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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-16-2002, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-19-2002, 07:29 AM
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That is so sad....!

How this's going to affect the sales...?

What about parts availability......?

I was planning to get a Sprint RS.....I guess I'll have to stick to the Jap bikes.

From the TRIUMPH Web site:

Triumph Motorcycles have issued a statement today (March 17) informing their worldwide customer base that distribution of the Triumph range of motorcycles, parts and accessories and their warranty service will continue following a fire which has affected part of one of their UK manufacturing facilities.
Karl Wharton, Managing Director of the Hinckley-based motorcycle manufacturers, says that work on rebuilding a section of their Jacknell Road production facility is due to start to later this week.

"The fire, which was confined to a section of the assembly area, was quickly brought under control and has only affected certain areas at one of our four production and distribution centres in Hinckley. No-one was hurt and all of our 650 UK staff are being informed that their jobs are secure," said Mr Wharton.

"It will have no immediate impact on motorcycles ready for distribution held in our network of bike stores in the UK, Europe, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and other countries," he added.

Many staff have been working throughout the weekend with the Triumph management team, preparing for Monday's clean-up and contacting the company's worldwide dealer network to inform them that they can order parts and accessories on-line as usual.

"Stocks of spare parts and most ranges of bikes are available to meet immediate requirements in the UK. It is also the company's policy to hold stocks of bikes at other distribution centres in Europe and the United States," said Karl Wharton.

The preliminary investigation suggests normal manufacturing operation in the affected areas will recommence within four months.

"Over the past three years Triumph have significantly expanded their manufacturing facilities in the UK to meet growing demand. This specific incident will not hinder the on-going success of Triumph," said Mr Wharton.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-20-2002, 07:50 AM
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Go ahead and get the RS if that's what you really want. Triumph should be fine. Probably better than ever once the facilities are repaired. This isn't the total catastrophy it might seem to be.

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