Triumph Motorcycles has made a significant entrance into the motocross arena with the launch of its highly anticipated TF 250-X. Revealed on November 28, 2023, this bike marks Triumph's first foray into dedicated motocross machinery, bringing a fresh perspective to the segment.
The New Contender: Triumph TF 250-X
The Triumph TF 250-X is a testament to the brand's commitment to innovation and performance. It features a unique combination of an in-house designed frame and engine, augmented by premium components. This motocross bike is not just about raw power; it's about delivering a refined and exhilarating riding experience.
At the heart of the TF 250-X lies a robust 249.95cc single-cylinder engine. This four-stroke powerplant is equipped with dual overhead cams and boasts a compression ratio of 14.4:1. Its bore and stroke measure 78mm by 52.3mm, respectively. The engine benefits from advanced Dell'Orto electronic fuel injection and is paired with a seamless five-speed gearbox.
Chassis and Suspension:
Triumph has opted for an aluminum spine frame, combined with a matching aluminum swingarm, ensuring both strength and agility. The bike's suspension system features a KYB 48mm coil spring fork, offering 310mm of travel and full adjustability. The rear suspension, a KYB coil spring, provides 305mm of travel with options for tweaking both compression and rebound settings.
Advanced Braking System:
Braking is a crucial aspect of motocross, and Triumph has spared no expense here. The TF 250-X is equipped with a Brembo twin 24mm piston front brake caliper and a 260mm Galfer front disc. The rear features a Brembo single 26mm piston caliper and a 220mm Galfer disc, ensuring reliable and responsive braking.
Dimensions and Design:
With a wheelbase of 1,492mm and a handlebar width of 836mm, the TF 250-X promises agility and control. The bike stands tall at a height of 1,270mm, with a seat height of 960mm, making it accessible to a wide range of riders. Its rake and trail are set at 27.4 degrees and 116mm, respectively. The motorcycle weighs in at a mere 229 pounds (wet weight), making it a lightweight contender in its class.
Wheels and Tires:
The TF 250-X rolls on a 21-inch front and a 19-inch rear wheel, shod with Pirelli Scorpion MX32 tires. These wheels not only enhance the bike's off-road capabilities but also add to its striking appearance.
Pricing and Availability:
Triumph has announced the TF 250-X will be available from Spring 2024, with an MSRP of $9,995 in the United States. The company also plans to establish around 300 dedicated Motocross and Enduro centers globally by the end of 2024.
The 2024 Triumph TF 250-X is set to redefine the standards in the motocross segment. With its innovative design, high-end components, and competitive pricing, this bike is poised to attract enthusiasts and professionals alike. Triumph's entry into the motocross world signals an exciting new chapter for the brand and the sport.