2015 Triumph Daytona 250 SpiedFri, 29 Nov 2013
Spy photographers have captured images of Triumph‘s upcoming 250cc sportbike. The new sportbike (we’re calling it the Daytona 250 until Triumph tells us otherwise) is one of two new 250cc single-cylinder models Triumph is designed primarily for India, where Triumph officially started operations this week. There is a very good chance however the Daytona 250 and its naked roadster sibling will be exported to other markets including here in the U.S.
Published by Germany’s MotorradOnline, the photos show a couple of prototypes of the new 250 following a white and blue 2014 Daytona 675. Seeing the two motorcycles side-by-side, we can really the similarities in the fairing design.
The smaller wheels, single brake disc, right-side-up fork and swingarm design however clearly differentiate the 250 from the D675.
The prototype in the spy photos are also a good match for the sketch Triumph revealed at EICMA.
We were hoping Triumph would reveal the new 250s at he 2013 EICMA show but the British manufacturer revealed just a sketch of the faired model. We’ll likely have to wait for next fall’s big motorcycle shows for Triumph to reveal its 250 models for the 2015 model year.
By Dennis Chung
See also: 2015 Triumph 250 Preview, EICMA 2013: 2014 Triumph Thunderbird Commander, EICMA 2013: 2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT.