Is Bajaj working on a parallel-twin motorcycle that will directly rival the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650? We don’t know that yet, but it is confirmed that Bajaj Auto has trademarked the name ‘Twinner’.
Bajaj has filed a trademark for the name ‘Twinner’. The name suggests that Bajaj is developing a twin-cylinder motorcycle. Could it be a two-pot Dominar or a motorcycle in the premium segment, produced in conjunction with Triumph? It is too soon to confirm; however, it has been confirmed by Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto, that the firm is developing a brand new product from the ground up. There are good odds that Bajaj may consider stepping into the premium segment with a large capacity motorcycle and up its game, especially after the Dominar 400 has seen a fair amount of success in the country for the past five years.
Another possibility is that Bajaj Auto might use the Twinner name for an adventure sport motorcycle as well. Bajaj has already confirmed that it will launch a 250cc adventure tourer, which will borrow its platform and engine from the latest Pulsar N250 and F250.
Bajaj may call the new soft-core ADV the Twinner, with an intent to highlight its dual personality of being capable both in the urban setting and on mild trails.
However, these are just speculations for now and we aren’t entirely sure if Bajaj will use the Twinner name for a motorcycle. It can also be for a version of the Bajaj Qute, which may pack a higher-capacity twin-cylinder engine.