After announcing their partnership earlier in January 2019, Bajaj and Triumph are now working to start manufacturing motorcycles that would cost around Rs 2.5/3 lakh to prospective buyers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is some delay in launch and opposite to initial expectations, the launch of the new motorcycle range will now happen only in the year 2023.
The spy shots of the first joint offering of the Bajaj-made Triumph motorcycles have already surfaced to date but these new clear shots show it looks production ready in India near Bajaj’s Akrudi plant. Expect it to be between 250cc and 400cc. The power output should also be between 20-30 PS and 35-55 Nm of torque for these displacements. USD forks are visible, alloy wheel with tubeless tyre, retro-looking fuel tanks and headlamps with LED lights will keep it modern and retro at the same time. There will be roadster (find the gallery for the same below), scramblers (seen here), off-roaders and cruiser variants on the same platform to take on the J platform of the Royal Enfield. It is not new to Triumph as it does the same on its high-end retro motorcycles.
As per the current scenario of the market, RE is a dominant player in the category of 350-500cc motorcycles with the lion’s share of 85% to its kitty. Triumph will aim for this segment and Bajaj has a good chance to make these bikes so good in value that they will be hard to ignore. These motorcycles will be made in Bajaj’s brand new Pune plant set to open later in the year 2022 or early 2023. Engineered and designed by Triumph, these bikes will make sure it gives tough time to Royal Enfield after all other brands are having a difficult time doing so.
The primary motive behind this partnership is to make affordable Triumph Motorcycles. The higher level of localizations will definitely help the company bring down the cost and even the research and development done with the help of the Bajaj is going to save a lot of cost for Triumph. All the savings can be passed on to the customers in terms of affordable bikes that will help the British brand gain some market share in the retro space where it excels in the higher cubic capacity of 800cc and above.
The bike manufactured by Bajaj in India will be sold globally and both companies are very enthusiastic about this partnership. Bajaj will use this platform to create its own bike and challenge the likes of Jawa, Yezdi, TVS’s upcoming premium bikes and Royal Enfield to a very large extent. Will Bajaj take down Royal Enfield to a very large extent? It did help KTM to gain significant market from Harley Davidson, BMW and four Japanese motorcycle manufacturers worldwide!