Triumph Motorcycles has confirmed its plans to race in the FIM Motocross World Championship in 2024 as it nears the reveal of its all-new 250- and 450-class dirt bike models.
A new factory-supported team called Triumph Racing, headed by lauded motocross team owner Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni and manager Vincent Bereni, will field two Triumph 250cc four-stroke bikes in the MX2 class in 2024, followed by a 450cc entry into the MXGP class in 2025.
In a recent press release, Triumph confirms that testing of its new motocross and enduro bikes is well underway, however, it has yet to reveal a production timeline or any performance and specification details.
“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 US, UK and mainland Europe, building towards the first MX2 Grand Prix of the 2024 FIM Motocross World Championship,” the press release reads.
INFO MOTO understands that its new enduro models of unknown capacity will also enter top-tier motorsport categories in the coming years.
Former professional motocross racer and current Triumph off-road ambassador, Ricky Carmichael, has been involved in the development of the British bikemaker’s all-new dirt bike platform.
“From the first stages of the prototypes, I was really taken back at how well the performance was,” said Mr Carmichael.
“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.”
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