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Can someone tell me how to tell where a Triumph is built. I think I've heard that some are not built in England and you can tell by the VIN number.
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I've heard the late '06 and up bikes are assembled in India, but I believe the engines and so on are still assembled in the UK. I'm not 100% sure though. And yes it is in the VIN.

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Originally Posted by dbrooks42 View Post
Can someone tell me how to tell where a Triumph is built.
Most are still built at the Hinckley, UK factory. The exception are Bonnevilles (inc Scramblers, Thruxtons, Americas etc) for the American and Far East markets inc Australia, NZ etc. which are built at the Triumph factory in Thailand. All Bonneville engines are UK built.
Thai factories (2) build a lot of the sub assemblies.
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