Triumph to roar in next month

Triumph Daytona 675 2013 webEver since it first raised its head at the Delhi Auto expo in 2012, the excitement of the imminent arrival of Triumph to Indian shows has slowly been drummed up among the Indian bike loving masses. After this latest news has emerged, expect the excitement to swell to a crescendo , as finally the wait is almost over.

On the 28th of November 2013, scarcely over a month from now, Triumph’s line of exalted thoroughbreds will be made available for purchase within India. The stable includes the indomitable Boneville, Road and track siblings the Street Triple and Speed Triple, the legendary Daytona 675, the famed Tiger 800 XC, the cruise king the Thunderbird Storm and the massive Rocket III Roadster.

Triumph hope to establish at least 3 dealerships within India in the 2013 alone, in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, and plan to expand their range to 8 other major cities following this.

Story: Harket Suchde

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TVS Racing Team rider wins at Raid de Himalaya

R Nataraj, a member of the TVS racing team came out trumps in the Xtreme MotoQuads open class Category ‘C’ for two-wheelers below 250cc at the Raid De Himalaya. Astride his TVS Apache RTR 180, Nataraj battled through the extreme conditions brought about by this high altitude race, this included facing temperatures below the -15°C mark. Much credit for his performance can also be attributed to his hard working service team, who made sure his bike was in peak form throughout the race. His efforts landed him a third placed finish in the overall standings for two wheelers below the 450cc mark as well.

The Raid De Himalaya entered its 15th successive year in existence this year. The competition was stiffer than ever before as the rally saw an unprecedented 153 vehicles participating, including both cars and bikes. The rally covered a mind blowing distance of 1800 kilometres in 6 days, in some of the most arduous terrains, and the highest accessible roads in the country.

Story: Harket Suchde

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50th Anniversary Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R released

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Suzuki bikes have been sold in the US for the last 50 years now, and to mark the occasion, the company have launched a special edition of the Hayabusa there. The venue for the launch was the 2013 American International Motorcycle Expo, and this is their second special edition release in the recent past, joining in with the rest of their 2014 line up.

The Hayabusa’s looks have always been one of its biggest draws, and the 50th anniversary edition has highlighted them further with this gorgeous red and black two-tone paint job, and red accents for the wheels too. A few licks of contrasting paint around the curves of the bike round up the makeover, and ensure that this bike stands out from the others of its brethren at the very first glance.

The special edition ‘Haya’ is powered by the same 1340cc, inline 4-cylinder engine that is found in the production version, and produces an output of 199PS and 154 Nm of torque. The top speed has been electronically capped at 299 km/h for safety, and the bike will also boast powerful Brembo brakes with ABS technology included. The price of the bike however is yet to be announced.

Story: Harket Suchde

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Smaller Triumph spotted

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Triumph’s testing grounds in Spain have unearthed a new, single-cylinder bike being given a thorough examination. As we look through the images of the bike being given a proper run out, what can be picked up at once, apart from the relatively sparse engine size is that the single cylinder plant appears to be oil cooled, and judging by its relatively compact dimensions, we’d say it’ll most likely fall within the 250cc bracket.

It’s twin headlight arrangement gives the bike a combative, almost nasty appearance, and the sharply tapering indicator lights and naked style construction only further contributes to this assertion. It does draw a lot of inspiration form some of its burlier siblings, particularly the Street Triple. It has been suggested that this particular specimen has been designed with the subcontinent and the south east Asian markets in mind, so despite not being as yet confirmed, it is highly probable that it will makes it way to Indian shores in due time.

Images courtesy: Visor Down

Story: Harket Suchde

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