carandbike logo

First Model Under Triumph-Bajaj Partnership To Launch In 2022; Expect No Delays

Bajaj-Triumph will introduce its first co-developed motorcycle in 2022 as planned, and there won't be any significant delays despite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, according to Triumph India Business Head - Shoeb Farooq.

The first bike under the Bajaj-Triumph alliance will carry a starting price of Rs. 2 lakh expand View Photos
The first bike under the Bajaj-Triumph alliance will carry a starting price of Rs. 2 lakh

Highlights

  • Bajaj-Triumph formally signed the partnership contract in January 2020
  • The alliance will develop a variety of new bikes between 200-700 cc
  • Bajaj will take over Triumph's distribution in India in the future

Bajaj-Triumph originally announced a timeline of 2022 to introduce its first co-developed product and the launch will happen as scheduled. Shoeb Farooq, Business Head - Triumph Motorcycles India confirmed the development in an exclusive interaction with carandbike on the latest episode of Freewheeling with SVP. While responding to a question about whether the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has deferred the timelines for the first model under the partnership, Farooq confirmed that the development was very much on track, and the companies will meet the previously announced launch period.

Also Read: Exclusive: Triumph Rocket 3 GT India Launch Confirmed Next Year

Speaking to carandbike, Shoeb Farooq said, "A couple of months delay should not delay the timeline the partnership is looking at, which is sometime in 2022. Because, during the press conference during the contract launch also, I understood that everybody is pretty happy with the progress that the partnership is making on the product side. So they are already moving closely on product development, which is positive. A couple of months here and there due to the pandemic, will of course, put some strain but I don't see the timelines shifting too much."

unoavvhk

Bajaj-Triumph have been tight-lipped about the first model to arrive under the alliance

India's Bajaj Auto and UK-based motorcycle maker Triumph Motorcycles announced their association as early as August 2017, but it wasn't until January 2020 that the companies formally signed a non-equity global partnership to manufacture a new range of mid-capacity motorcycles in the country. The Bajaj-Triumph partnership plans to disrupt the 200-700 cc segment with its range of offerings and that could include a slew of new Triumph branded and developed products for the world which will be produced by Bajaj.

Also Read: BS6 Triumph Bonneville T100 Black To Be Launched In June 2020

Speaking about the partnership, Farooq said, "We are super excited and we are really looking forward to this whole partnership taking shape as soon as possible. We are looking at this huge opportunity that is going to get created. Look at the two big giants in their own sphere of things coming together and creating products. The aspiration of the partnership is to get into the 200-700 cc. That's a huge space we are talking about and is one of the most relevant spaces in the industry going forward. The aspiration with the partnership is also pretty large."

31nar8mc

An entry-level Triumph Street Twin could be one of the small-capacity motorcycles to take on Royal Enfield

Bajaj and Triumph have been tight-lipped about what kind of products the partnership will develop going forward. They did confirm that a variety of motorcycles are under development across different segments. Speculations have been rife, including everything from the baby Triumph Tiger to the Daytona 250 and even a mini Bonneville. A lot of these motorcycles do seem plausible and open up the brand to a wider customer base, especially in the emerging markets including India, South East Asia, Latin America, and drive growth in mature markets like Europe.

Elaborating further, Farooq said, "From the industry perspective, it is going to create very good options for the customers at very attractive, value-oriented price points that would become the entry price point. These bikes are going to be all-Triumph in their look and feel, and performance, ride-ability. And they will be sold through Triumph. For anyone, it will be an extension of the brand, and a lot of people will come into the brand and find it easy with those set of products, they will have a whole range to upgrade over a period of time."

Also Read: Triumph Street Triple R India Launch Confirmed

enkv1i08

Speculations have been rife of a smaller capacity Triumph Daytona that could arrive as well

0 Comments

Bajaj and Triumph previously announced that the partnership will see the Indian two-wheeler maker become a key distribution partner for Triumph in crucial new markets. Bajaj will also take over Triumph's distribution activities in India in the future. On the global front, Triumph will continue to retail the new offerings via its existing dealer network. Triumph currently manufactures about 60,000 bikes annually that are sold through 650 dealerships across the world. That figure is expected to see a massive increase once the production for these motorcycles gets rolling.

For the latest auto news and reviews, follow carandbike.com on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You might be interested in

Research on Triumph Bikes

  • Trident 660 Dual Disc
    Trident 660 Dual Disc
  • Trident 660 Engine
    Trident 660 Engine
  • Trident 660 Handling
    Trident 660 Handling
  • Triumph Tiger 1200 Front Profile
    Triumph Tiger 1200 Front Profile
  • Triumph Tiger 1200
    Triumph Tiger 1200
  • Triumph Tiger 1200 Meter Console
    Triumph Tiger 1200 Meter Console
  • Triumph Street Scrambler Footrest
    Triumph Street Scrambler Footrest
  • Triumph Street Scrambler Frontview
    Triumph Street Scrambler Frontview
  • Triumph Street Scrambler Seat
    Triumph Street Scrambler Seat
  • Triumph Rocket 3 R Front View
    Triumph Rocket 3 R Front View
  • Triumph Rocket 3 R Rear View
    Triumph Rocket 3 R Rear View
  • Triumph Rocket 3 R Front Look
    Triumph Rocket 3 R Front Look
  • Bonneville T100 Tank
    Bonneville T100 Tank
  • Bonneville T100 Headlight
    Bonneville T100 Headlight
  • Bonneville T100 Wheels
    Bonneville T100 Wheels
  • Triumph Tiger 850 Sport Style
    Triumph Tiger 850 Sport Style
  • Triumph Tiger 850 Sport Tank
    Triumph Tiger 850 Sport Tank
  • Triumph Tiger 850 Sport Engine
    Triumph Tiger 850 Sport Engine
  • Speedmaster Headlight
    Speedmaster Headlight
  • Speedmaster Brakes
    Speedmaster Brakes
  • Speedmaster Handlings
    Speedmaster Handlings
  • Triumph Speed Triple 1200 Rs Suspension
    Triumph Speed Triple 1200 Rs Suspension
  • Triumph Speed Triple 1200 Rs Tail Light
    Triumph Speed Triple 1200 Rs Tail Light
  • Triumph Speed Triple 1200 Rs Engine
    Triumph Speed Triple 1200 Rs Engine
  • Triumph Bonneville Bobber Side Front View
    Triumph Bonneville Bobber Side Front View
  • Triumph Bonneville Bobber Rear
    Triumph Bonneville Bobber Rear
  • Triumph Bonneville Bobber Instrument Cluster
    Triumph Bonneville Bobber Instrument Cluster
  • Street Twin Headlight
    Street Twin Headlight
  • Street Twin Suspension
    Street Twin Suspension
  • Street Twin Brakes
    Street Twin Brakes
Be the first one to comment
Thanks for the comments.