Triumph Motorcycles has recently announced that they will soon compete in various motocross (MX) and enduro world championship competitions. This also means that a full range of new Triumph off-road bikes are well in development and could also land in Triumph showrooms around the world.
“Today’s announcement marks the beginning of a new chapter for the Triumph brand, which everyone at Triumph is incredibly excited to be part of. We are 100% committed to making a long lasting impact in this highly competitive and demanding world, with a single-minded ambition to deliver a winning motorcycle line-up for a whole new generation of Triumph riders,” said Triumph Motorcycles CEO, Nick Bloor.
Triumph Motorcycles, first established in 1902 in England and one of the oldest brands in the motorcycling world, has also teamed up with MX legend, Ricky Carmichael, and five-time Enduro World Champion, Iván Cervantes, to develop their upcoming dirt bike range. Naturally, it will likely compete against brands like KTM and Husqvarna.
It is also worth noting that since the global pandemic, sales of off-road motorcycles have soared. In the US, off-road motorcycle sales rose 46.5% in 2020 vs 2019. Off-road motorcycle sales this year have also been reported to have increased by double digits month-per-month.
Currently, Triumph Motorcycles have kept a tight lid on the specifics of their upcoming off-road motorcycle range. We can only speculate that they'll be made of 4-strokes (for the MX range) and 2-strokes (for the Enduro range).
Since development is being done in-house, it's safe to assume that the engines, chassis, and most of the components are being developed by Triumph as well. However, if they want to speed up production and get racing soon, it might be smart to outsource certain components like transmissions and brakes.