Here’s Triumph’s Next Small-Bore Scrambler!

The Scrambler lineup is one of Triumph’s biggest success stories, but for the past nearly-20-years, those bikes have been big-bore machines, and aimed at customers with a bit of money. Now, as you can see in the video above, we are about to see something new: A budget-friendly Triumph retro scrambler that’s made in India, with a small-capacity engine.

We’ve known about this bike for a while now. In fact, we expected it to be on the market by now. Years after abandoning its initial made-in-India 250cc project, Triumph announced a new team-up with Bajaj (the same Indian company that owns a big chunk of KTM). The Bajaj-built bike was expected before now, but as you can see from the video above, it appears ready for release in the very near future.

The video gives us an idea of what to expect—a single-cylinder engine, USD forks, a combined LCD/analogue dash, some retro luggage options, and an overall layout that’s very similar to the Royal Enfield Himalayan. No doubt the Himi is inspiration for this machine, as it’s been a big success for Royal Enfield and demonstrated there’s not just a market for this sort of bike in India itself, but around the world.

The engine should be in the 350-400 range. Most educated guesses figure it’ll be 400 and that Bajaj might even make a 250 version as well. We also know (because we’ve seen it in spy shots) that Triumph will make a more street-oriented version of this bike, to appeal to customers who want a classic roadster. Expect them both to hit the market by this fall…

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