One of the biggest announcements this year in the world of motorcycling was that Triumph was working on building a motocross bike.
That was quickly followed by months of teasing and info drops.
And now the time has finally come for Triumph to officially unveil its latest model and it is known as the TF250-X.
The new bike was developed entirely by Triumph and in close collaboration with race champions Rick Carmichael and Ivan Cervantes who will also be part of Triumph’s new motocross race team.
Powering the new bike is an all-new racing powertrain – a competition based four-stroke single-piston engine that is said to be ultra compact and super light.
It boasts a forged aluminium piston and titanium valves and also has diamond-like carbon low friction coatings, lightweight magnesium covers and an Exedy Belleville clutch.
For hardcore motocross riders, Triumph is also offering an advanced engine management application called the MX Tune Pro app. This enables riders to use real-time user selectable mapping, real-time engine sensor dashboard and live diagnostic functionality through a controlled programmable engine management system.
As for the chassis, the new Triumph uses a unique high-strength aluminium chassis with a lightweight spine frame and twin cradles.
Triumph says the new chassis offers optimum balance of performance, mass and flexibility while the total weight of the bike sets a new benchmarks for the best “power-to-weight” ratio in the category.
Being a motocross bike, the suspension setup of the new Triumph does not disappoint. Absorption duties is managed by KYB and consists of 48mm AOS coil forks up front that feature forged and machined 7075-T6 aluminium triple clamps and a three-way piggyback coil rear shock.
Braking duties on the other hand is managed by Brembo and features twin 24mm piston floating front callipers and a single 26mm piston floating rear calliper. The discs are supplied by Galfer and measure in at 260mm up front and 220mm discs at the rear.
Wheels are supplied by Dirtstar, specifically the 7000 Series aluminium rims with machined hubs that are hugged by Pirelli Scorpion MX32 mid-soft tyres.
The new Triumph will also come with an impressive list of accessories that include:
1. Akrapovic full titanium exhaust system.
2. XTrif hole shot device.
3. Athena LC-GPA launch control module with rider-selectable enhanced traction control and launch control settings and LED engine speed indicator.
4. MX Tune Pro wi-fi module
5. Performance gripper seat and seat cover.
6. Bodywork replacement kit.
As part of the introduction of the new TF250-X, Triumph will also be introducing new specialist Triumph Motocross and Enduro centres but these will be centred around Europe, Australia and the USA. We don’t expect these centres to pop up in the Asian region anytime soon.
The introduction of the new motocross bike is also part of the Triumph’s latest venture into a new segment of motorsports. The company has set up a new race team called the US SuperMotocross World Championship Team which will field the all-new TF250-X in the 2024 World Championship.
As for pricing, the new Triumph is priced at 9,795 Pounds which is roughly about RM60,000 before taxes. However, we don’t expect the TF250-X to be offered in the Malaysian market.