The First Bike of Many?
I’ve reported before on the fact that Triumph and Bajaj will work together on some smaller displacement models. The companies will team up to make motorcycles between 400cc and 800cc in displacement. According to new information, the first bike that could come from this partnership could be the Avenger 400.
According to the RushLane, the Bajaj Avenger makes sense for both companies. Both could use a middle-displacement cruiser. The publication also notes that Bajaj already has two different Avengers in production. There’s a 160 and a 220. The engine expected to be used is a 373cc engine called the Dominar 400. There’s also supposed to be a 500cc twin in the works that could also be used.
No matter what the companies decide to go with, I’m on board. A middleweight British-Indian cruiser sounds like Royal Enfield territory to me. This could get interesting. There are some renderings floating around out there of what the bike could look like. The image shown above is of the Bajaj Avenger that’s currently on sale. It’s not a bad looking bike and with a bigger engine in there, it could be quite handsome.
One important thing to note is that while Triumph and Bajaj keep talking about the partnership and what it could bring, the official paperwork has not been signed. As RideApart notes, this hasn’t seemed to keep the creative teams at both Bajaj and Triumph from playing around with the possibilities.