Triumph 250

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Photo by Chris Doane Automotive LLC via RideApart

Triumph will make its long-delayed entry to the Indian market in November, so it should come as no surprise the British manufacturer will be unveiling a new 250cc model specifically geared for India.

Recent spy photos published by RideApart reveal the new 250 model (we’ll be really disappointed if it won’t be called the Triumph Cub) will be a naked roadster resembling the Street Triple, including its twin bug-eye headlights. Unlike the Street Triple, the 250 model will have a single-cylinder engine, a conventional telescopic fork and a single front brake disc with a two-piston caliper. Passengers are accommodated with a one-piece seat and grab handles.

The new Triumph 250 will be built in large quantities in India, with the possibility of exporting it into other markets. Its small-displacement engine would mean the 250 should fit in nicely with Europe’s tiered licensing system which limits beginners to engines producing less than 47 hp.