Triumph Bikes has launched the brand new 2024 Triumph TF 250-X motocross bike. Recognizing that the 250cc motocross market is very aggressive, Triumph mentioned it labored in shut collaboration with racing champions Ricky Carmichael and Iván Cervantes to develop the 4-stroke competitors mannequin from the bottom up, together with a brand new engine, chassis, and electronics.
A community of Triumph sellers will supply gross sales, service, elements, and a brand new devoted vary of attire, and the community might be backed by a mobile-optimized 24/7 on-line elements provide system, so homeowners can order for specific supply, straight from the observe. Moreover, Triumph says that with the event of the bike, it’s well-placed to start its motocross racing program in 2024.
“The launch of the TF 250-X is the end result of a big dedication and funding from Triumph, to not simply convey a very new bike to the motocross world, however to ship a successful efficiency,” mentioned Steve Sargent, Triumph’s chief product supervisor.
“To realize this,” he continued, “we’re targeted on delivering essentially the most full bundle for any driving degree, from champion to novice.”
As a part of the Triumph TF 250-X improvement, the corporate developed an all-new efficiency racing powertrain. The brand new competitors Single with DOHC is compact and light-weight, with a cast aluminum piston and titanium valves, and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The engine additionally has DLC low-friction coatings, light-weight magnesium covers, and an Exedy Belleville clutch.
Superior engine administration and tunability is complemented by the optionally available accent MX Tune Professional app, enabling riders to make use of real-time user-selectable mapping, a real-time engine sensor dashboard, and dwell diagnostic performance by way of a managed and programmable engine administration system.
The aluminum chassis has a light-weight, high-strength backbone body with twin cradles, designed for a steadiness of efficiency, mass, and suppleness. Triumph says the overall weight of the bike, with a claimed curb weight of 229 lb, will see the TF 250-X set a brand new benchmark for one of the best ‘power-to-weight’ ratio within the class. It additionally delivers a excessive degree of tunability to go well with completely different riders and types.
For suspension, the bike has KYB elements, with a 48mm AOS coil fork adjustable for compression and rebound, cast and machined 7075-T6 aluminum triple clamps, and a three-way piggyback coil rear shock adjustable for rebound and each high- and low-speed compression. Journey is 12.2 inches within the entrance and 12.0 inches within the rear.
For stopping energy, the bike contains a Brembo 2-piston entrance caliper with a Galfer 260mm disc and a 1-piston rear caliper with a 220mm disc. DirtStar 7000 Collection aluminum rims and machined aluminum hubs are fitted with Pirelli Scorpion MX32 mid-soft tires (21-inch entrance, 19-inch rear). Lastly, Professional-Taper ACF carbon core bars and ODI half-waffle lock on grips full the arrange.
Along with the specs already included as commonplace, Triumph has labored with premium manufacturers to create a devoted vary of competitors equipment to additional improve efficiency and functionality, together with the next:
- Akrapovič full titanium exhaust system
- XTrig gap shot machine
- Athena LC-GPA launch management module with rider-selectable enhanced traction management and launch management settings and LED engine velocity indicator
- MX Tune Professional wi-fi module
- Efficiency gripper seat and seat cowl
- Bodywork alternative package
Beginning in spring 2024, specialist Triumph Off-Highway/Twin Sport sellers will start carrying the brand new TF 250-X. These sellers might be absolutely skilled to supply a complete gross sales, service, elements, clothes, and race assist expertise that meets the wants and expectations of off-road riders.
This community might be backed up with a singular 24/7 elements and equipment provide system. Riders can choose what they want, examine availability and value, and place an order for specific supply, commonplace supply, or click on and gather from their native Triumph off-road vendor.
The 2024 Triumph TF 250-X will begin at $9,995 within the Triumph Racing Yellow and Black graphics scheme, and orders might be positioned now at Triumph’s new motocross sellers. For extra info or to search out your native vendor go to the Triumph Bikes web site.
Racing Pedigree Behind Triumph TF 250-X
A few of Triumph’s racing achievements embody the Moto2 championship the place Triumph engines have helped to rework the category, setting new Moto2 lap and velocity data at tracks all over the world. From manufacturing facility World Supersport racing to a number of Supersport wins on the Isle of Man TT and the Daytona 200, the Triumph groups are targeted on success.
Ricky Carmichael, one the best MX rider of all time, labored with the Triumph chassis and engine groups throughout the journey of scoping, prototyping, testing, and improvement.
“That is the bike that we got down to construct,” Carmichael mentioned of the TF 250-X. “While you speak in regards to the chassis, the powertrain, the elements – it’s one of the best of all the pieces you could possibly ever need. And whether or not you’re knowledgeable rider or an novice rider, you’ll not be upset.”
Iván Cervantes, five-time enduro world champion, five-time Spanish MX champion, and Dakar Rally finisher has additionally labored throughout the undertaking with Triumph’s in-house groups to convey his expertise to the Triumph bike improvement and prototyping.
Triumph Racing might be getting into the celebrated FIM Motocross World Championship for 2024, competing with a manufacturing facility supported program set-up in partnership with Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni, one of many sport’s most skilled and profitable workforce homeowners. Thierry will begin his marketing campaign with two of Triumph’s TF 250-X bikes within the MX2 class, supported by Monster Power. The workforce might be managed by Vincent Bereni. Chizat-Suzzoni’s and Bereni’s previous racing data embody over 80 MXGP World Championship victories.
Clément Desalle, who joined the TF 250-X workforce as check rider, is a really skilled racer, competing on the highest degree within the MXGP World Championship for 15 years. As one of the crucial constant racers within the sequence, he claimed three Vice Champion finishes, was third within the World Championship thrice and twice completed fourth. Ending on the highest step of the rostrum 23 instances in his profession, he was additionally topped the Professional Open Belgian champion.
Triumph Racing’s U.S. SuperMotocross World Championship Group is headed up by Bobby Hewitt and workforce supervisor Steve ‘Scuba’ Westfall. They introduced in a workforce that features Dave Arnold, an business AMA Corridor of Fame legend for chassis improvement, and Dudley Cramond, who has over 25 years of expertise constructing race-winning engines. The workforce will discipline the all-new TF 250-X bikes within the 2024 World Championship.