At Triumph’s EICMA press presentation today, the British brand confirmed that it would have a small-displacement world market bike for the 2015 model year.
Showing a very sporty concept sketch of the machine, Triumph also confirmed that the model would have a single-cylinder engine, be 250cc in displacement, and be manufactured at the company’s new India facility.
The news confirms one of the worst-kept secrets in the industry, and puts Triumph in line with a slew of other brands (Honda, Kawasaki, & KTM to name a few) who are realizing that they need to adapt their model lineup to meet the global demand for motorcycles.
With Triumph recently investing in its manufacturing ability in Brazil and India, the new model will be the first motorcycle built with emerging markets in mind.
No word yet whether the machine will make it into European or American markets, but the idea of a 250cc thumper that looks like a Daytona is certainly appealing to our ears. 2015 can’t come soon enough.