Triumph Motorcycles has made a strong entry into the mass-market space with the 400cc motorcycles but it seems the company has some more affordable in the works. And before it could officially reveal details, the British bike maker’s UK website accidentally leaked important information. The website has listed a Triumph Roadster 250 and Scrambler 250 alongside the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X, promising new quarter-litre motorcycles to arrive soon.
While details are scarce about the upcoming offerings, it’s likely that the bikes will share several components and possibly the frame too with the new 400 motorcycles. Expect the Roadster and Scrambler to be a smaller capacity version of the 400 cc motorcycles, while power could come from a newly-developed 250 cc single-cylinder engine. Given the strong pricing on 400s, expect the 250 Triumphs to get equally aggressive pricing around the Rs 1.6 lakh (ex-showroom) mark.
At present, the 250 cc segment in India isn’t the most exciting despite some good products on sale. This includes the Bajaj Dominar 250, Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250, Bajaj Pulsar F250 and N250, as well as the KTM 250 Duke. However, the segment misses out on modern-classic offerings, with the exception of the TVS Ronin 225. Triumph could tap into this potential, while undercutting the Royal Enfield 350 cc motorcycle lineup by a good margin.
There’s no confirmation as yet if Triumph will bring these motorcycles to the market or if they were part of the development at some point. For now, the company’s focus is on commencing deliveries for the Speed 400 later this month, while the Scrambler 400 X is scheduled for launch in October this year. Both bikes will come from the new Chakan 2 facility built by Bajaj for KTM, Triumph and Chetak models.