With the Bajaj-Triumph marriage still lingering on the interwebs, word on the street has it that Bajaj will build a 400cc addition to the Avenger lineage. The problem is that word on the street is as reliable as chinese whisper. The idea is to filter through the hyperbole and reach the most logical conclusion. Here are things we know, Triumph and Bajaj will join hands to build a range of medium sized motorcycles, we know that the first of these will likely be a cruiser to compete with the likes of Royal Enfield. It’s easy to assume that Bajaj will repurpose the Dominar engine in the cruiser, although this could see some serious changes or a complete switch out depending on the extent of Triumphs participation. Now whether this bike will actually continue the Avenger lineage is highly doubtful, considering that Bajaj-Triumph might be looking to market the bike with a slightly premium position. At this point, this is nothing more than our independent speculation. Considering that there has been no word from Bajaj on the subject. However it is safe to expect a mid-range cruiser from Bajaj in 2018.
The current Bajaj Avenger range includes Avenger Street 150, 220 and Cruise 220 and the upcoming Bajaj model might share its engine with the Dominar 400 and the KTM 390 Duke. The Dominar 400 is powered by a 373.3 cc, triple spark four-valve DTS-i fuel injection, liquid cooled engine with 33 hp and 35 Nm of torque. The Bajaj's upcoming new motorcycle, on the other hand, is expected to be powered by a mid-capacity engine that will compete with a Royal Enfield motorcycle. The company might also offer the motorcycle with ABS (Antilock Braking System) as an option along with telescopic forks at the front and conventional twin shock absorbers at the rear.
Some of the expected standard features on the new Bajaj motorcycle will include multi-info instrument cluster with speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge and side-stand warning. It is also expected to feature front and rear disc brakes, LED headlamp and tail lamp.