Triumph Thruxton and Tiger 400 are something that is a possibility to happen. Both Nick Bloor, CEO of Triumph and Rajiv Bajaj have hinted this is a possibility. Needless to say, a new platform at Triumph to bound spawn multiple motorcycles. We have seen it with all platforms at Triumph. A made in India platform has to churn out more motorcycles as they are going to be source of more volumes. Chief Commercial Officer at Triumph Steve Sargent said that they are very popular in these two segment, so we assume this has to happen.
While Harley isn’t doing anything in this segment for now, a Pan America 440 could come in two-three years as well. Most importantly, the KTM ADV 390 and 250 will be revised in 2025 and RE Himalayan 450 with LC engine is a launch around the corner in 2023. Triumph could use this platform to churn out a Tiger 400 or a Tiger Sport 400 as well. A enduro version of the Tiger Sport 660 didn’t make it yet, but this could happen given global markets are going to witness some serious action in the 400-450cc space when it comes to serious off-roaders. Pricing under RS 3.0 lakhs for all these motorcycles is a possibility.
Royal Enfield will be targetted once again with the Thruxton 400 as Re plans all body shapes and sizes. The RE GT 650 is set to get a cafe racer fairing very soon and that is where the rivalry will begin. Harley could do something, but everything is under strict wraps at Hero-Harley since day one for most of the Indian automotive media.
Speaking of Thruxton, the possibility of other models such as the Speedmaster 400, Bobber 400 and Bonneville 400 could come with lower power and torque figures to truly take on the slow paced RE motorcycles which have lower horsepower and torque. More developments are announced in the Bajaj group stay tuned to the website for more such news.