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Offline GEORGIEBOY

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NEWTRIUMPH XRX 2018
« on: December 05, 2018, 06:29:35 PM »
Hi been waiting for my new bike to come, now been told its been stopped by UK customs ,rang Triumph UK and found tiger 800 now built in Thailand !! Thought they came from Hinckley  :003:

 

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Re: NEWTRIUMPH XRX 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 07:38:08 PM »
Hinckley ... you've no chance. Triumph have expanded to 5 factories (possibly 6? India?), only 2 in the UK ... F1 & F2 at Hinckley.
Hence you will own a Thaiumph (like most of us).  :492:

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Re: NEWTRIUMPH XRX 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 08:47:40 AM »
Like most other large manufacturers, they "assemble" them all over the world, where ever is cheapest..

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Re: NEWTRIUMPH XRX 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 02:29:13 PM »
High volume models Thailand. Low volume models uk. That is according to the tour guide.

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Re: NEWTRIUMPH XRX 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 02:58:02 PM »
Isn't there an identification letter affixed somewhere on the machine to denote where built? I seem to remember this question coming up on another forum.

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Re: NEWTRIUMPH XRX 2018
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 08:07:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by mcinlb [+]
Like most other large manufacturers, they "assemble" them all over the world, where ever is cheapest..

True for many brands but doesn't seem to be the case for Triumph though...

Saw a really good article in an Aussie bike mag recently where the journo' travelled to Thailand & visited the 'Thaiumph' factory there.  He was mightily impressed with what he saw. 

Unusually, rather than simply using heap Thai labour to assemble "CKD" (Completely Knocked Down) bikes back together (the parts for which were originally manufactured back in Ol' Blighty), he found the Triumph approach was an entirely different proposition from the norm.

The Thai factory truly is on an equal footing with all other Triumph factories world wide and the journey of parts and creation of complete bikes really is a "two way street" between all Triumph facilities globally. 

Parts may be manufactured in one factory and either used to build bikes there or shipped to another factory (yes, even back to Ol' Blighty) for assembly / use there.  When one is running low on parts or manufacturing capacity, they call on the off shore plants to make up the short fall.

It was refreshing to see it is not just a grab for the cheap labour to maximise the profit for each unit sold, but Triumph are actually transferring valuable skills and technology to their off shore staff.  Seems like everyone benefits, including us, from such an approach?

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Re: NEWTRIUMPH XRX 2018
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 10:52:44 PM »
Also owned my 1979 Bonnie T140E from new!

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Re: NEWTRIUMPH XRX 2018
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2018, 08:24:01 AM »
KD's are re-assembled in India.
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Re: NEWTRIUMPH XRX 2018
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 11:45:21 AM »
Brexit won't do Triumph any favours then, at least initially, as there's a free trade agreement with Thailand which must be between the EU and Thailand, not the UK and Thailand. The UK is going to have to sort out its own free trade deal after Brexit.
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Re: NEWTRIUMPH XRX 2018
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2018, 06:56:16 PM »
Only the 1200 model and other larger engine models are built completely at Hinkley.  All parts and made there but not all are assembled there. Some go to the assembly plants in India and Thailand.  I believe my Street RS came from India and my Tiger 800 came from Thailand.

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