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ADV NewsTriumph Announces Its Official Launch Into Motocross Racing

Triumph Announces Its Official Launch Into Motocross Racing

It’s go time! The dirtbikes from Hinckley are getting close to their debut.

Published on 09.26.2022

Last year we reported that Triumph has not only been working on a line of enduro motorcycles, but also planning to enter top-tier off-road racing. Now, the British manufacturer is announcing they have entered the FIM Motocross World Championship with two all-new Triumph 250cc four-stroke Motocross bikes in the MX2 class in 2024 and will add an entry into the 450cc MXGP class in 2025. 

Factory riders will compete in the prestigious motocross series with the newly formed ‘Triumph Racing’ team, set-up in partnership with Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni, one of the sport’s most experienced and successful team owners. Central to this new partnership, Triumph also announced that his long-standing Team Manager, Vincent Bereni, will be leading the team with a full crew of highly experienced technical staff. 

Triumph motorcycles announces entry into motocross world championship
The all-new Triumph Racing banner will now cover all of Triumph’s racing-related activities.

Triumph is no doubt throwing their hat into the ring on solid footing considering Thierry and Vincent already have over 80 MXGP World Championship victories under their belt working with other teams. Backed by Triumph’s in-house motocross design engineering department, which is responsible for the concept and development of its all-new MX and Enduro motorcycle range, the duo’s team will not only focus on the championship but also on the development of technology and talent to build Triumph’s future strength in international motocross racing.

Triumph motorcycles announces entry into motocross world championship
The new Triumph Racing team will be led by Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni and his Team Manager Vincent Bereni. The experienced duo already have over 80 MXGP World Championship victories under their belt working with other teams.

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Under the new Triumph Racing banner, which will now cover all of Triumph’s racing-related activities including Moto2 and Supersport racing, the new partnership will encompass Thierry’s well-established team structure and his Holland-based race facilities. 

As for the motorcycles themselves, engineering groups at the Triumph factory and the race team are working closely together on continuously enhancing chassis and engine performance through an intensive testing schedule underway in the USA, UK, and mainland Europe, building towards the first MX2 Grand Prix of the 2024 FIM Motocross World Championship. 

One of the big forces behind the development and testing of the machines has been off-road legend Ricky Carmichael. “From the first stages of the prototypes, I was really taken back at how well the performance was, since then, being in the UK testing the newest developments, I can tell you that it has the capabilities of winning at the highest level and I personally believe the riders, from professional to amateur, across the entire range of off-road models, will really like what has been developed,” stated Ricky.

Unfortunately, Triumph is still keeping technical details of the upcoming enduro models under wraps. So far, all the UK brand has revealed is that there will be a variety of engine sizes with street-legal machines in the mix. “We have a range of motocross and a range of enduro motorcycles in development. The enduro motorcycles will be road registrable, but the motocross bikes will be pure off-road performance motorcycles,” revealed Chief Product Officer, Steve Sargent to MCN.

We’ll be sure to keep you posted with new developments as they become available.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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Randy
Randy
September 26, 2022 1:41 pm

I really hope some of this tech trickles down to other models. I just got rid of my KTM 1290 SAR because it was too heavy and, oddly, has too much power. Love the look of the Triumph 900 Scrambler but the HP and weight numbers are embarrassing. Give me 30-ish more HP and 50-ish less pounds and it would be perfect.

silent budeadly (@charliebozonier)
silent budeadly (@charliebozonier)
October 2, 2022 7:01 pm
Reply to  Randy

1200 xe weighs 40lbs less and has 50% more hp.

Randy
Randy
October 3, 2022 7:00 am

That’s true. I had considered the 1200 xe last year, better take another look. KTM 890 is close to perfect but KTM’s quality control is not impressive, and having to purchase an expensive firmware update to get features that should be included is, at least to me, bull, uh, crap (family friendly?).

Prasenjit Debroy
Prasenjit Debroy
September 28, 2022 12:08 pm

Looking forward to procure a Triumph Enduro 450 soon 🙂
I reckon these will be MY2024 models.

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