Bajaj Auto and Triumph Motorcycles announced their alliance in 2017. Both Bajaj and Triumph will use each other's strengths in their respective industries. This joint collaboration will result in a slew of new product launches. It uses Bajaj's local manufacturing prowess and Triumph's global engineering knowledge.
The alliance has stated that it will bring in middleweight motorcycles. A naked roadster was photographed testing in India a few weeks ago. While a scrambler was earlier caught on tape. The prototypes have been in testing for over a year after being spied on in the United Kingdom as early as last year.
COVID put a brief halt to preparations but Bajaj and Triumph are now operational. The scrambler and roadster are set to make their public debuts soon. Ahead of their domestic market introduction later this year, around the festive season. The engine cubic capacity of both motorcycles has yet to be revealed.
Each motorcycle may have a 250cc and a 400cc edition. They may compete against Royal Enfield's entry-level 350cc motorcycles. Bajaj has acquired Triumph India's business in India and intends to extend its presence to 200 dealerships over the next few years.
Triumph now operates only 15 dealerships in key cities. Because it may be capable of both on- and off-roading, the Scrambler will likely appeal to a wide variety of buyers. The Roadster would appeal to young people on the go. The pricing of the 250cc model could start around Rs 2.5 lakh. The 400cc model could be more premium and cost more than Rs 3 lakh.
These motorcycles might get front and rear disc brakes with a dual-channel ABS system. They might offer the bikes with an all-digital instrument cluster. We expect them to equip multi-purpose tyres on the scrambler and road-biased on the roadster.