Triumph has recently announced the launch of a new partnership with Indian motorcycle manufacturer ‘Bajaj’, to deliver a new range of mid-capacity motorbikes, expected to be 750cc. Apparently, the two companies have been in discussions since 2007, but over the last nine months, the heat has been cranked up a notch with the non-equity partnership finally being developed and secured.
Triumph has confirmed that they plan to roll out the new range of entry level bikes to be sold all over the world, inclusive of the UK, which is excellent news for all.
When speaking in a recent interview with MCN, Paul Stroud, Chief Commercial Officer at Triumph said “The motorcycles we are developing will be much more mid-capacity.” MCN also spoke to Ravikumar, the President of Business Development at Bajaj who said “The new motorcycles will combine the iconic heritage of Triumph with the back end efficiencies of Bajaj, thus creating a unique product unavailable to both partners.”
With the exciting prospect of a new range of mid-capacity Triumph bikes on the horizon, we can’t help but wonder (and hope) if the company will also dip their toes into the entry level, adventure bike game. With the huge success of the Tiger and Sprint, large capacity adventure bikes, who knows – we could be seeing something interesting develop here in the not so distant future.
Neither companies have committed to a definite launch date for the arrival of the new range, however, with a whole heap of spicy competition already on the market and others coming their way from the likes of KTM, Suzuki and BMW, it’s likely we could be seeing things progressing sooner rather than later.
As always, we’ll keep you posted should any developments arise. In the meantime, we’d love to know what your thoughts are on the proposition – let us know in the comments section below.