Bajaj Triumph, This year we witnessed many joint ventures in the automobile industry, starting with Maruti and Toyota, followed by Mahindra and Ford. Recently, Bajaj Auto announced their partnership with Triumph Motorcycles. Bajaj Auto – Triumph Joint Ventures First Motorcycle To Debut In 2022.
Bajaj and Triumph had announced that the two would be entering into a formal alliance to make mid-displacement motorcycles. It has taken the companies over two years to come to terms with the agreement for the jointly-developed bikes.
The Bajaj Auto-Triumph non-equity partnership is supposed to be wrapped up by December. A prototype motorcycle has already been made at Hinckley, which seems to have had a nod of approval from Rajiv Bajaj. The bikes will be first launched in India in 2022, suggesting an EICMA unveil in 2021.
This is a product in the 250cc to 750cc segment. It will be a one engine platform, but there will be different engine capacities catering to different bike styles. Triumph Motorcycles have been discussing with Bajaj about the desirable specification and agreed on the terms of performance, power and capacity. Steve Sargent, Chief Product Officer, Triumph Motorcycles said that they are aware that fuel economy is very important in India and Bajaj has a lot of knowledge about the Indian consumer, which they have brought to the project.
Meanwhile, Harley-Davidson is scheduled to launch its smallest and most affordable bike ever in China next year . This baby Harley will be powered by a 338cc engine and may come to India going forward. Triumph wants to challenge this baby Harley with the new range of bikes it is developing with Bajaj Auto. At present, the smallest Triumph bike on sale in India has an 800cc engine.