Bajaj and Triumph are working on developing new bikes, but these 2-wheelers won’t be launched this year.
Bajaj and Triumph had signed an agreement in August 2017 to develop and sell 2-wheelers in the 300-750cc segment. The agreement has now been delayed, and it is expected that these new bikes won’t enter the market before 2021.
Rajiv Bajaj has stated that work on the bikes has already started and while the designs are coming in from Triumph, the mechanical development is being done by Bajaj Auto’s R&D team. He also said that the designs are quite sexy and good work is happening.
The CEO has said that the company is putting more focus on the Husqvarna brand this year. They plan to launch the Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401, based on the KTM Duke 390’s platform. Both these bikes will be launched in 2019.
The Bajaj-Triumph partnership will produce multiple bikes and these will be targeted towards audience in developing markets like India, South East Asia and Latin America. The bikes will be manufactured at Bajaj Auto’s facilities in India, but they will be sold with Triumph badging in international markets.
Bajaj-Triumph Partnership Delayed
– New bikes likely to be launched only by 2021
– Bajaj will focus on the Husqvarna brand this year
– The company will launch premium 300-750cc bikes with Triumph
Source – Auto.NDTV.com