New Triumph SA announces model line-up and prices
It was announced a few weeks ago that Triumph has a new South African importer as entrepreneur and motoring veteran Bruce Allen takes up the challenge in partnership with the Fury Group.
Obviously, this announcement invoked many questions and as they build their operation, so the gaps get filled. We already knew that their ultimate plan is to open a new sole mega-dealership – to be dubbed Triumph World Black – in December with premises already secured in Woodmead. We also know that they are planning on opening a second dealership in Cape Town in 2019, and a third in Pretoria in 2020. They will then look at other major centres.
While this is a huge blow for the previous dealers all around the country, they will continue as official Triumph service centres and all previous warranties will be upheld.
Today another gap was filled – the model line-up that will go on sale and their pricing:
|Tiger 800 XCx||R181,000.00|
|Tiger 800 XCA||R199,000.00|
|Tiger 1200 XCx||R211,000.00|
|Tiger 1200 XCA||R248,000.00|
|Bonneville T100 Black||R141,000.00|
|Bonneville T120 Black||R157,000.00|
|Bonneville Bobber Black||R175,500.00|
|Thruxton 1200 R||R183,000.00|
|Street Triple RS||R152,000.00|
|Speed Triple RS||R210,000.00|
Compared to the prices of their fellow European brands, Triumph come out looking pretty good, mostly dipping slightly below the average. The line-up looks somewhat thorough at the same time, with the only absentees being the Rocket 3, on account of the factory not making them any more, and the standard models of the Street and Speed Triple with them bringing in only the RS versions, which is really the one you want anyway.
The South African homologation procedures are still underway, but Triumph SA is hoping to start trading from their temporary premises in South Road, Sandton, from the beginning of May.