Triumph: UK Bike Production to Expand for 2022

A view of Triumph Hinckley headquarters, as well as triumph machines
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As of yesterday, the world’s largest UK-owned motorcycle manufacturer has plans to increase bike production in the motherland in an effort to keep up with the demand for new machines; we were curious what that meant for production location, so we did some digging. 

A view of Triumph Hinckley headquarters, as well as triumph machines

Apparently, Triumph is catering to the cry for more locally-produced motorcycles (yay). The plan is to increase the Hinckley Headquarter‘s figures to an annual output of 20,000 UK-produced bikes (from 15,000) for this year. That’s a far cry from the 7,000 – and further reduced 4,500 – motorcycles reported two years ago, when the brand announced that manufacturing of most of their bikes would be moved to Thailand

A view of Triumph Hinckley headquarters, as well as triumph machines

“According to Triumph, there are several other reasons for increasing production, including the success of the Trident 660, as well as the Tiger 900 range, and overall growth in the global dealer network and a bigger global footprint of the brand,” comments CarAndBike

“The Tiger 900 and Tiger 1200 will continue to be built in Thailand, but Triumph is also looking at producing these models in the UK factory, to sell to local markets.”

A view of Triumph Hinckley headquarters, as well as triumph machines

With the Hinckley headquarters expected to be working at full capacity in a scant nine months, (with the Tiger 1200, Tiger 900, Speed Triple and Rocket 3 to be manufactured locally before the end of 2022), we’re looking forward to the end result – as well as the 100 new jobs to be created in the process. 

A view of Triumph Hinckley headquarters, as well as triumph machines

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*Media sourced from Hinckley, Leicester Mercury, DriveMAG Riders, Rider Magazine and CycleWorld*

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  1. Glad to hear Triumph have finally listened to there customers, a large part of buying a triumph is the pride of it being British, the heritage etc. Triumph know and use this bit customers aren’t fooled by a few Union Jack’s. Let’s hope that other companies bring manufacturing home. The pandemic showed that globalization is fine when everything works but it doesn’t take much for the system to collapse. I’m thinking about not being able to get flour for baking in lockdown not because of a shortage of flour but because the bags are made in China and shipped half way around the world. We can’t continue living like this it’s madness.

  2. Cancelled my order for a new rocket 3 in January 20 due to their decision to stop manufacturing in the UK while pushing the perceived Britishness of its products. I love my new harley!!!!

    1. If you couldn’t go British you should have tried German
      BMW Harleys are just clunkers and vibrates.