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Bajaj made Triumph motorcycles launch in 2022 – Will also be exported

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by Nithyanandh Karupp from https://www.rushlane.com

Could be called Bajaj Avenger 400 / 500 upon launch in India.

Over the years, Bajaj Auto has created a solid export operation which has proved to be quite useful when the domestic market undergoes a rough patch such as the ongoing one. About 40% of Bajaj Auto’s production is shipped out of the country to around 80 markets worldwide. With its partnership with British sportsbike brand Triumph, Bajaj is looking to further improve those export statistics.

The Pune-based two wheeler maker had announced a non-equity partnership with Triumph Motorcycles in August 2017 and is currently in the process of finalizing the finer details of the agreement. Things should start materializing from end-2019 and we are expecting the first product to be born out of this partnership to be ready in the next 3 years.

Bajaj will take the responsibility of manufacturing the products at its facility in a cost effective manner while its British partner will be in charge of engineering and development. Needless to say, the platforms developed under this partnership will spawn both Bajaj and Triumph branded motorcycles.

The made-by-Bajaj Triumph compact displacement motorcycles will be exported to several markets including the US, Europe and Japan. This was revealed by Rajiv Bajaj at a recent event in Delhi.

With small displacement sportsbike segment steadily gaining popularity across the world, adding Triumph to its production portfolio is expected to boost Bajaj’s already strong export operations significantly. Details regarding body styles and displacements of Bajaj-Triumph products are still under wraps but expect them cater to sub-500cc category.

With the KTM Duke and RC ranges, Bajaj Auto has successfully demonstrated its capability to manufacture compact premium motorcycles that can hold their own in international markets. With well established vendor base and know-how of premium product production, the company can easily manage compact displacement Triumphs. It is to be noted that Bajaj is also gearing up to manufacture and export Huqsvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 street fighters.

Bajaj is also upbeat about the domestic electric two wheeler market which is expected to flourish in the coming years. The recently Chetak electric scooter will be spearheading the brand’s electric charge while more such products are in the pipeline. Bajaj is also developing an premium EV platform with KTM for international markets. Qute electric has also been spied on test ahead of launch.

A contraction of “Norton” and “Triumph,” the Triton was born

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Road racing on a closed circuit may be the most demanding of a motorcycle chassis, an engine and the leather-clad rider. Perhaps most revered, especially for its chassis, is the “Featherbed” Manx Norton made from the 1950 through 1962. Earliest Manx models were rigid (no rear suspension) with girder forks. Then the plunger rear suspension was developed. But fitted with the McCandless brothers Featherbed frame for 1950, the Manx was at its height in chassis design, and the bike to beat on tracks like the Isle of Man.

But the Manx Norton was never road legal, so many street riders seeking maximum handling qualities emulated the Manx, and substituted road-going Norton twin frames and used more street-able engines like Triumph twins at the same time. A contraction of “Norton” and “Triumph,” the Triton was born; the Norton featherbed frame and a Triumph twin engine. Going all out and using a Vincent twin engine, a NorVin was created.

As with this machine, clip-on bars, a “bread loaf” fuel tank, a decked seat, alloy rims, big front brakes and rear-set foot-pegs were mandatory, even if comfort was compromised. These features put the rider low in a streamlined posture and offered fuel capacity for long races. Light weight is desirable for racing so many components are aluminum, even magnesium on true old race bikes. This Triton uses a lot of aluminum for chassis components and to add to its style, much of it is polished. Bold striping on the silver paint and red piping on the seat mimic the Manx Norton design as does the oil tank access through the seat and conical rear brake.

As big fans of closed course road racing, European and British riders built the earliest of cafe racers and proudly rode them on public roads, often running over the speed limit. The craze came to America in the 1960’s and has thankfully had a recent resurgence though it is more likely 70’s Japanese bikes that are reworked into cafe racers today.

When you visit the National Motorcycle Museum you can view this Triton and a few cafe racers based around British, Italian and Japanese motorcycles and some true road racers, the inspiration for the cafe racer. This great Triton is from the John and Jill Parham Collection.

