Triumph detunes its best-selling motorcycles in India

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It has been reported that Triumph Motorcycles may have detuned some of their best-selling models in India. The British manufacturer’s India website presently quotes power and torque figures that are significantly lower than what it did earlier. The new output figures are as follows, with the original figures in brackets for reference:

 

Bike

Power

Torque

Bonneville / Bonneville T100

2015 Triumph Bonneville

60 bhp @ 7500 rpm

(68 bhp @ 7500 rpm)

61 Nm @ 5550 rpm

(68 Nm @ 5800 rpm)

Street Triple 675

2015 Triumph Street Triple 675

78 bhp @ 11,050 rpm

(104.5 bhp @ 11,850 rpm)

57 Nm @ 8375 rpm

(68 Nm @ 9750 rpm)

Speed Triple 1050

2015 Triumph Speed Triple 1050

125 bhp @ 9300 rpm

(132.6 bhp @ 9400 rpm)

105 Nm @ 7800 rpm

(111 Nm @ 7750 rpm)

Daytona 675

2015 Triumph Daytona 675

116 bhp @ 12,300 rpm

(126 bhp @ 12,500 rpm)

70 Nm @ 9900 rpm

(74 Nm @ 11,900 rpm)

Daytona 675R

116 bhp @ 12,300 rpm

(128 bhp @ 12,500 rpm)

70 Nm @ 9900 rpm

(74 Nm @ 11,900 rpm)

 

One thing we are sceptical about is the published power figures for the Street Triple 675, which has seen the biggest reduction. Although Triumph’s official website displays 79 PS (78 bhp), we think that this could very well be a simple typing mistake. It could possibly be 97 PS, which would make it a 9 PS drop, fitting in with all the other models which have seen a power drop ranging between 8 PS – 12 PS. If that’s not the case, we feel that curtailing the power of the Street Triple to such an extent would heavily detract from the experience it was designed to offer, as that’s where a good part of the bike’s appeal lies

 

While the forums are rife with speculations as to what might have caused this move, there hasn’t been an official statement from Triumph India acknowledging this major development. We can expect an explanation soon, as this is an action that could negatively impact the impressive sales figures the company currently enjoys in India.

 

Source - Team-BHP.com

 

Jaichandran Jayapalan
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