are riding from Amer. You can easily see how mesmerizing this road is from the picture below. Yes, it does look like a wallpaper isn’t it? And the Bonnie as always is a born poser.

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The morning view at the Jal Mahal is a kind of experience only seen in movies. It feels so serene, so tranquil that it will surely get a hold on you. The way sunlight makes way through the mountains and glitters on the water gives the Jal Mahal a unique reminiscing view that I used to draw back in my paint book in childhood days.  Also, the place has been so well managed and maintained that you will hardly complain about anything at all. The people too I found to be highly humble and down to earth, perhaps a perfect kind of place for the ones who appreciate calmness in this pacing society.

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When trundling around the city you will go through a bunch of gates like the one in the picture below. As visible, they are as historic as this city and this one is called as Sanganeri gate. These gates denote the end of a specific area, this one sits at the border of the Johri Bazar road where also the Hawa Mahal is situated. “The Hawa mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. It was designed by Lal Chand Ustad in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god.” Says Google.

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If you are in Jaipur and really want to explore the best of the city in a limited time you have, make sure to start early morning and try renting out a bike or a scooter, as the traffic can get pretty intense during the later hours and a two-wheeler will let you zip through easily. I managed to hit some of the major places but missed quite a few such as the Jaigarh Fort which is one place you cannot afford to miss at any cost, I couldn’t make it to Jaigarh as I needed to bounce back to Delhi the same day.

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As recommended by close ones, I found a hushed place perfect for the morning people. ‘Tapri’, a calm rooftop tea house situated at the heart of Jaipur city, made my day even more heavenly with the perfect ‘kadak tea’, this along with the quintessential euphoric view the top offered was spectacular in all sense. In all of past Jaipur trips, this one came out to be the most special of them all. Maybe I was solo this time or I had a pretty good bike that took care of me. Whatever it was, I’m taking back much more than I brought along from the start. I hope I return soon, this time for a longer period and a different ride.

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New generation 2017 Triumph Street Triple to launch on 10th January 2017

Triumph Motorcycles have already launched the all-new Speed Triple earlier this year and now the company has released a teaser video showing a glimpse of the new generation Street Triple which is slated to be launched on the 10th January 2017. As seen in the video, the new generation Street Triple will have similar looks as already seen on the new Speed Triple motorcycle. And that means there will be many visual tweaks and among them all the new comparatively round twin bug-eye headlamps that will be among other most significant upgrades. On the technical and mechanical terms, the bike is expected to receive better electronics and more power to go along with. The video also shows a new fully digital multifunction cockpit that will certainly be seen on the new bike.

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Once launched internationally, same is expected to head to the Indian market very soon if going by the track record of Triumph Motorcycles. Since the company has already launched its entire international line-up in the country. Stay tuned to ACG for more.

Triumph Motorcycles unveils the new Street Scrambler at EICMA

The EICMA show is going on and is the latest talk of the town. The 2016 EICMA has seen some new very interesting unveils and one of them being the new Street Scrambler by Triumph Motorcycles. The name hints that the bike is made taking the Street Twin as a platform. After motorcycles like T100 Bonneville, T100 Black, Street Cup café racer and the standard motorcycle, the Street Scrambler is the 5th motorcycles in the Street Twin motorcycle family.

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Talking about the bike, its gets extended rear shocks for making it a bit off-road friendly bike and that along with wide handlebar and updated set of wheels, the new Street Scrambler looks one good off-road worthy bike. Its wheels come shod with Metzeler Tourance dual-purpose tyres. Apart from these updates, the bike also gets a Street Scrambler stainless steel exhaust that further takes its looks to a whole new level.

Talking about the engine it still utilizes the same water-cooled, 900cc parallel-twin like before that delivers 55bhp of maximum power and 80Nm of peak torque. Stay tuned for more updates from the EICMA show.

