Triumph to Bring Smaller-Displacement Models to America


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Get Ready for Some Smaller Triumph Models​

I won’t say the days of large-displacement motorcycles are over, but I will say that more and more people seem interested in middle-displacement and smaller-displacement two-wheeled machines. Maybe its the fact that more folks are looking for commuter machines, maybe they just want something light and fun. Whatever the case, I’m on board, and now it seems Triumph could bring smaller displacement models to America.

The company has been in talks to team up with Bajaj a while back with the intention of producing smaller-displacement motorcycles. According to Indian Autos Blog, Rajiv Bajaj gave a talk recently about the company and mentioned Triumph, which means that they are still working towards this goal. He said the following:

Last year we exported as much as 40 percent of our production. The 40 percent of our production was two million vehicles out of five million last year – motorcycles and three-wheelers included. This export was to over 70 countries, I believe close to 79 – ranging from the export of Pulsars, Dominars and the KTMs, and very soon we hope the Husqvarnas, and very soon into the future, the Triumphs to the markets of US, Europe, and Japan.

The bikes in question would range in displacement from 400 to 800cc. This could make for some very cool Triumph motorcycles. The first that comes to mind is a direct competitor to the Royal Enfield INT650. Triumph has the Bonneville, why not make a smaller displacement version? Others could be a competitor to the Royal Enfield Himalayan. A smaller displacement Triumph Scrambler comes to mind. It’ll be interesting to see what happens here.

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Wow, Triumph is really spreading out!
Motorcycle sales in the US and in the West in general are declining. Triumph seems to be holding its own but HD is being hit pretty hard by the slump. There are a lot of factors in play in this slump.
1. Younger people are looking for smaller and lighter. They are NOT looking for their dad's motorcycle.
2. Younger people are looking for comfort, reliability and turn key and go - limited maintenance.
3. Millennials are looking for automatic transmissions. Turn key, twist throttle and go. These folks have no concept of the clutch and shifting - and aren't interested in learning. That is why scooter sales are rising. Most scooters are automatic. Triumph would do well to to build a Bonnie styled Rebel with an automatic tranny light, easy to maneuver, reliable, and automatic. Triumph are you listening?

There is a standing joke in this country that a clutch is a millennials anti theft device. Case in point - a few weeks ago in Orlando, a millennial hijacked an elderly man's car and forced the man out of his car. The hijacker did not get far and was caught. It seems the car had a manual transmission the idiot had no no clue as to how to drive it.

All of my kids and grandkids can drive manual transmission vehicles. I hope they pass this to my great grandkids.
They need a dohc twin that can be stretched out to 750 for American Flat Track competition. A tiny triple would be neat though.

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