Triumph Launches Rocket 3 GT In India
Most motorbike producers need to discover a method to entry India’s small-displacement market. Whether or not it’s Triumph’s deal with Bajaj, KTM’s partnership with Bajaj, or Harley’s potential alliance with an Indian OEM, information stories sometimes revolve across the bikes below 500cc. Nonetheless, manufacturers similar to Ducati and BMW have introduced liter bikes and massive cruisers to India’s shores as of late. Now, Triumph is importing a fair greater mannequin by launching the Rocket 3 GT within the nation at the moment.
Again in December 2019, Triumph launched the bottom mannequin Rocket 3 R to the Indian market with a price ticket of ₹1,800,000 ($24,510 USD). To finish the Rocket vary, Triumph is including the Grand Tour model to the lineup alongside the Roadster variant.
“The Rocket 3 GT is an fanatic’s machine, being an excellent amalgamation of sophistication defining know-how, dominating street presence, astounding efficiency and ergonomics,” mentioned Triumph India’s Common Supervisor Shoeb Farooq. “It’s a legend in itself. The Rocket 3 GT completes the Rocket vary which has the roadster and touring variants.”
As a result of its touring-focused elements like a taller windscreen, heated grips, and pillion lodging, the Rocket 3 GT will command the next MSRP at ₹1,840,000 ($25,053 USD). Evaluate to its opponents, the Rocket 3 GT isn’t solely the costliest Triumph in India, however the highest-priced mannequin within the performance cruiser phase.
Harley-Davidson’s Fat Bob retails for ₹1,825,000 ($24,848 USD) and the class-leading Ducati Diavel 1260 solely is available in at ₹1,770,000 ($24,101 USD). Whereas the Triumph’s opponents outprice the Rocket 3 GT, none of them can muster the 167 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque that the Rocket 3’s 2458cc longitudinal inline-three generates.
Although Triumph India definitely expressed enthusiasm across the launch, gross sales figures will inform whether or not the large, heavy cruiser is viable within the land of small motorbikes. If Indian riders do take to the bigger fashions, motorbike producers will achieve a brand new entry level to the second-most populous nation on this planet.