Spy photos reveal the 2015 Triumph Daytona 250 in full. Will it come to America?
Captured by Germany's Motorrad Online, these spy photos reveal the 2015 Triumph Daytona 250 in production form. The faired version of the Triumph entry-level single RideApart spied in October, the two bikes appear to share the majority of their parts and both will be manufactured at the firm's brand-new facility in India.
2015 Triumph Daytona 250 sketch
The bike spied here is virtually identical to the sketch Triumph released at EICMA early last month. Same 2013 Triumph Daytona 675-esque headlights, same weedy forks, same single front brake disc, same angular fairing, same box-section swingarm and same large, practical tail unit with chunky grab rails.
Scheduled for production at the factory Triumph is opening in India this week, it's expected the bikes will help the British brand break into the Southeast Asian motorcycle market. Sales in Europe and America are less certain, particularly given Triumph's position as a premium brand in the west.
Motive force will be created by an all-new, 250cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor. Power and torque figures remain unknown, but will likely fall somewhat behind the 39 bhp / 20 lb.-ft. 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300 and even the 2014 Honda CBR300R.
If Triumph brings the Daytona 250 to The States, would you buy one?