Main Motorcycle: '09 T100 EFi
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Central Virginia
Other Motorcycle: Monster 796 ABS "Pantah"
Extra Motorcycle: K100RS 16/ABS
It is now a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. All Bentley's are still produced in Crewe, England though. So the Car is owned by a German Co but produced in England, The Bike is Owned by a English Co but made in Thailand... So the Car is English, the bike, no...
While VW got the better end of the break-up by retaining all the craftsmen for hand work on trim and wood while BMW had to train a nearly totally new workforce for Rolls..., both are engineered in Germany and much of the cars is imported for assembly, maybe 60%.
At least Triumphs are totally designed at Hinckley and a wholly British design. At least with the earlier Bonnevilles, including yours..., the engine was born in Hinckley too.
No clue whether Triumph built an engine line in Thailand for the new bikes as I've yet to see that mentioned authoritatively anywhere.
Probably of no significance anyway since the Thai plant is staffed with British managers and the QC has historically been as good or better than Hinckley.
PS..., you'd probably be shocked to learn where most German $$$ products are made these days.
When I have a choice, I prefer Czech to Hungary or Bulgaria.
Poland isn't so bad in a pinch though.
'09 T-100 Forest Green / New England White, TORs, Intiminators & fork tubes raised 15mm, Chrome Ikon 7610 - SP8 Shocks, Custom Sargent Saddle, OEM Chrome Grab Rail, Conti Road Attack 2 EVO's 110/80VR19 & 150/70VR17, 7" Cibie lens and uprated H4 bulb.