In case you didn’t know, iconic British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph recently partnered with Bajaj, India’s biggest motorcycle manufacturer, to produce small-displacement motorcycles centered on the Asian market. That being said, it isn’t unlikely that we will soon be seeing something like a Triumph Bonneville 250, or maybe even a Triumph Bobber 250 in the not-too-distant future.
Triumph and Bajaj have been working closely together for the past three years now, but have yet to reveal anything substantial when it comes to what they have in store for us. Interestingly, multiple Indian motorcycle publications are speculating that the two companies have already figured out what engine will power the new small-displacement Triumph motorcycle. As it would turn out, a 250cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine is currently being developed by Bajaj for their updated Pulsar 250 range—in the Philippines, the Pulsar goes by the Rouser nomenclature, which consists of the RS200 and NS200.
The new 250cc engine is expected to be the same one the two companies will use for their first small-displacement, Triumph-branded motorbike. It’s also interesting to note that this engine is an air-cooled unit, as opposed to the more sophisticated liquid-cooled engines Bajaj has been using on their motorcycles. This could be indicative of the pricing segment that the two companies are seeking to play in with the launch of their upcoming bike. That means the small-displacement Triumph could very well be a rival against the likes of the Husqvarna Svartpilen 200 and Yamaha XSR155.
Indeed, if Triumph were to launch a motorcycle priced less than P200,000, motorcycle enthusiasts would flock to Triumph’s dealerships to reserve the bike. After all, this iconic British manufacturer is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after motorcycle brands in the world. As of the moment, however, Triumph has yet to disclose the type of motorcycle, let alone the technical specifications, of their upcoming small-displacement bike. That said, stay tuned with us, as we’ll be sure to keep you posted on the developments of this highly anticipated motorcycle.