Triumph Motorcycles India has launched the Triumph Thunderbird LT. The 12th addition to Triumph’s line-up in India will offer hassle free cruising capabilities along with retro design touches.
The cruiser will be imported as a CBU (completely built unit) and has been priced at Rs. 15.17 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The additional features as compared to it’s closely related cousin the Thunderbird Storm, which retails for Rs. 13.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), warrants this increase in price.
The Triumph Thunderbird LT gets a plethora of retro styling touches such as a classic analogue instrument console, twin chrome exhausts, white walled tires and extensive usage of chrome detailing all over the bike. The motorcycle also features detachable leather saddle bags with a capacity of 21 litres, a touring windscreen, a triple headlamp design and pillion backrest which justify the addition of the Light Touring (LT) suffix to the bike’s name. Paint options include a red-and-black option and a white-and-blue option (pictured here).
The engine is 1699-cc liquid cooled, DOHC, parallel twin unit borrowed from the Thunderbird Storm. It is capable of producing 94 BHP @ 5400 RPM and 146 Nm @ 3550 RPM of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed transmission. The Triumph Thunderbird LT also gets a 22-litre fuel tank to aid it’s touring capabilities. The bike features twin disc brakes at the front and a single disc at the rear with ABS as standard.
According to reports triumph has gotten off to a good start in India with around 600 bookings in 8 months and the British company will be hoping to add to that number with the launch of the Triumph Thunderbird LT. Triumph will also be opening at least two new dealerships and service centres in India by the end of this year to extend their reach.
Photo Gallery: Triumph Thunderbird LT