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Bajaj-built Triumph motorcycle coming soon

News of the Triumph Motorcycles Philippines and Bajaj Auto joint venture has been circulating since 2017. In early 2020, this partnership officially began, with Bajaj Auto distributing Triumph Motorcycles in India, as well as building models. small displacement motor for the British motorcycle manufacturer.

Unfortunately, the global pandemic has put the project aside. It only started recently, now some countries are reopening.

The head of Triumph brand management, Miles Perkins, confirmed in an interview that the project is currently in the works and a prototype of a small displacement motorcycle bearing the Triumph badge has been created. Perkins said these are going to be great weapons, he has seen the bikes in development and prototypes for them, things are moving in the right direction. He and his team have yet to confirm exactly what the bikes are and when exactly they will be rolling them out, but [the news] will be there soon.

It’s no secret that Bajaj manufactures KTM entry-level motorcycles and these motorcycles share the same engines and most of their components with some of the Bajaj branded motorcycles. In the Philippines, many Bajaj bikes are renamed Kawasaki motorcycles.

They share similar leadership principles and values. The working relationship is strong, the design development is entirely Triumph, they are Triumph and the partnership builds them and sells them around the world. What Bajaj delivers is phenomenal in terms of quality development in this volume, especially at the lower capacity range, Perkins added.

While these small-capacity Triumph motorcycles will likely be aimed at the Asian market, the Hinckley-based manufacturer says the partnership will also export them to the rest of the world.

If there is one good thing about the pandemic, it is the fact that many people have started riding motorbikes again, while many others have started riding motorbikes. Almost all motorcycle manufacturers publish record sales figures and new motorcycle models are being developed.

As for Triumph Motorcycles Philippines, they are pleased to announce that the most anticipated and technologically advanced Tiger 1200 model of 2022 is now available in the country and with a starting price of PHP 1,460 million.

Tiger 1200 vs R 1250 GS/GSA

Since this is an adventure bike, we couldn’t help but compare the new Tiger 1200 with BMW’s R 1250 GS/GSA. According to Triumph, the new Tiger 1200, with its 3-cylinder engine, is still 17kg lighter than the nearest adventure bike available on the market today.

In addition, in terms of power, the new Tiger 1200 is ahead of the Germans with a power of 150 PS. On the other hand, the GS with the boxer engine makes 138 PS. Throughout the all-new Tiger 1200 range, a newly developed lightweight chassis, with a bolted aluminum subframe and triple-link swingarm, has been developed by British engineers.

Radar equipped

Like the more premium and expensive cars on the market today, the all-new Tiger 1200 is equipped with Triumph’s blind-spot radar system, developed in collaboration with Continental. Simply put, this system helps drivers make safer decisions while riding.

In addition, the new suspension of the Tiger 1200 made by Japan’s Showa can be adjusted electronically. Along with the normal driving modes, ABS and traction control, Triumph has also optimized them for safe cornering. The TFT screen is now larger at 7 inches and can be connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone.

Availability

The all-new Tiger 1200 is available in GT Pro, starting at PHP 1,460 million. The GT Explorer, starting at PHP 1,625 million, while the Rally Pro and the off-road Rally Explorer with a 30 liter fuel tank, are available in SRP with prices starting at PHP 1,690 million.

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