Norton Combat To Be TVS’ New Royal Enfield 650 Rival In India?

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Norton Combat name registered in the trademark journal of India and the motorcycle will likely be the TVS’s shot at the Royal Enfield 650cc offerings

Norton Motorcycles, the iconic British brand which was acquired by TVS in 2020 has registered a trademark for a new name in India. This means that TVS will introduce the Norton brand in the country and its first product could likely be named Combat. There are rumours suggesting that this is the new cruiser motorcycle developed by TVS to take on the likes of Royal Enfield. What’s this update all about? Let’s find out.

Norton Combat Name Trademarked In India: Details

As per the latest media reports, Norton Combat is likely the name of a new cruiser-styled motorcycle which is already under development by TVS Motor Company and this could be the first co-engineered product under the Norton badge for the Indian market.

This development is in line with the fact that the Indian two-wheeler manufacturer registered a design patent sometime back. So, as per the leaked images, the bike sports a classic cruiser stance with a round headlamp, a wide conventional handlebar, USD forks and fat rubber. It is expected to be powered by an air/oil-cooled engine with a capacity of odd 500cc.

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Moreover, reports were floating in the market regarding TVS working on a new twin-cylinder engine to square off with the Royal Enfield 650cc bikes. This new engine will likely have similar output figures to that of RE’s 47 bhp and 52 Nm torque. So, this could be it and we might see a new twin-cylinder motorcycle from the house of TVS in the near future.

After the launch of the Harley Davidson X440 made in partnership with Hero Motocorp and Speed 400 as well as Scrambler 400X co-developed by Bajaj Auto and Triumph Motorcycles, the competition has further heated up in this segment.

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TVS could also be looking to explore similar arrangements to step up its game in the mid-capacity motorcycle category as its current offering, the Ronin 225 has not fared well on the company’s expectations. That being said, it will be interesting to see how TVS’s strategy to take on Royal Enfield works out.