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2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT launched in India at Rs 15.75 lakh

Team OD  /
18 Sep 2014

Triumph which launched 11 motorcycles in India earlier this year, has added one more model to its lineup. The Thunderbird LT is a tourer friendly version of the existing Thunderbird Storm. It is priced at Rs 15.75 lakh, ex-Delhi.

The British company has added lots of chome for the Thunderbird LT (Light Tourer) to appeal to the tourers. There are spoke wheels with white wall radial tyres. Then there is the taller windscreen, smart leather saddlebags and two auxiliary lamps. The pillion gets a backrest as well. Triumph says that the saddlebags can hold up to 26 litres of luggage. The 22-litre fuel tank ensures that riders can go the extra mile before needing a refuel. Triumph has also added an electronic immobiliser to the equation.

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Powering the Triumph Thunderbird LT is a 1699cc parallel twin engine which makes 94PS and 151Nm of torque. This is infact the world's largest parallel twin engine on any production motorcycle. The final drive is via a belt and the LT uses a six-speed gearbox. Similar to the Rocket III roadster, a 150 section tyre is available on the Thunderbird LT while the rear gets a 180 section.

Triumph India claims to have delivered 837 motorcycle so far and the company has about eight functional dealerships. Two new dealerships will be added in Kolkata and Chandigarh respectively by the end of this year.

2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT launch press release


Triumph Motorcycles India Private Limited today unveiled their premium classic cruiser from their global range, the Thunderbird LT, for the Indian market. The demand generated post the introduction of 11 international models earlier this year and the overwhelming customer feedback received has fuelled this exciting new launch. Priced at INR 15.75 lakh (ex-showroom price: Delhi) the Thunderbird LT will further strengthen the cruiser line up from Triumph Motorcycles and join the Thunderbird Storm Rocket III Roadster. The Thunderbird LT will give Triumph Motorcycles a competitive edge within the luxury cruiser segment, which has seen considerable growth within the premium motorcycle market here in India. Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. said "The last 10 months have been extraordinary for Triumph Motorcycles in India. The run has been nothing less than brilliant with 8 functional dealerships successfully selling over 835 motorcycles (Bookings & Retails). The excitement and enthusiasm we have seen for Triumph has been inspiring to say the least! The launch of Thunderbird LT stems from the kind of response we get from our patrons and brand enthusiasts via dealers or social networks. We have realized that there is an inherent need for premium cruisers among the Indian audience, they are looking to travel and explore the lovely country side and that's where Thunderbird LT fits in. It is classic cruiser with great looks, superb performance, handling, and class leading comfort.. With an attractive price it is sure to take the country by 'Storm'! With this addition Triumph Motorcycles will now offer three motorcycles for consumers interested in the cruiser segment. We are confident; the motorcycle will gain a fantastic response." Thunderbird LT: Ø Flexible 1699cc parallel twin delivers a torque rich spread of performance for minimum gear-shifting and optimum highway cruising Ø Ultra-wide wire-spoked wheels with the World's first white walled radial tyres Ø Shrouded forks, quick-detach windshield, detachable leather saddlebags and deep, custom-style mudguards Ø Advanced ergonomic refinement, including dual-layer foam seat with lumbar support Ø Two year unlimited mileage warranty as standard Thunderbird LT (Light Touring) is designed to make each and every journey the trip of a lifetime, transporting you with effortless power and style to new adventures with the easy-going, laid-back vibe of a premium classic touring cruiser. Items that come as standard on the LT include a pair of removable leather saddle bags, auxiliary spot lamps and the World's first real white-walled radial motorcycle tyres riding on wide, wire-spoked rims. The ergonomics feature a completely redesigned, reshaped seat, with deeper foam padding and lumbar support for maximum comfort, while maintaining a low seat height to accommodate all sizes of rider. These features are in addition to the LT's distinctive, charismatic parallel twin engine and class-leading chassis package that serves to underline Triumph's commitment to handling excellence and manageability. Riders of all experience and riding styles will feel instantly at ease with the LT, able to relax and enjoy the ride for many thousands of miles to come. The motive force at the heart of the new LT is the World's largest parallel twin motorcycle engine, as found in the existing Thunderbird Storm and based on the original Thunderbird. At 1699cc, the LT's eight-valve DOHC motor produces 94PS at 5400rpm and a whopping 151Nm of torque at a lowly 3550rpm. The enormous thrust from its pair of saucer-sized forged pistons and uneven, long-stroke 270° firing interval create a classic big-twin feel, perfect for propelling the LT over long distances with a natural, easy-going groove. Whether crossing continents or on a Sunday morning run, the LT's awesome engine potential is harnessed by a progressive throttle, highly accurate fuel mapping, cutting edge sequential fuel injectors, a positive six-speed gearbox and a belt final drive for the convenience of low maintenance and long life. The result, from the top end of first gear to the bottom end of top gear, is unrivalled civility in its class. Built to impress over long distances, special attention has been paid to the LT's riding position and wind management to allow the rider to arrive feeling fresh and relaxed at their destination. Both the rider and pillion seats are made from a dual-layer, dual-density foam which is soft and pliant on first feel but compresses to a firmer, more supportive resistance. The rider's seat is carefully shaped to distribute pressure evenly, with wide, flared sides and a dedicated lumbar support pad at the rear. The pillion seat and back-rest are similarly constructed from the same dual-layer, dual-density foam to ensure the passenger shares the same level of comfort. The seat cover material was chosen for its elasticity, always following the contours of the seat, retaining its shape and reducing uncomfortable high pressure spots. The LT also comes with a look-over windshield which is secured firmly in place by spring-loaded retainers yet, when unlocked, can be detached by hand in a matter of seconds to give a completely different look and feel to the bike. Colour Options: Caspian Blue / Crystal White & Lava Red / Phantom Black With the launch of Thunderbird LT, Triumph Motorcycles now have 12 motorcycles on sale in the Indian market. The much sought after line-up includes the classic Bonneville and Bonneville T100, the legendary Speed Triple, the largest production motorcycle the Rocket III Roadster, the class leading Street Triple, the cool caf racer the Thruxton, the go anywhere Tiger 800 XC and Tiger Explorer, the stripped back and black Storm, the charismatic Storm LT and the king of super sports bikes, the Daytona 675 and the 675R. Triumph Motorcycles currently has 8 functional dealerships across the country: New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Chennai, Bangalore & Hyderabad. Also two more dealership will be coming up in Kolkata followed by Chandigarh very soon.
  

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