Triumph Motorcycles have finally spilled the beans on their 2024 TF 250-X mx racer, revealing further images and a full tech spec ahead of the firm’s 2024 FIM Motocross World Championship debut.
“This bike is 100% Triumph, conceived, designed, developed, and manufactured by our world leading chassis and engine teams,” Chief Product Manager, Steve Sargent, said.
“We started with a blank sheet of paper and began an all-new ground-up design, including a new engine, new chassis, and new electronics.”
It’s been more than two years since the Hinckley brand first announced their ambitious plans to enter motocross and enduro riding, singing accomplished ambassadors 12-time AMA Motocross and Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael and five-time world enduro champion Ivan Cervantes.
Since then, we’ve seen countless static and riding teasers, with the firm now confirming a plan for 300 motocross and enduro centres to arrive in Europe, Australia, and USA from spring 2024.
Powering the TF is a 249.5cc four-stroke single, which is mated to a single exit exhaust and five speed manual gearbox with an Exedy clutch.
Inside, you’ll find a forged aluminium piston and titanium valves, plus diamond-like carbon low friction coatings, and magnesium covers to help keep the weight down.
Being a competition machine, Triumph aren’t sharing the power and torque figures, however, confirm a 78 x 52.3mm bore and stroke plus a final drive of 13 and 48 teeth.
This then wedged within an aluminium spine frame with twin cradles, designed to keep the bike narrow between the riders’ legs. Suspension is further provided by a leggy pair of 48mm KYB forks, held in place by machined aluminium triple clamps, plus a piggyback coil rear shock.
This results in seat height of 960mm, with the rider grabbing onto a set of flat, wide 836mm handlebars. The clocks are basic, with an hour meter to keep an eye on engine wear, plus limited switch gear.
If you want one for yourself, Triumph will be opening specialist centres in Europe, Australia, and the USA as of Spring 2024. This will then be backed up by a 24/7 parts and accessories chain, available through Triumph’s website – with the intention being that riders and racers can order to bits they need directly from the circuit ahead of their next visit to the track.
Triumph TF 250-X motocross bike in detail
- Map it out Using a special MX Tune Pro app, riders can select engine mapping, see real-time live diagnostics, and more
- Stopping power Hauling up the TF is a Brembo 24mm piston floating front caliper and 260mm Galfer disc
- Getting grip The 21in front and 19in rear spoked rims feature machine aluminium hubs shod with Pirelli Scorpion MX32 Mid Soft tyres
- Racing efforts Triumph are no strangers to motorcycle competition, currently supplying the engines to the Moto2 world championship, as well as competing in many other production-based disciplines
- Added extras Triumph have confirmed a number of additional extras, including an Akrapovič full titanium exhaust system, a launch control module, a gripper seat, and more