Triumph-Bajaj will be launching a range of mid-size capacity motorcycles – These could be unveiled later this year in November at EICMA
Popularized by Royal Enfield, the 350cc space has witnessed multiple launches from the likes of Honda, Jawa and Yezdi. Joining this club soon will be two new motorcycles from Triumph-Bajaj. There will be a street roadster and its scrambler version, which will rival Royal Enfield Meteor 350 and Yezdi Scrambler / Hunter 350, respectively.
Triumph-Bajaj Adventure Motorcycle Render
Both these versions have been spied in near-production ready guise. Considering that adventure motorcycles are in demand, it is likely that the platform would spawn into an ADV motorcycle in the future. Combining the bits from the existing scrambler and roadster spy shots, rendering artist Pratyush Rout gives us a glimpse as to what could be Triumph-Bajaj adventure motorcycle.
Just like Bajaj-KTM partnership, Triumph new motorcycles will be manufactured by Bajaj. Design and development of these new motorcycles has been undertaken by Triumph’s UK R&D division. While the exact capacity of these bikes is not known, dimensions of the engine and exhaust suggest the likelihood of something close to 350cc-450cc. In an earlier statement, Triumph had said that its new single-cylinder bikes for India will be positioned in 250cc – 650cc range.
Triumph Bajaj motorcycle features
Retro theme is evident, with features such as round headlamp and rear view mirrors and teardrop-shaped fuel tank. Test mules have been spotted with a circular instrument dial, integrated with a squarish section towards the right. It is likely to be a semi-digital instrument console that will complement the bike’s retro styling.
Engine section is tightly packed and body panelling is bare minimum, which ensures a sinewy profile for the motorcycle. Other key features include single-piece seat, blacked-out engine and exhaust, crash guard, thick grab rail, upswept exhaust and sleek tail section. Riding ergonomics will be fairly comfortable, suitable for both city commutes and highway cruising.
While the platform will be the same, scrambler version will be distinguishable with features such as windscreen and knuckle guards. Exhaust design, wheel size and choice of rubber could also be different for the scrambler. There are unlikely to be any engine tweaks for the scrambler version.
Which Engine Will Power The Triumph Bajaj Mid-Size Motorcycles
As compared to rivals in 350cc segment, Triumph-Bajaj motorcycles will have USD front forks. At rear, the bikes will have monoshock suspension. Test mules appear to be riding on 17-inch wheels at both ends, shod with relatively wider tyre at rear. Braking duties are performed by disc brakes at both ends. Dual-channel ABS will be offered as standard. Connectivity features are likely for Triumph-Bajaj sub-500cc motorcycles.
While Triumph-Bajaj new bikes seem to have potential, these are unlikely to pose any major threat to Royal Enfield. Pricing is a key factor that will determine sales volumes of these motorcycles. As of now, it’s difficult for most players to match the aggressive pricing of Royal Enfield. Triumph-Bajaj new sub-500cc motorcycles are expected to be launched at around Rs 2 lakh.
In future, another challenger to Royal Enfield could come in the form of Vincent Motorcycles. The trademark for this name was recently acquired by Bajaj. Apart from Indian market, Vincent motorcycles could also be targeted at global markets, especially Europe.
Disclaimer – Design renders presented in this blog are solely for illustrative purposes and have not been commissioned, approved, or endorsed by the manufacturer. Designs presented here may not reflect the final product or the manufacturer’s intentions. The renders are provided as conceptual designs or artistic interpretations only, and their accuracy or feasibility cannot be guaranteed.