July 18th, 2012
Triumph India is working on bringing back the Tiger Cub. The small single may be on the market within the next three years.
The demand for small motorcycles is very high in India. India is becoming a manufacturing hub for many brands of motorcycles. Harley Davidson, Piaggio and KTM have opened plants in India to assemble “knocked down” versions of their motorcycles. This allows the machines to be sold in India without having to pay high import taxes.
Triumph India, wholly owned by Triumph UK, will produce the Tiger Cub, codenamed “Street”. The Indian plant will manufacture 10 to 14 units a day.
The single-cylinder engine will be liquid-cooled and have a displacement between 267 and 350 cc.
There is speculation that a few different styles will be available based on the same basic platform, as Triumph has done with the rest of it's line. There will possibly be an adventure tourer, a retro classic and a naked roadster.
The motorcycle will certainly be available in India and other countries like Brazil and Thailand. A budget-priced 350 cc model may fill a demand in the USA as well. The popularity of the Ninja 250 and the CBR 250 in the states shows that there is still a market for entry-level motorcycles in the US.
4 comments on "Triumph is resurrecting the Tiger Cub"
Are they pretty good motorcycles or expensive to own??
Triumph makes some outstanding bikes. All have very nice lines to them, and they all seem quite reliable from everything I have heard from those who have them.
That looks like it might be a fun little bike around town. I would take one for a spin.
Originally Posted byGod, I hope so. It'd be nice to not have to go back to forty year old UJMs for my low-displacement fix.
Times have been relatively difficult for companies banking on expensive, large-displacement models, but we could be entering a Renaissance of fun, light, inexpensive one-lung models.
So I guess this is the realization of the Street Single that was being rumored a while ago. If it's sold here and the price is reasonable I'd be interested. I love the feel and style of the Speed/Street Triple, but those are a little much for me to want to use as my everyday bike.
Neat looking bike for sure. Triumph still needs more dealers before they are going to dent the market against the Ninja 250 though.