Bajaj and Triumph announce strategic partnership
This just in – Triumph and Bajaj have announced a new strategic partnership. So what, you ask? Well, this particular strategic partnership is to mutually benefit both manufacturers and will see a knowledge and expertise exchange to come up with new products. Still dont get it? Let us explain.From the very cryptic and short press release that we received, we understand that the two manufacturers will tie up to create new mid-capacity motorcycles. Essentially, Triumph will use Bajajs extensive experience in manufacturing small capacity motorcycles and Bajaj will use Triumphs knowledge of high performance engineering to come up with new products that will fit in to the expanding mid-capacity motorcycle segment.There are several ways this could pan out, and since we have no information about any of this, we are forced to speculate. The first possibility is a new, little Triumph Daytona or larger Bajaj RS to rival the likes of the KTM RC390, Yamaha YZF R3, Kawasaki Ninja 300, etcetera. The second possibility is a little-ADV like the Triumph Tiger or Bajaj AS, like the Versys 300, the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure, etcetera. We already know that Bajaj has been toying with the idea of expanding the AS line-up into their own ADV-line for a while now, so the second possibility is quite likely.Of course, this brings up the question of what happens to the KTM 390 Adventure that Bajaj-KTM has been working on for a long time. Not much. Since this will be only a strategic partnership (meaning there is no equity being bought or sold in either company) this partnership will be only to work on and create tech that will enable both players to enter the segments that either are not currently in.Meanwhile, the partnership also means that Triumph will now get access to new markets where Bajaj already has a strong presence.There are no timelines yet on when this partnership will trickle down into an actual product, but dont expect it to happen in a hurry.Whatever be the case, this news sure holds some promise for motorcyclists in India and pretty much guarantees some fast, fun motorcycles in the next few years. Yay for that\\!