Triumph has officially updated the detuned power and torque figures on the Indian-spec models on its website. All this time, the company was listing higher power and torque figures on the website which were of the UK-spec motorcycles. And this has not been done voluntarily, but only after customers found out and the media carried out reports of the company keeping its customers in the dark.
While this was a clear case of hiding the real time details of a product being sold, which can be termed as fraudulent, Triumph claims that it was merely a delay in updating the website which was previously taken live with the UK-spec model specifications. Really? However, the company played it safe by placing a disclaimer on the website which stated that the figures mentioned are of the UK-sped models, but little did the Indian buyer know about detuning.
The figures updated now are ARAI certified.
- Bonneville: 61 PS @ 7,500 RPM & 61 Nm @ 5,550 RPM in India while 68 BHP @ 7,500 RPM & 68 Nm @ 5,800 RPM in UK
- Street Triple: 79 PS @ 11,050 RPM & 57 Nm @ 8,375 RPM in India while 105 BHP @ 11,850 RPM & 68 Nm @ 9,750 RPM in UK
- Speed Triple: 127 PS @ 9,300 RPM & 105 Nm @ 7,800 RPM in India while 133 BHP @ 9,400 RPM & 111 Nm @ 7,750 RPM in UK
- Daytona 675: 118 PS @ 12,300 RPM & 70 Nm @ 9,900 RPM in India while 126 BHP @ 12,500 RPM & 74 Nm @ 11,900 RPM in UK
- Daytona 675R: 118 PS @ 12,300 RPM & 70 Nm @ 9,900 RPM in India while 129 BHP @ 12,500 RPM & 74 Nm @ 9,750 RPM in UK
Would you not have termed this as misleading, if you were in the market for a new superbike?