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Norton in India

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by oldbeezer, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. oldbeezer

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  2. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    Presume it’s bout the ones made in India are for the Asian market & not Europe/USA or Oz,interesting the smaller engine capacity though ?? No idea what that maybe
     
  3. Britfan60

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    " Firodia also claimed that the new motor will be built at a much lower cost than what it’d take if it was made in China, while maintaining global quality standards. While the thought does sound interesting, it remains to be seen how the final motorcycle turns out. " I sure hope they can maintain those global quality standards. Interesting indeed.
     
  4. ntst8

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    The cynics might suggest that the bar has not been set overly high to date...
     
  5. swooshdave

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    This is the correct answer. No big deal, many countries have very high tariffs and by manufacturing locally to avoid the tariffs there's an opportunity to tap in a massive market. And although they won't sell a ton they have to assume they will sell a significant amount.

    Harley does the same thing. So does just about every other manufacturer but for some reason the British people get all bent out it. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Fast Eddie

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    As swoosh says. It’s very common in the automotive industry too. The practice is called CKD which stands for ‘complete knock down’. Which basically means that a vehicle is metaphorically built and then ‘knocked down’ again and sent as a ‘kit’ to the required market where it is re assembled, thus avoiding all sorts of duties etc.

    Of course, they’re not actually built and knocked down, SAP systems and such like can easily handle the delivery of parts from multiple locations these days.
     
  7. jimbo

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    are the companies in the UK and India the same?
     
  8. BritTwit

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    This may be the beginning of a new Commando, first with small capacity models for Asia.
    One or two models for the Asian market, and perhaps a new larger capacity one for the West, with similar chassis, and components.
    If Norton can defray a good portion of development costs to the Asian models, it could make the western model less expensive.
    -And provide the factory with a way to continue the Commando product name in the west with a more modern, reliable design.

    We can dream.
     
  9. jimbo

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    Triumph didn't need to go to India :confused:....o_O
     
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  10. Eljahara

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    Just Thailand.....
     
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  11. jimbo

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    copied/pasted from the net.....Once Triumph Motorcycles was owned by John Bloor, he invested a lot of money into expanding the business. This included setting up four subsidiaries that would handle manufacturing and sales of the Triumph brand in different locations. The first two were Triumph Deutschland GmbH and Triumph France SA. He then established Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. in 1994. The next subsidiary was Triumph Motorcycles (Thailand) Ltd., which is still 100% British-owned. The most recent additions to the Triumph subsidiaries are in Brazil and India, which were launched in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

    Triumph has a loyal fan base of motorcycle riders in their home country, the UK. However, they are also massively popular overseas. In fact, an estimated 85% of the motorcycles they manufacture are now sold overseas. They use their subsidiaries in various locations around the world to ensure their products appeal to their different geographical target markets and export to these subsidiaries for distribution. Despite selling the majority of their motorcycles overseas, Triumph still sold a record 9,400 motorcycles in the UK in 2017.
     
  12. oldbeezer

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    Yeah, my Tiger 800 was made in Thailand. Nice bike, seems well put together and no problems........so far
     
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