In another potentially collaboration, Triumph Motorcycles and Bajaj are believed to be working on the development of a 250cc scrambler motorcycle. 

  • several reliable Indian publications have reported sightings of the Speed 250 and Scrambler 250 models listed on the manufacturer’s website.
  • a 250cc scrambler could expand Triumph’s market reach globally. 

Bajaj has been entrusted with the production and development of the Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X models, which were recently launched to great acclaim on June 27, 2023. 

By outsourcing production to Bajaj, Triumph aims to make its motorcycles more accessible to a wider range of riders around the globe.

The introduction of the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X motorcycles has significantly lowered the entry barriers to Triumph ownership, as these new models are considerably more affordable than the existing lineup. Prior to their release, the Trident 660 stood as the most affordable Triumph motorcycle. 

Although the purported listings of the Speed 250 and Scrambler 250 on Triumph’s website could not be independently verified, the multiple credible sources reporting their presence indicate that these models are either in development or already prepared for an imminent launch.

While it is essential to approach these reports as speculative until officially confirmed by Triumph, the introduction of a 250cc motorcycle series would undoubtedly strengthen the brand’s presence and appeal to a wider audience.

The Malaysian Motorcycle Assessment Programme (MyMAP) has officially announced the opening of participation to all motorcycle manufacturers in Malaysia for the above 250cc category and all engine combinations, including internal combustion engines (ICE), hybrid, and electric models. 

  • Phase 2 and 3 is open to all 250cc and above motorcycles. 
  • The MyMAP programme is dedicated in promoting safer motorcycles. 

This development marks a significant expansion of the program and presents an opportunity for premium and high-powered motorcycle models to showcase their safety technology.

Since its inception, MyMAP has been dedicated to promoting safer motorcycles, and it has already awarded five-star ratings to nine motorcycle models from various manufacturers in Malaysia.

However, until now, participation in the program was optional and limited to motorcycles with engine capacities of 250cc and below. With the implementation of the second phase, MyMAP will include motorcycles over 250cc, and eventually, the third phase will encompass all motorcycle types with diverse power combinations.

Director of the Research Center for Vehicle Safety and Biomechanics, Ts. Zulhaidi Jawi, expressed his satisfaction with the response from large and hybrid-powered motorcycle manufacturers.

“We have received many applications from manufacturers, which led to the early opening of the third phase of participation,” he said. 

This move is expected to encourage more manufacturers to join MyMAP, promoting the integration of safety technology into basic or affordable models. It aligns with the evolving motorcycle market in Malaysia, which aims to offer a wide range of additional safety features at reasonable prices.

MIROS welcomes manufacturers who are interested in participating in this rating program to submit their applications via email to

Benelli Malaysia has unveiled its latest model, the TNT25N, aimed at motorcycle enthusiasts looking for a machine that is both easy to handle and powerful.

  • The TNT25N is available in Malaysia in three colours: Power Black, Strength Red, and Golden Yellow.
  • The TNT25N makes 25.5hp and 21.2Nm.

Equipped with a single-cylinder, DOHC, 249cc, liquid-cooled engine mated to a six-speed transmission, the TNT25N is capable of delivering a maximum power output of 25.5Hp at 9,250rpm and a torque of 21.2Nm at 8,000rpm. The bike features bright headlights, LED signal lamps, and a digital meter panel. The brake system uses a single 260 mm disc in the front and a single 240 mm disc on the rear.

The TNT25N also boasts an inverted fork on the front suspension and a single shock absorber on the rear suspension, ensuring a smooth ride throughout. The result is better handling and stability, making the TNT25N a great option for riders seeking a high-performance bike that is also easy to handle.

The new Benelli model is now available at any authorised Mforce dealer throughout Malaysia for an introductory price of RM12,998.00 (excluding insurance and road tax). Buyers of the TNT25N will enjoy a manufacturer’s warranty of two years or a mileage of 20,000 km (whichever comes first) and online spare parts purchase service by MForce Bike Holdings Sdn. Bhd.

The launch of the new TNT25N model underscores Benelli Malaysia’s commitment to providing its customers with the latest and most advanced motorcycles that meet the demands of motorcycle enthusiasts in Malaysia.

Modenas currently rebadged several Bajaj-made models for the Malaysian market including the Pulsar 200, Pulsar 160 and the popular Dominar 400. 

  • The Dominar 250 features the same bodywork as the Dominar 400. 
  • The quarter-litre sport-tourer makes 27hp and 23.5Nm. 

However, in a latest development it has come to our knowledge that Modenas is set to expand its motorcycle range with the introduction of the Dominar 250. 

Although no official announcement made just yet, we understand that the Dominar 250 could be introduce in Q2 2023. 

The Dominar 250 made its official debut in India back in March 2020 and it looks to be one very respectable 250cc sport-touring model for the masses. Priced at Rs 1.60 lakh (around RM9,163 after direct conversion), it’s the perfect beginner’s bike for those looking to go the extra mile.

It’s also a considerable price cut compared to its bigger and more powerful sibling, the Dominar 400. We’re guessing that a lot of folks here in Malaysia would be interested in this particular model considering it carries a lot of the great specs of the Dominar 400 into its 250cc package (which also means that riders here won’t have to upgrade their riding license).

Fitted with a 250cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC engine taken from the KTM 250 Duke, the 2020 Bajaj Dominar 250 has been tuned to produce 27hp at 8,500rpm and 23.5Nm of max torque at 6,500rpm. All that power is transferred to the rear wheel via a six-speed manual transmission and all the emissions go through a double-barrel exhaust unit.


Housed within a beam type perimeter frame, the new Dominar 250 also comes with 37mm USD front forks, Multi-step adjustable Mono Shox rear suspension with Nitrox, dual-channel ABS (300mm front disc, 230mm rear disc), and 17-inch wheels.

Triumph-Bajaj’s upcoming motorcycle was caught doing rounds for the first time back in February 2022.

  • The upcoming motorcycle could feature between 250cc to 500cc powertrain.
  • features Bonneville inspired components including tanks, headlamp and dash. 

At the time, some spy shots were shared online, and we could see that the upcoming Baby Triumph would not be based on the Trident 660 or any of the Hinckley’s naked range; instead, the test mule looked similar to the firm’s Bonneville lineup, albeit a smaller one.

However, in the latest exclusive images shared by MCN, we can now take a closer look at Triumph-Bajaj’s first fruit of marriage.

These spy shots of Triumph’s ‘baby Bonneville’ look similar to the test mule seen earlier this year.

According to MCN, these photos were captured not far from Triumph’s Hinckley headquarters, hinting that it is in a later stage of testing and could be launched soon.

Triumph is tight-lipped on the bike’s engine capacity, but numerous reports suggest the affordable ‘baby Bonneville’ could range between 250cc to 500cc.

Based on the finishing, the new motorcycle indeed inherent Triumph styling cue and quality, with Bajaj lending a helping hand in developing the engine. As a result, while it could be Triumph’s most affordable motorcycle in its stable, they are not going to be as ‘cheap’ as you might think.

Moreover, you can easily capture various components inspired by the bigger Bonneville, including the tank, chrome filler cap, blacked-out engine cases, tubular frame, and round headlamp.

Meanwhile, we expect Triumph to roll out the new range in 2023.

(source: MCN)

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