Shedding more insight on our previous news that Triumph is working on a small-displacement model for India and Southeast Asia, we now get more details on the project from the British company’s distributor in Indonesia, Rudhy Siswanto of PT Global Motorcycle Trading.
Expected to be a 250cc twin-cylinder machine that will play heavily on the styling cues of the Triumph Street Triple, the new model will begin production in 2014 at Triumph’s planned new plant in Narasapur, India, and go head-to-head with the KTM 200 Duke.
Once built for the Indian market, Rudhy expects the machine, along with other future small-displacement models to make their way to Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and Asia as a whole. Pricing is expected to be on par with the Kawasaki Ninja 250R and Honda CBR 250R in those regions.
No word yet if Triumph’s initial small-displacement model will make its way to Europe or North America, but if the trends of other OEMs are any indication, it certainly remains a possibility. One sign that points to yes: Triumph hopes to increase its total motorcycle production by ten-fold with the new facility in India.