Specifications:

  • Engine: Four-Stroke Twin, Unit Triumph
  • Type: Overhead Valves, Two Valves per Cylinder
  • Bore & Stroke: 71mm x 82mm
  • Displacement: 649cc’s
  • Compression Ratio: 8.5 – 1
  • Ignition: Battery/ Points
  • Carburetor: Twin Amal Concentric
  • Starting: Kick Only
  • Horsepower: About 45HP
  • Primary: Chain Driven
  • Clutch: Wet, Multi-Plate
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Transmission: 4-Speed
  • Frame: Featherbed Duplex, Steel
  • Suspension: “Road Holder” Hydraulic Fork / Swing-arm, Koni Shocks
  • Brakes: Drum Front / Drum Rear
  • Wheelbase: 56.5 Inches
  • Weight: 375 Pounds
  • Top Speed: 115MPH

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Triumph Resurrects Its Torque Monster, The Rocket III

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Denton Moto Born Free 11 Bike Build

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Denton Moto Born Free 11 Bike Build / Tucker Films

The Tucker Team once again heads west, this time in support our friend David Morales, co-founder of Denton Moto as he enters his 1957 Triumph “Freebird” in the Born Free 11 Invited Builders Show. See what David has to the say about his custom build.

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Triumph recalls 1,000 motorcycles in India for minor upgrades

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Affected model include Headstock Tidy, Street Scrambler, Street Twin, Bonneville T100 and Bonneville T120.

NEW DELHI: British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles Ltd has announced a recall of certain models, affecting around 1,000 motorcycles in India.

Affected model include Headstock Tidy, Street Scrambler, Street Twin, Bonneville T100 and Bonneville T120. Changes and upgrades in indicator, main beam malfunction and a possible loss of engine power caused by the clutch cable contacting the main harness, resulting in damage to the wiring within the main harness will be carried out.

“Any concerned customers are asked in the first instance to contact their local Triumph Dealer as soon as possible, who will be able to carry out all necessary work as required at no cost to the owner,” the company said in a statement.

Last World War II Great Escape veteran Jack Lyon dies, aged 101

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Jack Lyon was captured after his plane crash-landed near Dusseldorf. He was lookout during the breakout bid from Stalag Luft III in 1944, but the escape tunnel was uncovered before he had the chance to get out himself.

The Hollywood movie starring Steve McQueen gave us some of the most iconic images of World War II in any movies ever made.

Jack’s death is especially poignant as it comes just two weeks before the 75th anniversary of the Great Escape, on March 24.

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Motorcycles on Three Wheels

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Motorcycles on Three Wheels
The sidecar riding experience and how to do it
by Ujjwal Dey

Motorcycles are fun. And so is travelling long distances or touring on motorcycles. Many touring options are available for big bikes with big budgets. But suppose you are young and wild and free but on a limited budget, what do you do? Ask your friends and they will say a car trip ain’t as much fun as being one with the road on a motorcycle. The environment, the atmosphere, the surroundings, it all hugs you, body and soul, when you tour on a motorcycle. So, here is an option hippies globally celebrate–Sidecars. A third wheel for your motorcycle. No more slippery roads for your two-wheeler. More luggage space. Bring more friends to the road trip party. Bring your dog too.

We recently covered the Ural Motorcycles phenomenon on www.BikernetTrikes.com and if that has inspired you but you are not sure about buying a whole Ural, well just buy a sidecar then. There are many companies including Ural itself, which sells Sidecars as an accessory for your existing motorcycle. So no, you don’t have to switch loyalty or buy a new bike. Just buy the goodies to attach a sidecar to your Harley-Davidson or Triumph or Indian.

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Let us know your experience and adventures at wayfarer@bikernet.com

Master Builder Champion of Artistry in Iron: Rocket Bob’s Cycle Works

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“Rocket Bob’s Cycle Works” Claims Title of Master Builder Champion of Artistry in Iron
Pearson Won with a Masterful Triumph-based Build Named “Speed Weevil”. It’s a salt flat racer and features a number of unique design points. The annual invitation-only competition, sponsored by Steve Soffa Enterprises and Paughco, included 16 award winning builders. The bikes were judged solely by the master builders themselves, and Pearson was presented with a check for $10,000 from Las Vegas BikeFest as well as a custom designed championship bracelet created by renowned designer and master artisan Steve Soffa.

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