First Triumph-Bajaj motorcycle launch may not be in the immediate future but we are now talking normalcy. Prototypes are under tests..
So, the partnership between Bajaj Auto of India and Brit manufacturer Triumph is the next big deal that has the potential to rock the market. At a recent event Rajiv Bajaj, MD of Bajaj Auto revealed that Triumph chose Bajaj as a partner after seeing its success with KTM.
That the TVS-BMW alliance is also progressing well has also given them confidence. The duo will be launching mid-capacity motorcycles and were scheduled to go to the market by 2022. However, COVID-led disruptions have caused a delay but things seem to be coming back to the track.
According to an international portal, Miles Perkins, Head of Brand Management at Triumph has revealed that the development of the first motorcycles is going great guns and the prototypes have already been developed. He further adds that he has seen these models already.
That’s going great guns, I have seen the development motorcycles – and the prototype for those – it’s all on track,
He goes onto say that though the styling of the models and the launch timelines are still not revealed, this news is ‘forthcoming soon’. The story also tells us that the motorcycles coming out of this partnership will be sold globally and will not be limited to only the Asian market.
We haven’t yet confirmed exactly what the bikes are and exactly when we will launch them but the news is forthcoming soon.
It must be known that Bajaj-Triumph had already cleared that the first motorcycle will be priced under Rs 2 Lac and will be sold under the Triumph’s moniker.
After careful analysis, we are of the opinion that the duo may be considering making a simple-looking retro motorcycle that may have an engine capacity of near 250cc. We are talking about just one product but this platform will definitely be scalable and be ready for more motorcycles catering to different genres.
So, with the COVID-related concerns getting over, we are getting back to normalcy and a near quarter liter Triumph, developed in India, will just be the best thing to push the momentum.
Source – Autoevolution