The imminent development deal between Triumph Motorcycles and Bajaj Auto could result in more learner-approved Triumph models Down Under.
After a lengthy process, the two companies are expected to finalise a deal which will see a new range of Indian-built smaller-capacity motorcycles launch globally in 2022.
Bajaj Auto is a large Indian motorcycle manufacturer and a major shareholder of KTM/Husqvarna, which will build Triumph models between the 250-750cc range.
The idea is to allow Triumph to have a stronger presence in Asian markets and to be able to price its models more competitively against manufacturers like Royal Enfield and Honda.
Bajaj will take on manufacturing duties, however, the bikes will be exclusively Triumph branded.
Triumph says that it intends to export some of the models globally, meaning that there will likely be new bikes that are eligible for LAMS certification.
This could result in a line of 400-class retro bikes, or a lower-capacity Street Triple to rival things like the BMW G 310 R and Kawasaki Z400.
Until now, Triumph hasn’t provided much for new riders, with its Street Triple S its only offering for those on a restricted license.
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