A couple of weeks ago, Yamaha Europe released a video called “Dark Side of Japan” teasing a new street bike it claimed would “change the sport motorcycle world.” Today, the company revealed its new model, introducing a new naked sportbike powered by a “Crossplane” three-cylinder engine called the MT-09. (EDIT: and we can now reveal […]
2015 Triumph 250 Cub Spied
A new photograph of Triumph‘s upcoming 250cc naked bike has emerged, showing the Street Triple-styled small-displacement motorcycle undergoing testing in Spain. Triumph has previously confirmed the 250cc naked roadster and its fully-faired sportbike sibling will be introduced in 2015 and will be manufactured in India.
Published by Britain’s MCN, the spy photo offers a clear look at the naked model’s left side. From this photo, we can see some clear similarities with the sportbike model we saw from previous spy photos. The five-spoke wheels, swingarm, seat and tail are nearly identical, and both models are expected to be powered by the same 250cc Single.
Whereas the sportbike (pictured below) takes its styling cues from the Daytona 675, the naked version carries the DNA of the Street Triple and Speed Triple including the two bug-eye headlights.
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The model in the new photograph is clearly still in development. A rod connects the tail to the swingarm, presumably for testing the rear suspension. The radiator is clearly exposed on the left side but we can see from the lack of daylight that the right has some plastic shrouding like the Triples.
Neither the naked model nor its sportbike variant have officially been named by Triumph, but we’ll be surprised if they won’t be known as the Cub and the Daytona 250.