Bajaj-Triumph Roadster Spied Again: Looks Production Ready
The first clear view of what is Triumph’s smallest offering yet!
KTM serves as a testimony to Bajaj’s economy of scale which helps premium brands make affordable yet fun motorcycles. Hence, this near-production-ready Triumph-Bajaj roadster spied in the UK has us at the edge of our seats, wondering, will we see it on the road very soon?
This is the first time we are seeing the true lines of the motorcycle clearly and it has the silhouette of the Triumph Street Twin at first glance. The motorcycle looks sharp and is very good looking with its LED headlight, USD fork, flat handlebar, bar end mirrors, one-piece seat and duckbill taillight. Very retro, very urban, very roadster. But there is a scrambler version in the works too.
But, what’s most beautiful to look at is that engine casing. It’s a tastefully scaled-down version of the bigger twins in Triumph’s lineup. It’s a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor that is expected to be a sub-500cc mill.
The frame is seen suspended on a USD fork and a monoshock at the rear. The USD appears to be similar to what we have seen on Husqvarna 250’s. The test mule is seen running on 17-inch alloy wheels and radially mounted brake calipers, again, similar to the Husky 250’s.
The fact that the mule has been making runs debadged and unmasked makes us believe that the motorcycle is almost ready for mass production. Which, in turn, means, a launch could be around the corner - say later this year. We expect the Triumph-Bajaj bike to cost around Rs 2.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
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