GUWAHATI: Triumph Motorcycles and Bajaj Auto announced a global partnership three years back and the joint venture was formed to develop and manufacture mid-range motorcycles for emerging markets, including Indian Market.
According to gaadiwaadi, on Sunday, images of the camouflaged test mule of the next-gen Bajaj Pulsar 250 were revealed on the internet, and the pictures revealed that this new 250 cc engine will be an air-cooled unit, not a liquid-cooled one. This new engine is expected to produce a good amount of torque at low and mid-range.
As per sources, Triumph’s upcoming affordable motorcycle that will be made in India will likely share its powertrain with the next generation Pulsar too. This also hints that the made-in-India Triumph could borrow the next generation Pulsar’s 250 cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine.
It was previously confirmed that the Bajaj-Triumph JV is working on a host of new motorcycles with engine capacities in the range of 200 cc to 750 cc. The partnership states that Bajaj will be responsible for the sales and marketing of Triumph motorcycles in India, and the bikes will be produced and manufactured at Bajaj’s Chakan plant. However, all the bikes produced under this joint venture will only be retailed by Triumph through its dealerships across the country.
While the recent Pulsar 250 test mule was caught wearing heavy camouflage in order to hide the design elements, the black alloy wheels, telescopic front forks, sharp rearview mirrors, split seats and grab rails were all visible. The bike had a forward-leaning stance and the footpegs were seen set rearwards. Bajaj is yet to confirm a launch date for the next generation Pulsar.