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Old 12-12-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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New Triumph 250

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/12/12...cc-spy-photos/

Looks interesting...

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Old 12-12-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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I like it. I would like it better if they went retro with it though. Tiger Cub?

This would be a nice bike for around town and such. I can see this parked next to my Street Triple...
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:53 PM   #3
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about time

I thought about starting a thread , 250 (not triple) ?
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:26 PM   #4
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I thought about starting a thread , 250 (not triple) ?
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:07 AM   #5
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I guess we'll see how it stacks up against the others in the market with a comparo article soon enough.

I want to say it should be a good bike, since it's Triumph. But then I recall where they build their stuff now.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:28 AM   #6
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The Kaw 300 is going to stomp this bike easy.

Triumph fail.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:25 AM   #7
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KTM 390 is the only hope for a better grade mini streeter.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:34 AM   #8
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The Kaw 300 is going to stomp this bike easy.

Triumph fail.
The Ninja 300 also costs more money. I'm guessing a Daytona 250 would be similar in price to the CBR250R. A new non ABS 300 runs $5399 Cdn. A new CBR250R is $3799. The difference is almost more than half the price of the Honda, which is pretty substantial when you are buying a smaller displacement, entry level priced bike...

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Old 12-13-2013, 09:12 AM   #9
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I'd guess it'll be so similar to the CBR250 that it won't matter if they build it.

Who even cares?

If I need a $4000 bike (assuming that is the MSRP on a bike that hasn't even gone into production) with 25 HP and budget basement trimmings, it is already here in the CBR. And the Honda will already be a 300 if this thing even gets imported.

Day late and a dollar short, and it is only a prototype!

I miss the days when companies set their sites on the class leader, not last place.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:36 PM   #10
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I miss the days when companies set their sites on the class leader, not last place.
Triumph is known for 1uping others in it's class with a displacement bump.

That's why I don't understand it being a 250. Maybe the moto mags have it wrong.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:58 PM   #11
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A new non ABS 300 runs $5399 Cdn. A new CBR250R is $3799. The difference is almost more than half the price of the Honda
"The difference is almost more than half the price of the Honda..."

That's an interesting sentence.
$1600. is 42% of $3799.

The Honda 500s seem to be positioned to take most of that $5K+ money from Kawasaki.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:58 PM   #12
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Well, judging from the spy shots I've seen the last few weeks, it isn't bringing anything to the table that is any better than a CBR250 in the brakes or suspension department. As a guy who owns a Ninja 300, it has enough power to blow right past the stock brakes and legs already, which are basically CBR250 stuff too. Nothing here looks to be any better.

Another bike fighting for about second or third place until KTM releases the 390s. Heck, I think the KTM 200cc versions of the Duke and RC are about on par with the CBR 250 as far as power, with far better frame/brakes/suspension.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:03 PM   #13
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Needs nobblies and longer forks.

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Old 12-13-2013, 02:29 PM   #14
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Triumph is known for 1uping others in it's class with a displacement bump.

That's why I don't understand it being a 250. Maybe the moto mags have it wrong.
This is yet another bike aimed at India and other developing markets, Triumph is 1-uping 125cc's that rule over there :)
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:15 PM   #15
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The Kaw 300 is going to stomp this bike easy.

Triumph fail.
It's not for the USA market.
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