2017 Triumph Bobber unveiled in the UK

We still remember what Logan (The Wolverine) used to ride in the iconic cartoon series – The X-Men Evolutions, it was something very close to what the Triumph Motorcycles has just unveiled. It is the 2017 Triumph Bobber, and yes it looks a real badass.

The new 2017 Triumph Bobber was revealed in the UK a few days back and the same came right after the launch of the Bonneville T100 range and also Triumph Street Cup retro-racer range.

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Which engine does the Bobber use?

The 2017 Triumph Bobber is propelled by a 1200cc parallel-twin HT (High Torque) engine, which is also seen on the highly famous Bonneville T120 series. Thanks to the all-new twin-chamber airbox this engine produces higher torque figures and is more powerful than the standard form. Also, the new slash-cut exhaust system makes the bike lighter when compared to the ones on the Bonneville T120. The bike has been bolted around a newly designed frame to give it a conventional bobber look.

Talking about the paint schemes, it is available in colors including modello red, jet black, ironstone and competition green/frozen silver.

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Which electronics does it have?

Like all Triumph models, the Bobber too gets a standard ABS. Apart from that, it has ride-by-wire, switchable traction control, torque assist clutch and different ride modes for different terrain.

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What about the price?

The iconic British brand is still to reveal details on the pricing part. It is only until December will we get an idea on its pricing.

Will we get this in India?

Yes, we will get this in India by early 2017.

Stay tuned as Autocargurus bring you further updates on this.

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Triumph Bonneville T100 launched in India at Rs 7.78 Lakh

The iconic British automaker, Triumph Motorcycles launched the Bonneville T100 motorcycle today at a price tag of Rs 7.78 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The bike is available in three colors Jet Black, Intense Orange with England White and Aegean Blue with Fusion White.

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The new Bonneville T100 comes with a super wide range of over 150 accessories to customize the bike according to one’s own taste. The long list of electronics in the all new Bonneville T120 includes a Ride-by-Wire throttle system, ABS, switchable traction control, torque assist clutch, LED rear light, engine immobilizer, USB charging sockets and digital twin clocks.

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Speaking on the launch, MD Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. commented. “India is a large and growing market for classic motorcycles. With our range of new, exciting and accessible modern classic like the all new Triumph Bonneville T100, we would further strength our market position in the above 500cc, plus segment in India.”

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What about the new engine?

It comes powered with 900cc liquid-cooled, parallel twin, 8 valve engine that delivers higher torque figures from the bottom of the rev range. The engine churns out 80Nm of peak torque from 3200rpm, which is 18% more than the outgoing Bonneville T100.

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Specification –

Engine: 900cc Liquid-cooled, 8 valves, SOHC, 270degrees crank angle parallel-twin engine.

Bore Stroke:  84.6mmx80mm

Compression Ratio: 10.55:1

Maximum Power: 55PS/54HP @ 5900rpm

Maximum Torque: 80NM @3230rpm

Gearbox: 5-speed

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New Triumph Bonneville T100 India launch tomorrow

The iconic British motorcycle maker, Triumph Motorcycles will be launching the all new Bonneville T100 in the Indian market tomorrow. The bike was recently unveiled at the 2016 Intermot show in Germany.

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The brand discontinued this bike some time back when T120 range was launched in India and now the updated version of the same will be launched in the market. T100 was the best seller in India before the most affordable bike in the Bonneville range, the Street Twin was launched in the country. After the launch of T100, the company will have three classic retro bikes in the range including Street Twin, T100, and T120. While there is also Thruxton range but that belongs to Café Racer category from Triumph Motorcycles.

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Specification:

The bike is propelled by the same 900cc parallel-twin liquid cooled engine. This engine is also seen on the Street Twin motorcycle. It churns out 54bhp of maximum power and peak torque of 80Nm

Features:

It comes loaded with electronics like ABS, switchable traction control, ride-by-wire throttle, USB charging, LED tail light and engine immobilizer.

Expected Price:

Since the bike will be assembled here in India at company’s Manesar facility. We expect it to be priced at around Rs 7.8 Lakh.