The Indian two-wheeler sector will undoubtedly experience many changes in 2023 as several new motorcycles and scooters are expected to launch this year. One of the most awaited bikes we are looking for will come from the joint venture between Bajaj and Triumph. Several articles and pictures circulated online on this partnership over the past few months.
Even though consultations have begun, You must resolve some crucial questions. When will these bikes go on sale? And how powerful will their engines be? What kind of body are we looking at? How much would they cost, exactly? Therefore, we are happy to report that we have learned something about these topics from our trusted sources.
Bajaj-Triumph Bikes: Expected line-up
The Bajaj-Triumph partnership is expected to produce bikes with four different body designs: a modern-classic bike roadster, a scrambler, a cafe racer, and a flat-tracker. The first two have already been shown in spy photos, but we will consider them later. Speaking about displacement, Bajaj-Triumph is developing single-cylinder engines with liquid cooling that have a displacement of 250cc and 400cc. If the firm were to release four body styles with each of these engines, it would make eight motorcycles. Nevertheless, the flat-tracker may only have a 400cc engine as this type of bike requires a powerful low-end punch, and a 250cc engine may need to be increased.
It is speculated that Bajaj-Triumph will follow Husqvarna’s lead and release only the 250cc variant in India before releasing the 400cc variant overseas. The 250cc bikes are more in demand than 400cc bikes in our nation. The 250cc market has expanded, and some quarter-liter bikes are doing reasonably well.
Bajaj-Triumph Bikes: Design
A modern-classic roadster and a scrambler, two of the four optional body types we’ve mentioned, have been spotted several times. The 250 cc versions of these bikes will probably be sold in India as the Scrambler 250 and the Street 250, as Triumph uses the same name for its larger 900cc motorcycles.
The Scrambler bike gets a smaller fly screen, circular mirrors, knuckle guards, ribbed seats, block-pattern tyres, and a dual-barrel exhaust system. On the other hand, the Roadster lacks the fly screen, knuckle guards, and ribbed seat, giving it a more traditional and simple look. Instead, it gets road-biased tyres, a single exhaust canister, and bar-end mirrors.
Bajaj-Triumph Bikes: Engine and Hardware
As of now, there is no information about the engine specifications of the bikes. Both the 250cc and 400cc engines will be quite powerful and dynamic. We expect these engines to deliver a respectable amount of power and a ton of low- and mid-range torque typical of modern-retro offerings. They can have a flat torque curve, making them very smooth to ride. Per our estimates, the 400cc engine will make 35-40 horsepower and similar torque, while the 250cc engine will make power and torque in the 25-30 bhp/Nm range. All variants’ exhaust notes should be unique and match their styling.
The roadster will ride on 17-inch alloy wheels with ten spokes. Even then, it was clear that the Scrambler trim used a more prominent front wheel. Premium upside-down forks and a mono-shock suspension system in which the springs travel differently depending on their body design. The bike will likely feature a disc and switchable dual-channel ABS at each end.
For India, it is unlikely that the suspension setup will be adjustable, as doing so would increase the price significantly. Like the previous example, these bikes will not have unique features like traction control, cornering ABS, or rapid shifters. The Bajaj-Triumph may only include standard features today, such as full-LED lighting, a digital console with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation, and a slipper clutch, as pricing needs to remain competitive.
Bajaj-Triumph Bikes: Launching and Price
The Milan EICMA show in 2022, where Bajaj-Triumph motorcycles were to be introduced, has been postponed. Most of their formal introduction will happen in the first half of 2023. Also, the 250cc line-up for India could debut first, with the 400cc model later. The 250cc model will be priced very competitively for India, given the package they will offer. Hence, the ex-showroom price should be between Rs. 2 and Rs. 2.3 lakhs. As the debut draws closer, we can give you additional details about these motorcycles. Stay in touch with Bikechuno.