In a move that joins other companies already planning to sell there, Triumph Motorcycles announced it will be entering India’s motorcycle market. Royal Enfield’s ex-Europe head, Ashish Joshi, will be the Managing Director for India.
Triumph did not say when it would begin selling in India nor whether the bikes would be imported or assembled in India.
It does strike me that some of the other manufacturers now setting up shop in India, might want to thank Harley Davidson for making the decision because of Harley’s efforts to negotiate lower tariffs on imports on larger displacement motorcycles. Since the Motor Company made the move, there has been a steady stream of announcements from other manufacturers headed that direction. Tariffs certainly still exist, but they’re moving downward. It benefits everyone in India who would like to buy these other motorcycles, but it also benefits those who are now able to sell into that market.
Link: Times of India