After the debut of the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X, Triumph could possibly introduce a cafe racer based on the new 400cc platform which will likely be called Thruxton
Triumph India in collaboration with the Indian two-wheeler giant, Bajaj Auto, introduced its latest offerings, the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X in the Indian market. While the Speed 400’s price is out, the Scrambler 400X will officially be launched around the festive season. This is just the start as the UK-based two-wheeler manufacturer could likely introduce a few more models based on its fresh 400cc platform. What’s the logic behind this? Let’s find out.
Triumph Thruxton 400 Cafe Racer Is A High Possibility: Details
Spawning multiple models using the same platform is a common practice by two-wheeler manufacturers nowadays. This helps the companies to capitalize on the full potential of their platform in turn targeting multiple segments and extracting maximum sales numbers.
Turing a roadster into a scrambler or café racer is just a few alterations away, essentially to the frame as well as the design of the bike and some changes to the engine tuning and gear ratios. In the case of Triumph, during the launch of Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X, the company highlighted three categories of motorcycles in the ‘New Modern Classic’ category i.e. Scramblers, Modern Classic Roadster and Café Racers.
Amongst these, the Scrambler and Roadster bikes have already been launched, thus hinting at a Café Racer is also in the pipeline. However, as per some media reports, the launch is still a long time away, most probably in the second half of next year.
Another category of motorcycle which will likely spawn Triumph’s 400cc platform could be a bobber. This category of motorcycle is not a new affair for the company and it already sells the Bonneville Bobber in the Indian market. Although, turning a regular street-oriented machine into a bobber isn’t an easy task and requires heavy remodelling as this category has an altogether different riding geometry and stance.
That’s why we believe that a 400cc bobber is last in line for the UK-based bike manufacturer and it will only be launched once the current range comprising Street 400 and Scrambler 400X has established a stronghold in the market.