Trademarking new names is nothing new in the automotive sector and recently the Pune-based two-wheeler manufacturing giant Bajaj Auto Limited also trademarked two new names in India. The names trademarked are Pulsar Elan and Pulsar Eleganza and speculations are that these could make their debuts on one or two new models from the brand in the coming period. According to the reports, the trademarks were filed at the beginning of March.
Reportedly the Pune-based automaker has previously also trademarked names like Twinner, Freerider, Neuron, Fluor, Fluir, Scrambler and Pacer in India. So now with the addition of these two new names, many believe that the company could be adding a ton of new vehicles to its India portfolio. Although it is still unclear whether these names have been trademarked for new models or for the variants of existing models.
As of recent, Bajaj has been focusing on overhauling the Pulsar lineup and with the recent introduction of the Pulsar 250 duo, the process of the reorganization seems to have commenced. Media reports have also suggested that some new models are expected to come out from Bajaj, receiving new engines, underpinnings and designs.
Currently, Bajaj is working in collaboration with the Austrian sports bike manufacturer KTM on a 490cc parallel-twin engine that will be utilised on many forthcoming bikes in the latter’s portfolio. The forthcoming models that could utilize this engine are the 490 Duke, RC490, 490 Adventure, and 490 Supermoto/Enduro. According to some media outlets, Bajaj will also utilize the same engine for some of its premium segment bikes like it has done in the past.
Rumours around the interweb have also suggested that Bajaj could be reviving its famed 150cc motorbike – the Pulsar 150 with one of these two new monikers but it is yet to be confirmed. Other rumours meanwhile have also stated that it could just be the fact that the Pune-based bikemaker could be trademarking all these names just for the sake of saving them for any future use, however, the real reason still remains unclear.
In other Bajaj news, earlier in February, a few images of a couple of Bajaj-Triumph alliance test motorcycles surfaced on the internet. Both the motorcycles spied on the test were seen with a simple design, which connects them to the existing lineup of modern classics from Triumph. The motorcycles came with a rounded LED headlamp and triangular LED turn indicators at the front. The motorcycles spotted were also seen with a rectangular instrument console, which makes us believe that they are going to be full-LCD units.
Both these motorcycles from the Bajaj-Triumph alliance spied looked like they are based on a more cost-effective tubular steel frame with bolt-on subframes. The suspension combination visible on both the motorcycles was upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. Other details visible in the pictures were alloy wheels and front and rear disc brakes. The wheel size on both the motorcycles was not clear for the time being, though from the pictures, it seems that the scrambler gets a larger wheel at the front compared to the rear.