It has taken the English Triumph Motorcycles longer than expected to enter the lucrative market of India, one year delay (link ). According to Triumph, they will begin operating in India in November this year.
After a false start, dumping the proposed assembly plant in Bengaluru, they now plan to assemble the British made motorcycles in Haryana. To run the Indian operation, Triumph have hired away the former General Manager Sales of Bajaj and made him Managing Director.
Paul Stroud, the Global Director of Sales & Marketing of Triumph said "2013 is a very crucial year for Triumph Motorcycles in India and as a company, we are confident about the timing of our market entry. In the past few months, we have carefully assessed the market landscape and will be making well-honed efforts to provide our discerning customers with a complete brand experience".
With a local assembly plant, Triumph can now price its motorcycles more competitively since they do not need to pay the very high import duties.
Triumph already have their official Triumph India Facebook going (click here to access it)
Via: Indian Autos Blog