Motorbike Reviews

Triumph Motorcycles India- Part II

If you have missed the part I ( check it out HERE ) & Here’s Part II of the available models of Triumph models in India:

Triumph Daytona 675 ABS

The Daytona 675 ABS from Triumph is the only sports bike in the Triumph range. That said, this lethal machine has replaced the original 650 in 2008. The new model carries more thrust and more power. The quirky looking Daytona is well constructed. It carries a split headlamp and sculpted body.


A three-cylinder engine and no awards for guessing that it displaces 675cc also power the Dayton 675. The in-line triple is good for 126bhp @12,500rpm and 74Nm @11,900rpm making it one of the quickest bikes in its segment. The motorcycle rides on 120/70 R17 front and 180/55 R 17 rear tires, with twin 310mm floating discs for front and 220mm Brembo single piston caliper disc for rear. With the change in regulations, the 2013 Dayton 675 comes with switchable ABS as standard.

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This bike carries a basic price tag ranging from an upwards of Rs. 11.5 lakhs.


 Triumph Thunderbird Storm:

The Triumph Thunderbird is nothing like the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 😛


This bike is based on the original Thunderbird and is a downsized version. The bike is swathed in minimal chrome than the usual Thunderbird.  This bike carries a couple in interesting features. To start with, it has ABS, tank mounted speedometer, which includes an on-board computer, compact rev counter and electronic self-cancelling indicators. The bike can be availed in jet black, matte black and matte graphite colours.

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Based on the original Thunderbird, the Storm keeps the pure Triumph twin headlights but adds a low, blacked out look that guarantees lots of street presence. At the heart of this machine lies a 1,700cc parallel-twin engine, which puts out 97bhp of power at 5,200rpm and 156Nm of torque at 2,950rpm.
The Triumph Thunderbird storm would cost you an upwards of Rs. 14,62,000/-

Triumph Thunderbird LT:

If the Thunderbird doesn’t catch your eye, you might be interested in the LT model. The Thunderbird LT is a much a premium version of the Thunderbird Storm and comes loaded with a long list of creature comforts for a better touring experience. It is the third cruiser in Triumph’s Indian line-up and slots in between the Thunderbird Storm and the massive Rocket III. The bike has plenty of chrome and has a blacked out look. Additional aesthetics include leather saddle bags, white walled radial tires, a three-piece headlamp, a chromed two into one into two exhaust system, wire-spoke wheels and a tall windshield, all of which give it massive street presence. It also gets a massive 21.9-litre fuel tank, to ensure a longer range. The bike includes an ABS system, electronic self-cancelling indicators and a tank mounted instrument cluster, which integrates a speedometer, an on-board computer and a rev counter. The Thunderbird LT is available in two paint schemes- caspian blue/crystal white and lava red/phantom black.

"Triumph Thunderbird"


The Thunderbird LT is built around a tubular steel, twin spine frame. It powered by the world’s largest production parallel twin engine, which is shared with its sibling, the Thunderbird Storm. The fuel-injected 1699cc engine churns out 94bhpbhp and 151Nm of torque and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. It is pretty powerful and howls out real loud on the streets.

This howler carries a premium price that starts off at Rs. 17,00,000/-


Triumph Rocket III Roadster

Rocket III from Triumph is the largest production motorcycle from the iconic British bike maker. Launched for the global markets in late 2004, it was brought to the Indian market in its latest avatar late last year as a part of Triumph’s presence in India. The Rocket III is named after the BSA Rocket 3, which in turn was also called the Triumph Trident. First off, this is not a joke, it is a massive bike built for serious bikers. The rider of this bike sits behind most of the engine into the seat that sinks low into the bike’s well thought design. Chrome addition has not been a priority on this bike but the 3X1 dual exhaust pipes are definitely note worthy.

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This massive power abundant beast has a 2.3-litre three-cylinder engine that produces 146bhp and 221Nm of torque. It has been mated to a five-speed sequential gearbox, which sends power to the rear wheel via shaft drive. The bike has a tubulat steel chassis that is underpinned USD forks in front and five-way adjustable twin spring shocks for the rear. Stopping power for such massive machine comes courtesy 320mm dual floating discs in front and a single piece unit 316mm unit in the rear.

This is one of the premium bike that carries quite a hefty price tag. The bike is priced at Rs. 22.50 lakhs.


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