Triumph is entering the Supercross arena for the 2024 season, a move that has the off-road racing world abuzz. While we are definitely excited to see how it all shakes out on the track, we’re even more excited to announce that Galfer Wave® rotors are going to come stock on Triumph’s all-new TF 250-X. It’s one of many signs that Triumph cut no corners, spared no expense, and really designed this machine for performance. The braking system features Brembo calipers and Galfer 260mm front and 220mm rear rotors. Here’s the complete write up from our friends at Racer X:
The long wait is finally over. Triumph has been teasing its new line of motocross bikes for years, but the project, which the brand says took four years, has finally become official in production form today. Triumph’s first motocross bike is the 250cc four-stroke TF 250-X, and we expect a 450 to follow for 2025. Triumph wants to make one note perfectly clear: this is an all-new bike, not based on any other machine. It’s not a rebadged KTM (like a Husqvarna or GasGas), and the chassis and engine design are proprietary of Triumph and not based on any other bike. It’s telling that during the tease leading up to the reveal, Triumph showed the frame first. That’s the most distinguished part of the bike, as it’s made of aluminum, the same material that the Japanese manufacturers use, but the design looks totally different than those bikes. The other European motocross brands use steel frames.
Fitting of this clean sheet design, the bike launches with the tag line of, “All new, all Triumph, all in.” Indeed, this bike cuts no corners, with top-shelf components and also proven components like KYB suspension, with 48mm AOS coil forks, forged and machined 7075-T6 aluminum triple clamps, and a three-way piggyback coil rear shock. The braking system is from Brembo and features twin 24mm piston floating front calipers, a single 26mm piston floating rear caliper, and Galfer 260mm front and 220mm rear discs. DirtStar 7000 Series aluminum rims and machined aluminum hubs are fitted with Pirelli Scorpion MX32 mid-soft tires. Finally, Pro-Taper ACF carbon core bars and ODI half-waffle lock on grips complete the set up.
The bike retails for $9,995, which puts it right in between bikes like the 2024 Yamaha YZ250F, at $8,899, and the 2024 KTM 250SX-F, which retails for $10,199.
Triumph has already announced factory racing teams for 2024 in both MXGP and the full SuperMotocross World Championship. We expect the bikes to debut in U.S. racing when the 250SX East Region campaign begins for Monster Energy AMA Supercross in Detroit, Michigan, in February.