On the 5th of July, 2023, Bajaj-Triumph is going to launch one of its two motorcycles in the Indian market, if we go by a teaser image released by the company. The teaser gives us a glimpse at a silhouette of what appears to be a modern-retro offering, suggesting that it could be the entry-level Roadster in the Triumph Bonneville line-up. We anticipate the name to be the Street 400, given the bikemaker's naming convention. Born out of a partnership between the two motorcycle manufacturers, the Roadster will be up for grabs on the abovementioned date, probably along with the Scrambler version. However, there are no official details pertaining to the same. Prices of both the Roadster and the Scrambler will be revealed after their global debut on June 27 in London, UK.
The entry-level motorcycles have also been spotted testing on several occasions. As per a previous set of spy images, the upcoming Scrambler will likely get a classic fuel tank design with rubber padding, a round LED headlamp, a beak-type fender, a pillion grab rail, a saree guard, and sleek turn indicators. Furthermore, a quick shifter and traction control could also come in handy.
Designed mainly for everyday travel, the Roadster unit revealed a single exhaust exit, a pillion passenger's rear grab handle, a single-piece seat, and a saree guard, when it was spotted a couple of months back. Moreover, it is possible that the bar-end mirrors are a part of the extensive accessory selection that Triumph provides with its models.
Bajaj-Triumph Roadster, Scrambler: Engine, Hardware
The motorcycles are probably going to be powered by a 400cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that will be updated to offer low-end torque delivery. A 6-speed transmission will be mated to it, accompanied by a slipper and assist clutch. While the power figures are made official yet, one can expect the liquid-cooled engine to deliver around 40bhp of maximum power.
In terms of suspension, the 400cc bikes have upside-down forks at the front and a preload adjustable mono-shock at the rear. For braking duties, front and rear discs with a dual-channel anti-lock braking system are used.
Bajaj-Triumph Roadster, Scrambler: Features
On the feature front, it is anticipated that the motorcycles will offer all-LED lighting, a TFT instrument console, a ride-by-wire throttle, a slipper clutch, and riding modes. The Roadster will ride on 17-inch wheels wrapped in road-focused tyres, while the Scrambler will sit on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear alloy wheels.
Bajaj-Triumph Roadster, Scrambler: Price, Rivals
Upon launch, the Bajaj-Triumph Roadster and the Scrambler will likely be priced below Rs 3 lakh (ex-showroom), if we go by some industry reports. In the Indian market, the Roadster will be Bajaj-Triumph's answer to the likes of the Honda H'ness CB350 and the Royal Enfield Classic 350, while the Scrambler will go up against the Yezdi Scrambler and the Royal Enfield Scram 411.