Agreement that comes from afar
The link between Triumph and Bajaj is long gone now. The first agreement was signed in 2017 following the failed attempt by Triumph to develop its own business based in India while the news of the further agreement with which Triumph delegated the control of the operations of sale and distribution of the English brand on the Indian market. This is a preparatory operation for the arrival of new models created in collaboration, which will thus be able to exploit the dense sales network of the Indian giant. And indeed, the first photos of what appears to be the debut model of this now long-standing partnership have not been slow to “pop out”.
The bike spotted during the test is without graphics (photo in the gallery and in the video below), a sign that by now the prototype “has nothing left to hide” and the road to production may be near. From an aesthetic point of view, this new Triumph shows a modern scrambler look, there is a round LED headlight, a teardrop tank and the ever-present high mudguard. Technically we find a nice upside-down fork and a centrally positioned mono. Up front there is room for a single disc (with ABS as standard) while the exhaust terminal shows an eye-catching double mouth of fire.
With regard to the engines, since this is a global project, therefore good for both the Far East and European markets, it is assumed “sizes” ranging from 250 cm3 (for the domestic market) up to a more European 400 cm3 capable of performance exceeding 45 HP, therefore perfect for use with the A2 license. When will we see her? Judging by the progress of work on the prototype, it cannot be ruled out that the new “Indian” Triumph could be presented as early as this autumn.