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A very positive news for Indian automotive and racing arena. Ms. Aishwarya Pissay from Bangalore has been selected to be a part of four-member squad – consisting of Adrien Metge, Michael Metge and Spaniard Lorenzo Santolino – of Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team for upcoming Baja Arajon world rally 2018. The rally starts from 20th July 2018 and ends on 22nd July 2018 in Spain. It should be noted that Ms. Pissay is the first Indian women factory racer to participate and compete in Baja Arajon. Ms. Pissay shared that this will be her first international rally and is grateful to TVS racing for giving this opportunity to her.
Team Manager – TVS Racing, Mr. B. Selvaraj shared that they are fielding a new team which consists of first Indian woman to participate in Baja World Rally and is waiting to see how the dynamics play out. Ms. A Pissay has many feathers under her belt which involve winning:
- Raid De Himalaya 2017
- Dakshin Dare 2017
- Indian National Rally Championship (INRC), 2017
- TVS Apache Ladies One Make Championship 2017
The fact that the team will be using Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team’s Dakar machine – RTR 450, takes the whole experience to another level. We wish and hope that team Sherco TVS Rally does great and MS. Aishwarya Pissay tastes a win and makes India proud.
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#Triumph, the name speaks for itself especially when the owners list includes names like #SteveMcQueen to current Heart throbs like #TomCruise and #DavidBeckham, has brought back the real cruiser culture in India. To strengthen its position in the Indian market where they launched around 5 products in 2017 – Street Triple S & RS, Street Scrambler, Tiger Explorer XCx and Bonneville Bobber – #TriumphIndia has recently launched #Speedmaster with a price tag of Rs.11.11 Lakh, Ex-Showroom. Speedmaster carries the authentic ‘British custom’ attitude with a pure reflection of Bonneville’s timeless DNA and features of Bobber.
The actual Speedmaster is almost similar to what it was designed initially and that is why you straight away fall in love with curves which are given in right amount at right places. The #beautyonwheels has a very responsive high torque 1200cc engine. The 8-valve liquid cool parallel twin engine has 270-degree crank which churns out 76 BHP and 106 Nm torque. This gives a linear trajectory to the engine for a smooth and refined ride along with pulling power which gives confidence to the rider. The torque assists wet multi plate clutch system is synchronised with a 6-speed gear box for taming highways and long rides. The motorcycle boasts of features like full LED headlight with DRL, single button cruise control, ride-by-wire fed by twin throttle bodies, road and rain riding modes, ABS & traction control, immobiliser and high Functionality Single clock.
The best thing about speedmaster is the list of equipment which comes as standard – Full LED headlight with DRL, Single button cruise control, Ride-by-wire fed by, twin throttle bodies, Road and rain riding modes, ABS & traction control, Immobiliser, torque assist clutch, trip computer. Apart from this Triumph is giving 2 years unlimited Kilometres warranty with first major service interval at 16000 Kilometre. Also, the bike has a seat height of 705mm which is good for people with short height.
The Speedmaster has accessories which redefine the ownership experience. Owners can opt for Highway which is meant for touring and Maverick which comes with single seat set up, meant for riders who give preference to its machine.
Riding high on the success of its current product range, Triumph India is expecting great year ahead.
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Triumph Motorcycles India has been quite active in the riding circle by conducting customer centric programmes like road safety workshops with focus on two-wheeler safety, spreading awareness through screening of educational films etc. For the very first time they are conducting ‘Road Safety Ride’ which began – 31.05.2018 – from Jammu of erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir and will end in Kanyakumari.
Mr. Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. says, “As a responsible automobile company, it is imperative that we are active participants in the initiative that educates and encourages people to ride safely. Two-wheeler riders are at a higher risk on the roads. The key to safe riding is a combination of defensive driving, adherence to traffic rules, situational awareness, always wearing riding gear and following common road sense.
Mr. Varad More is taking the journey on behalf of Triumph Motorcycles and each Triumph dealership will become a point for safety demonstrations for motorcyclist.
One can keep an update with regards to this initiative via social media handles of Triumph Motorcycles India.