In July 2021, Triumph Motorcycles announced its foray into the off-road realm by developing a range of motocross and dirt bikes. Throughout the development process, ten-time Motocross champion and six-time Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael brought his expertise to shape this machine.
Because Triumph has big ambitions and plans to land in force in the MX2 world championship but also in SuperMotocross and AMA Motocross (in the United States) in 2024 then in MXGP in 2025 with a 250 cm3. Time flies since that announcement, and Hinckley is working hard to be ready by the end of November to officially present his machine before the start of next season.
Images of the latest tests
In the meantime, the prototype and the pilots are hovering around the tracks to develop a high-performance machine, but also to produce some “teaser” videos for us that should create excitement among fans of the genre.
Because since the announcement of the MX project, Triumph has offered us a series of videos, the last episode of which is called “Vision to Reality”. These films take us behind the scenes to meet the development team, share details about the all-aluminum frame and bespoke engine, and allow us to witness the final test, where the bike is pushed to its limits.
The latest video released on Tuesday evening gives us a clear glimpse of the 250cc and its potential thanks to the talents of Ricky Carmichael and Evan Ferry, the son of legend Tim Ferry, who push it to its limits. And that is already proof that Triumph has taken a big step forward.
Moreover, Ricky Carmichael gives his feelings in the video: “It’s really balanced, it accelerates well out of corners, it’s very easy to handle. When you spot a trajectory, boom, you can follow it.” Evan Ferry adds: “They found something special with the frame. I don’t think I’ve ever felt anything like it on a dirt bike..”
Although no specific technical details are revealed (we know it’s a 250cc engine and an aluminum frame…), we can observe the bike closely and notice some interesting details. For example, at 1:36 into the video, a glance at the left handlebar shows us a series of buttons, suggesting the presence of advanced electronic features such as adjustable riding modes. Moreover, the effort put by Ricky Carmichael and Evan Ferry to push the machine to its limits suggests that Triumph is finally ready!
Still a little suspense by 2024
One of the questions that remains is which riders will have the privilege of riding this machine on the world MX2 circuits next year. According to the latest rumors circulating, talents such as Camden McLellan (South Africa) and Mikkel Haarup (Denmark). But who from Evan Ferry?
A date for the bike’s full reveal has yet to be announced, although it is expected to take place next November. Until then, the Triumph prototype will be visible in September in Los Angeles for the SuperMotocross finale, when Ricky the GOAT will do a victory lap with it. The bike should also be visible during the Motocross des Nations at Ernée, just to annoy the competition a little more.
To sum up
Triumph continues to stir up the sauce around its motocross project, with a new video unveiled on Tuesday. This time, the bike is in action with Ricky Carmichael on the handlebars and Evan Ferry, the young prodigy.