Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. plans to start selling its iconic motorcycles in India by November, the British company said Wednesday, as it prepares to make a delayed entry into one of the world's potential growth markets for premium motorcycles.
The company also announced Vimal Sumbly as its new managing director for India. Mr. Sumbly—former general manager in charge of sales at India's Bajaj Auto 532977.BY -1.09% Ltd.–will "spearhead the sales development and growth of Triumph in India" the company said.
Triumph would assemble some of its motorcycle models from completely-knocked-down imported kits at a plant at Manesar, in the northern state of Haryana, the company said, adding that construction of the plant was near completion. It didn't disclose the models that would be assembled.
The company is also scouting for dealerships, in addition to establishing an after-sales service and spare parts network.