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Offline Rtwo

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Re: Was my XCx made in Thailand?
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2019, 03:55:57 PM »
F1 & F2 are Hinkley
F5 is Thailand
F3 & F4 is used if it's part built in either country (can't remember which is which)

They usually build new models at Hinkley for a couple of years and then start moving the production overseas
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Re: Was my XCx made in Thailand?
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2019, 05:50:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
F1 & F2 are Hinkley
F5 is Thailand
F3 & F4 is used if it's part built in either country (can't remember which is which)

They usually build new models at Hinkley for a couple of years and then start moving the production overseas

Tell that to the tour guide, I tried, he smiled. What he told us tallied with what was on the production lines.

Factories 3 & 4 in Thailand are castings & panels. according to the tour guide, that is. I was there a few weeks ago, same story last August when we went. I may see tutha guide in a couple of weeks, see if he agrees with his oppo or with boys on forum eh.
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Re: Was my XCx made in Thailand?
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2019, 08:41:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
My Tiger Sport has F5 on the label but the tour guide said Tiger Sport, Tiger 1200, Speed 3 & Rocket eg all low volume are built at Hinckley. All high volume eg Bonnie, Tiger 800 & Street3 are built in Thailand. Triumph have factories in Brazil & India also.

It may well have changed since I 'did' a factory tour in 2012 or 13.
Brazil reassembles bikes that have been built in either Thailand or the UK. They were sent as knockdown kits to circumvent import duties and act as a supply base for South America

I (also) was told that the first  launch of a new bike were made assembled in the UK. Assumign production volumes were large enough then they moved to Thailand

A great deal of the parts of UK assembled bikes are made from Thai produced parts / assemblies.

No too certain bu I seem to remember that the cranks were forged in Italy but finished in the UK for all engines.

But as I say its a while back, things change.


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Re: Was my XCx made in Thailand?
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2019, 05:24:41 AM »
If I remember it correctly chap at Hinckley told me last year that the engines are all made in Hinckley (apart from third party parts) and all the frames are made in Thailand and what Healdem said about final assembly is still true...
I'll be doing a factory tour in about 2 1/2 weeks I'll check again
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Re: Was my XCx made in Thailand?
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2019, 07:26:26 AM »
The factory in India is for KD's to get around the import tax on new machines.

Have a read on the Thailand plants.
https://riders.drivemag.com/features/triumph-motorcycles-thailand-factory-visit
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Re: Was my XCx made in Thailand?
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2019, 10:21:19 AM »
Mine is a 2013 and was gutted when I found out it was made in Thailand. My mates is a 2013 and was made in the UK.
I try to support our country which is why I bought the new Avon tyres  :123:

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Re: Was my XCx made in Thailand?
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2019, 10:38:14 AM »
So what bikes are assembled here in the UK?
The Speed Triples, Tiger Sports, Explorers, Rocket IIIs and Daytonas".

https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/features/bikes/where-was-your-triumph-motorcycle-made
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Re: Was my XCx made in Thailand?
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2019, 12:14:04 PM »
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*Originally Posted by grizzlybear [+]
Mine is a 2013 and was gutted when I found out it was made in Thailand. My mates is a 2013 and was made in the UK.
I try to support our country which is why I bought the new Avon tyres  :123:

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Looks like Avon (Cooper tyres - USA) are closing uk production

https://news.sky.com/story/historic-tyre-maker-to-axe-300-jobs-as-production-moves-overseas-11522931
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Re: Was my XCx made in Thailand?
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2019, 01:34:22 PM »
Still be making motorcycle tyres though :028:
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Re: Was my XCx made in Thailand?
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2019, 02:50:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by grizzlybear [+]
Still be making motorcycle tyres though :028:

Just not in the UK though.   :003:
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