The USD83,000 bike collection at the Ruparelia Residences in Kololo

The patriarchs of the Ruparelia Group, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia and son, Rajiv Ruparelia know how to work hard but also how to reward themselves after a day of hard work.

News coming in from The Ruparelia Residences in Kololo indicate that Father and Son have added to their auto collection a 2020 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114, one  Triumph Tiger 1200 XCA; Two Triumph Thruxton RS, and a Triumph Bonneville T100 Black motorbike.

According to estimates based on manufacturer website prices, the avid auto collectors who also own a series of vintage and modern fleets are estimated to have splashed more than USD83,000 (UGX305 million) on the five two-legged beasts of the road.

The Triumph Tiger 1200 XCA, 139 Horse Power and 89 torque beast boasts of 6 riding modes- Road, Rain, Sport, Off-road, Off-road Pro, and Rider-defined.

The five motorbikes, arrived in the country sometime last week but were received at the Ruparelia Residences in Kololo on Thursday night, following clearance and payment of unspecified duties- also believed to be in the tens of thousands of dollars.  

A Triumph Tiger 1200 XCA, according to the manufacturer, is famed for being huge on technology as well as ergonomic and styling enhancements. The starting price, according to the manufacturer website is USD22,000 (UGX 81 million) before shipping, insurance, and taxes.  The 139 Horse Power and 89 torque beast boasts of 6 riding modes- Road, Rain, Sport, Off-road, Off-road Pro, and Rider-defined.

A Triumph Thruxton RS retails for USD16,200  (UGX60 million) while a Triumph Bonneville T100 Black retails starting at USD10,450 (UGX39 million) before freight, insurance, and taxes as well as any customisations and accessories.

Triumph Motorcycles Ltd is the largest UK-owned motorcycle manufacturer, established in 1983 by John Bloor after the original company Triumph Engineering went into receivership. Triumph bikes feature in key stunt scenes in the 25th James Bond film- No Time To Die, that premieres this November in Paris, France. Triumph is the only motorcycle partner in the movie.   

A Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 according to the manufacturer website, retails for USD18,999 (USD70 million).

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