Bajaj India announced its partnership with the iconic British brand Triumph in August this year where the two companies are reportedly to develop mid segment motorcycles for India. The news came as a surprise for bike enthusiasts in India who are waiting anxiously for the Bajaj-Triumph product.
The first product manufactured jointly by the companies was to make its debut sometime in a time frame of three to four years but today we finally have a timeline for you. The first bike that Bajaj-Triumph will develop together will be unveiled in 2020.
About the first Bajaj-Triumph Motorcycle:
Bajaj partnered with Triumph which is an iconic British brand sells only 800cc and above motorcycles in India. The brand rivals the Harley Davidson with its Rocket and Bonneville range while the Street and Tiger series compete with Ducati. Triumph has no expertise in the 300-550 cc range where the Royal Enfield motorcycles have a strong hold in the Indian market. Therefore Triumph has partnered with Bajaj which develops small capacity as well as mid capacity motorcycles between 100-400 cc. The Bajaj brand also has the KTM and Kawasaki brands in its portfolio and understands the market really well.
The first Bajaj-Triumph motorcycle will have a cubic capacity of 300-500 cc and will rival the highly anticipated BMW-TVS 310 cc bike. The motorcycle will be manufactured in the Chakan facility of Bajaj in Pune, Maharashtra which will help to keep the costs down. The Triumph brand will make sure the motorcycle has strong street presence and is equipped with modern day technology. The motorcycle will be launched in 2020 at a price of 3-4 lakh Indian Rupees and will besold at all Bajaj showrooms in India.
Bajaj also plans to launch Husqvarna bikes apart from the Bajaj-Triumph motorcycle:
Husqvarna is a Sweden based motorcycle company owned by Austria’s KTM group. India’s Bajaj Auto owns 47% of the shares in KTM group and thus is planning to launch the Husqvarna motorcycles in India.Bajaj owned Husqvarna manufactures leisure riding bikes which feature the same 390cc KTM Duke engine. These bikes will be priced at a premium over the Bajaj KTM bikes in India and will rival the Royal Enfield set of bikes which are also bought by the same class of people. The first Bajaj-Husqvarna bike may come on Indian shores in 2018.
Source: Economic Times