Bajaj-Triumph motorcycles launch, however, is still far off and albeit slowly but things are moving…
Bajaj Auto makes and sells motorcycles between 100 cc to 400 cc (373 cc to be precise). Triumph’s range starts from around 800 cc (765 cc inline 3-cylinder engine which powers Street Triple and others). This leaves a big gap of mid capacity motorcycles between 400 cc to 800 cc and this is what both the manufacturers are targeting with their partnership, according to Money Control. This is similar to the TVS-BMW venture, however, it starts at a slightly lesser displacement of 300cc.
Development work on the decided motorcycle(s) between Triumph and Bajaj is expected to commence this year but discussions on the manufacturing and R&D front are already happening according to Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto. He elaborates that all the finer details and the principles of work between the two brands have been decided and finalised. Now this is a big development considering that the two partners were under discussions for the last many months.
Mr Sharma confirms that the finalised pointers will go into a formal agreement which is almost preparation ready and will be signed by the third quarter of this year, probably towards the early part ie sometime in October 2019.
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Once everything is in place, we will get to know all the details and probably get a clearer hint of what could be the first product(s) from this partnership. The report also adds that the motorcycles emanating out of this joint venture will be placed over KTMs and (upcoming) Husqvarnas.