This upcoming bike will be jointly developed by Bajaj and Triumph for the Indian market and could also have worldwide fame
Bajaj Auto and Triumph Motorcycles recently teamed up in India to co-develop new bikes for the Indian market and other developing brands. In this joint venture, both companies will collaborate on new premium mid-displacement motorcycles and are currently believed to be working on two new motorcycles for India, including a neo-retro roadster to compete against the Royal Enfield Meteor 350.
The second bike happens to be a scrambler and will challenge the bikes like the Yezdi Scrambler and the upcoming Royal Enfield 350. For starters, the upcoming two bikes are expected to be based on the same tubular chassis with bolt-on rear subframes. Suspension duties are expected to be handled by upside-down forks in the front and a mono-shock setup in the rear.
Design-wise, the upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter 350 rival will feature signature round headlights, under-belly engine guard, teardrop fuel tank and split seats. In addition, the bike is expected to have a single exhaust pipe with a double cylinder.
Other styling cues include a high beaked front fender, knuckle guards, short fly screen and rear luggage rack. Multiple other accessories can also be offered for the buyers. This new upcoming Bajaj Triumph motorcycle will feature a circular semi-digital instrument panel and full LED lighting in addition to multiple riding modes. The braking setup will consist of dual disc brakes with dual channel ABS.
While there are still more details to be shared by the brand, both new bikes will feature a sub-500cc single-cylinder engine that will deliver strong performance. Additionally, this new bike will use a 4-valve DOHC layout in addition to a liquid cooling setup. We see a similar engine in other KTM models developed by Bajaj.
If the reports are to be believed, these bikes are expected to make their Indian debut in mid-2023 and take on other bikes under the price range of Rs 2-3 lakh. Meanwhile, Royal Enfield is also working on its new upcoming 350cc engine, the new Hunter 350 which will make its Indian debut next month.