Greater Noida: Iconic British bike maker Triumph has rolled out the Daytona 675 on the second day of the Auto Expo 2014; it is priced at Rs 10.15 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The new launch takes Triumph's portfolio in India to eleven models.
The front fascia of the bike gets the nose-down tail-up design with twin-split headlights. The motorcycle has an aggressive stance and is a pure sport bike that comes with great handling.
The Daytona is powered by a 3-cylinder liquid-cooled, 12-valve, DOHC, in-line 675cc engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine makes 128PS of max power at 12500rpm and a max torque of 74Nm at 9750rpm.
“The demand generated after the introduction of our international models in November and the customer feedback thus received has fuelled this launch,” said Vimal Sumbly, MD, Triumph Motorcycles India.
“Despite the overall slowdown, the premium motorcycle segment in the country is seeing tremendous growth. Since we launched our products in November, over 100 sold orders have been taken by us, and now with the launch of the Daytona 675, this is an opportunity for us to grow further. We are looking at a target of 500 motorcycles in the first six months, 1,000 by year-end and 1,500 by mid-2015,” said Paul Stroud, director, Sales & Marketing (Global), Triumph Motorcycles.
The company also began the bookings of the bike in Delhi and Chennai from February 6. As a part of expansion, the company will open seven stores over the next three months.
“Our exclusive dealerships are currently operational in Bangalore and Hyderabad. Bookings have been announced for Mumbai and Pune dealerships, which will start by March. But bookings for Delhi and Chennai will start from today and the dealerships will be operational very soon. Over the next few months there will be many more dealerships that will open up across the country,” Sumbly said.
The bike comes with fully adjustable front and rear KYB suspension and has low- and high-speed compression damping adjustment, thus making it an easy to ride and comfortable bike. The 675's frame is made from eight castings and the swingarm pivot position can be adjusted as per your riding style and the conditions. Triumph has wrapped the light wheels in Pirelli SuperCorsa tyres, while stopping power comes with Nissin radial callipers in front and Brembo callipers at the rear.
The company, which has received 160 advance bookings in Bangalore and Hyderabad, will start bookings for Delhi and Chennai from Thursday.
Overall, the company aims to sell 500 bikes over the next six months, and take it to 1,000 units by year end and 1,500 units by mid 2015.
In 2013, the company launched 10 brands in the country including Bonneville T100, Daytona 675R, Street Triple, Speed Triple and Thruxton.