Seeing a Daytona-inspired 250cc sport bike concept at the 2013 EICMA show, it hasn’t been a considerable amount of time since we last heard about Triumph’s plans to bring a quarter-liter motorcycle to market.
Set to be built at the company’s production facilities in India, the Triumph Daytona 250 (as it’s being called) will help bring the British brand to the hot markets of India and Southeast Asia.
Caught testing via a series of “spy photos” by Motorrad in Germany, we can see that Triumph hasn’t strayed far from its render preview, which itself didn’t stray far from the Daytona 675.
Based around a single-cylinder engine, there is little else we know about the Triumph Daytona 250. The machine is likely to be in-line with the Honda CBR300R, Kawasaki Ninja 300, and KTM RC200 as far as technical specifications go, which is to say that the quarter-litre sport bike will be focused more around practical everyday use, rather than being a high-strung mini-racer.
For a bevy of more photos, head over to Germany’s Motorrad magazine website. Expect to see the new Daytona officially break cover next year, and be a 2015 model year motorcycle. No word yet on American and European availability, though we wouldn’t rule it out.