Bajaj entered into a partnership with Triumph back in 2020 in the Indian market. The most iconic British brand and one of the largest two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturers in India, under the partnership, will develop low to mid-capacity motorcycles for sale in the Indian market and other developing markets. Reports suggest that the new low to mid-capacity motorcycle will retail under the Triumph brand and will be produced in India.
Bajaj is likely to use its state-of-the-art production facility near Pune to produce the new Triumph motorcycle. Bajaj already has a long-standing partnership with Pierer Mobility, the parent organisation for KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas. Under the partnership, Bajaj produces KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles in India for domestic consumption as well as exports.
Bajaj-Triumph Street Motorcycle – Spyshots
Since Bajaj entered into a joint venture with Triumph, reports started flooding in that the brand will be introducing a Bonneville style modern-classic motorcycle. However, the rumours are now in the flesh as two new Triumph motorcycles have been spotted testing abroad. One of the two is a Street motorcycle, with a design reminiscent of the Street Twin.
If you squint hard, the resemblance with the Street Twin is uncanny, but the motorcycle does feature a single exhaust manifold on the right side of the engine. This leads us to believe that the new Triumph Street is a single-cylinder motorcycle. However, the engine appears to be liquid-cooled as a vertically oriented radiator is seen on the front. While engine specifications are sparse, we believe that the displacement could be between 250cc and 400cc.
Bajaj-Triumph Street Motorcycle – Equipment and Features
The new motorcycle features a muscular fuel tank with signature Triumph knee pads and a single bench seat. The tail section appears sleek, and the bike gets an upswept exhaust with twin outlets. Some features on the new Triumph are also likely to be borrowed from the KTM motorcycles. For example, the development mule appears to come with a 320mm rotor that could be lifted from the KTM 390 along with the Bybre four-piston radially mounted calliper.
The motorcycle is also likely to come with an upside-down WP cartridge front fork suspension. However, the brand is not using the hallmark twin-shock and instead features a monoshock unit. The keen-eyed would also notice that the test mule is using a KTM dashboard; however, this could only be used in the development stage.
Bajaj-Triumph Street Motorcycle – India Launch Timeline and Competition
Speculation is that the Bajaj-Triumph Street motorcycle will make its debut in 2023. The brand is likely to position the modern-classic motorcycle against the Royal Enfield bikes as well as the Honda CB350 RS in the Indian market. The motorcycle is likely to be priced around the INR 3.5 lakh mark.
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