Jan 22 2010 Harriet Ridley
Triumph bikes fly high
TRIUMPH Motorcycles has announced record sales for 2009, despite of the global recession leading to a 10% drop in the UK motorcycle market.
The British marque increased sales in its home market by 26% last year, selling 7,450 new motorcycles and overtaking Kawasaki to become the fourth largest big bike brand in the UK.
Triumph goes back 50 years, but it was reborn 20 years ago when it displayed the first products from its state of the art factory in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Success has been attributed to its wide range of original motorcycles that come with top-class performance and that appeal to a broad range of motorcyclists.
From high-powered sports bikes, to laid-back cruisers, Triumph has established leading models in every category.
Bikes include its 675 that has often topped the competitive supersport category, the Street Triple and Speed Triple that have nailed the popular naked class, and one of its latest additions, the Thunderbird performance cruiser.
There are more stunning motorcycles from the great British brand slated to arrive in the years to come, with investment continuing to pour into its research and development department.