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Triumph is back in SA
« on: March 01, 2018, 05:21:48 pm »
Yup, as the rumours suggested, the Fury Group, in partnership with Triumph SA's new CEO, Bruce Allen, are the new Triumph importers.

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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 06:42:57 pm »
Good news indeed. Hope it all works out. The brand deserves some strong representation.
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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 06:50:54 pm »
Good news indeed - there is a bit of reputational damage to address though  :(
 

Offline LionBuell

Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 07:11:01 pm »
One dealer in Jhb by yer end and another in Pretoria in 2020. Yoh that is a long gap.

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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 07:48:50 pm »
That is good news for owners and will not stop Triumph fans from buying them. We should see new models again around next year I hope.
It is a shame that the KMSA and Triumph relations did come to an end though, there was at least a fair dealership support.
I got the impression that Triumph was doing rather well at some stage. Hope it works out. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 08:34:41 pm »
It better work out. I just took delivery of my XC 800 yesterday
 

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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 08:41:26 pm »
Vaguely the same thing happened to Hyundai cars when they first entered SA, it set them back a bit, but they came back very strong.

I hope the same for Triumph.
 

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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 08:59:25 pm »
One dealer in Jhb by yer end and another in Pretoria in 2020. Yoh that is a long gap.

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There are a few independent Triumph outlets in the JHB - PTA area which are well stocked with parts & accessories, as well as good workshops.
 

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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 09:02:09 pm »
 Now I'm the moer in with myself for not buying a Thruxton, when they were just about being given away >:(
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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 09:09:26 pm »
Personally.......coming back with a marginal brand , I cant see them doing any better than Kawa SA. Not in the SA economy. SA has changed people. We are not a huge country of biking anymore. The new young South Africans aren't interested in biking as such. Only being able to buy a flash cage. Those people who can afford bikes are buying BMW's , Harleys etc. and those others are getting 125's for transport to school are varsity. Tell me I'm wrong.
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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2018, 09:18:16 pm »
Personally.......coming back with a marginal brand , I cant see them doing any better than Kawa SA. Not in the SA economy. SA has changed people. We are not a huge country of biking anymore. The new young South Africans aren't interested in biking as such. Only being able to buy a flash cage. Those people who can afford bikes are buying BMW's , Harleys etc. and those others are getting 125's for transport to school are varsity. Tell me I'm wrong.

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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2018, 09:19:12 pm »
Now I'm the moer in with myself for not buying a Thruxton, when they were just about being given away >:(

You should have bought one , it is one of the most fun bikes I have ridden  :thumleft:
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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2018, 09:50:41 pm »
Personally.......coming back with a marginal brand , I cant see them doing any better than Kawa SA. Not in the SA economy. SA has changed people. We are not a huge country of biking anymore. The new young South Africans aren't interested in biking as such. Only being able to buy a flash cage. Those people who can afford bikes are buying BMW's , Harleys etc. and those others are getting 125's for transport to school are varsity. Tell me I'm wrong.

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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2018, 10:09:58 pm »
Personally.......coming back with a marginal brand , I cant see them doing any better than Kawa SA. Not in the SA economy. SA has changed people. We are not a huge country of biking anymore. The new young South Africans aren't interested in biking as such. Only being able to buy a flash cage. Those people who can afford bikes are buying BMW's , Harleys etc. and those others are getting 125's for transport to school are varsity. Tell me I'm wrong.

Nope your are fortunately wrong mate. My son is 21, and he and his mates are all into biking. From plastic bikes all the way through to super bikes, nakeds which most of them ride and to a less extend dual purpose bikes. One of his buddies (same age) recently bought a KTM1090 and I am not only talking about their group of friends. When he went to collage I was there the first day with him and there were a number of nice bikes (not even one 125) in the parking area. When he worked in Randburg a number of the apprentices had bikes, and all of them think it is 'cool' and talk bike. So on the contrary, I think it is actually growing  :)
 

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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2018, 07:40:02 am »
That is good news for owners and will not stop Triumph fans from buying them. We should see new models again around next year I hope.
It is a shame that the KMSA and Triumph relations did come to an end though, there was at least a fair dealership support.
I got the impression that Triumph was doing rather well at some stage. Hope it works out. :thumleft:

I suspect you will not need to wait until next year to see the new Triumphs. The Bike Festival is near the end of May and I think they will have the new Tigers on display . They cannot wait a year to start selling again so they will be working full steam ahead .
 

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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2018, 07:53:14 am »
I am happy to read that Triumph is back in SA. The issue for me is that there wont be dealerships in Mpumalanga, who is going to service my bike in Nelspruit..??

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The downside is that customers will need to drive further to get to the dealership, possibly even having to catch an aeroplane. For 2018, Triumph South Africa will be running from their Johannesburg store, but there are plans to open a Cape Town dealership in 2019 and a Pretoria dealership in 2020. Triumph say that they will assist in arranging transport for customers not living near dealerships, plus the previous Triumph dealerships in Edenvale, Centurion, Boksburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth will continue operating as service centres. Also, they will honour any previous Triumph warranties.

Transporting ones bike to JHB is a maybe solution from a dealership point of view, but with the client questions will remain like:

- Who will transport the bike
- What about insurance
- How long will you be without a bike
- What about if the customer is not happy with the service and needs to discuss or have the bike re-looked over

All good and well, but that personal interaction with clients not in JHB will not happen. I am not convinced..
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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2018, 07:56:50 am »
One dealer in Jhb by yer end and another in Pretoria in 2020. Yoh that is a long gap.

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Quote from the article:

"plus the previous Triumph dealerships in Edenvale, Centurion, Boksburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth will continue operating as service centres."

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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2018, 08:19:58 am »
 :ricky: the more the merrier.
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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2018, 08:48:44 am »
 Oh my! I'm not going to shut Bob up while he starts gunning the Red Rooster with pommie chirps again  :biggrin: He was quiet for a while, but now he'll be on top form.  :thumleft:
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Re: Triumph is back in SA
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2018, 08:58:28 am »
One dealer in Jhb by yer end and another in Pretoria in 2020. Yoh that is a long gap.

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Bit shiddy for the independents that they are only able to operate as service centers. Okes like Traditional Triumph are pretty much what has kept the brand going

Quote from the article:

"plus the previous Triumph dealerships in Edenvale, Centurion, Boksburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth will continue operating as service centres."


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