New Triumph 250

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by gumshoe4, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. gumshoe4

    gumshoe4 Been here awhile

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  2. Rox

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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... :wink:
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  3. pennswoodsed

    pennswoodsed lizards,bugs and me

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    I thought about starting a thread , 250 (not triple) ?
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  4. Rox

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    Nope, a thumper..:deal
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  5. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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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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  6. Super Sneaky Steve

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    The Kaw 300 is going to stomp this bike easy.

    Triumph fail.
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  7. Navin

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    KTM 390 is the only hope for a better grade mini streeter.
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  8. Chief Ten Bears

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    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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  9. Navin

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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? :ear

    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! :lol3

    I miss the days when companies set their sites on the class leader, not last place.
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  10. Super Sneaky Steve

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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.
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  11. kconville

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    "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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  12. Navin

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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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  13. Andylaser

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    Needs nobblies and longer forks.:D

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    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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  15. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    It's not for the USA market.
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  16. JerryH

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    I wish Triumph would build a bike similar to the TU250, but with a centerstand and a one piece Bonneville type seat. If it came in at under $5K I would be interested, assuming they did not add another $1k in fees. That would put it too close to a nice used Bonneville.

    I think there is a market out there for a classically styled small displacement Triumph. It's not as if Triumph has never built small bikes before. As long as the parts don't come from India. If the Royal Enfield were built in Taiwan or Thailand, I would certainly consider one. Indian quality just plain sucks. They can actually build a strong solid bike, but they just can't seem to get the engines and electrical right. A RE would probably last through several engines.
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  17. Super Sneaky Steve

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    I agree. I'd like to see it in the 350 to 550cc range.

    The bonnie and variants are too heavy. An air cooled single can be beautiful, simple and fun.

    It would make sense for Ducati to do the same. All their bikes are so expensive. They need something cheap but still cool.
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  18. slipknot

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    That would break new ground for Triumph. That would sell. Regardless of where it would be made.
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    DesmoDog Desmo's my dog

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    I disagree with every sentence... but it's a Triumph thread so I'll leave it at that.
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  20. Speedo66

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    Would have been nice if they'd at least shown prototypes at the Progressive bike shows. Same for the H-D piglets. :deal
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