Triumph to Bring Smaller-Displacement Models to America


Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Get Ready for Some Smaller Triumph Models

I won’t say the days of large-displacement motorcycles are over, but I will say that more and more people seem interested in middle-displacement and smaller-displacement two-wheeled machines. Maybe its the fact that more folks are looking for commuter machines, maybe they just want something light and fun. Whatever the case, I’m on board, and now it seems Triumph could bring smaller displacement models to America. 

The company has been in talks to team up with Bajaj a while back with the intention of producing smaller-displacement motorcycles. According to Indian Autos Blog, Rajiv Bajaj gave a talk recently about the company and mentioned Triumph, which means that they are still working towards this goal. He said the following:

Last year we exported as much as 40 percent of our production. The 40 percent of our production was two million vehicles out of five million last year – motorcycles and three-wheelers included. This export was to over 70 countries, I believe close to 79 – ranging from the export of Pulsars, Dominars and the KTMs, and very soon we hope the Husqvarnas, and very soon into the future, the Triumphs to the markets of US, Europe, and Japan.

The bikes in question would range in displacement from 400 to 800cc. This could make for some very cool Triumph motorcycles. The first that comes to mind is a direct competitor to the Royal Enfield INT650. Triumph has the Bonneville, why not make a smaller displacement version? Others could be a competitor to the Royal Enfield Himalayan. A smaller displacement Triumph Scrambler comes to mind. It’ll be interesting to see what happens here.

5 Comments

  1. Avatar
    October 21, 2019
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    If they brought back a 650 pre unit triumph, I’d be all over it. Make it like the original.

    • Wade Thiel
      October 22, 2019
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      You and I are thinking the same way. I’d be all about it.

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    George C Burnham
    October 22, 2019
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    Yes, I want a Triumph with a light weight ratio to these mid range cc’s. Actually, I want a simple classic style street that can convert to a custom Scrambler with just bolt on accessaries. Why custom? Cuz, I want unique to my needs bike: light, 70/30 adventure type tires, upright seating, switchable ABS is a MUST. I love the new Royal Enfield Classics, but way too much under powered. Actually I want a Powerful Royal Enfield classic styled into a scrambler. Low pipes okay. Not going crazy, like just about most scrambler owners actually want.

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    Glen
    October 28, 2019
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    650 to 800cc bikes are NOT small displacement. 350 to 550cc bikes ARE!

  4. Avatar
    October 29, 2019
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    This seems like great competition for the w800 – and a great replacement for the w650. People would go crazy for this in places like South Korea, where I live.

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