By Wade Thiel
This Could Make For Some Killer Motorcycles
It’s been two long years since reports indicated that Triumph and Bajaj could possibly collaborate on some future middleweight models, but now it seems that this idea could come to fruition. According to Money Control, the two companies are working together to get a contract that they can sign later this year for a future project on some motorcycles.
What exactly is that project? Well, Bajaj will work with Triumph to build motorcycles that fit roughly between 400cc and 800cc displacement. This will mean there will be more middleweight motorcycles to choose from for riders around the world. According to the various reports out there, the companies will begin development work this year, but it could take some time before a bike comes out of the companies’ efforts. Right now discussions are being had as to what the bikes will look like.
This is an exciting move and one that will likely yield some fantastic middleweight motorcycles. On the Bajaj side, the company benefits from Triumph’s larger displacement engine and on the Triumph side, the company gains access to Bajaj’s smaller displacement engines and low-cost manufacturing. I would expect these bikes to appear in Asian markets first and then expand as demand permits. This means it could be a long while before we see anything here in the U.S.