Triumph motorcycles launched 10 bikes in India a few days back and has its Manesar facility up and running, where 6 of them are will be assembled via the CKD route. The 10 bikes launched initially are meant for the high end biking segment of the country but triumph wants to tap the lower engine capacity market in India and other developing markets. It announced during the EICMA show that it would launch a 250cc faired sports bike in global markets including India by 2015. Spy shots of the bike have now been uploaded online, and it looks pretty much like the sketches the company revealed during the announcement at EICMA, it looks like a smaller version of the Daytona 675R which has been launched in India.
When launched the new Triumph 250cc sports bike will be lock horns against the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 250R and Kawasaki Ninja 300R and the Honda CBR250R and Honda CBR300R. Yamaha had also revealed the R25 concept at EICMA 2013 which will also hit the launch-pad pretty much at the same time as the 250cc Triumph offering. The bike in all likelihood will be sold under the Daytona moniker.
The bike features a full fairing and will have a single cylinder heart which will have a power output in the range of 27-30 BHP but it may be something north of that as well. The bike has a twin-headlamp up front and full fairing will appeal to the fairing hungry Indian audience. The bike features a step-up seat, grab rails at the rear and single disc brake up front and rear. The alloys come with a 5 spoke design.
And that is not all, the bike might as well come in a naked guise as well which will be inspired by the Triumph Street Triple. From the looks of it, the bike looks like an average guy’s everyday sportsbike which will double up as a decent tourer over the weekends. The British bike marquee has some pretty aggressive plans for future and the 250cc offering will be the key offering in the company’s future.
And before we sign off, even Harley Davidson is considering launching 250cc-300cc bikes in future. So as an avid biker, I surely have something really interesting to look up to. What about you? Let us know in comment section below.