You are here
Home > Other news >

Triumph & Ducati take on Motocross in 2024

Triumph has revealed its new 250cc motocross bike in public for the first time, and it will soon be joined by Ducati, which is developing its own motocross machine. The Triumph was demonstrated at the Super Motocross World Championship Final at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The official factory launch took place a few days later on 4th October.

The full-on publicity, which includes a new Triumph Racing website, flags up Triumph’s debut in the 2024 FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship. A two-year sponsorship deal has been signed with Monster Energy, and the Monster Energy Triumph Racing team will be headed by the highly respected Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni and Vincent Bereni, both very experienced team managers in the MX GPs.

But Triumph won’t be the only new badge in motocross, as Ducati is also planning to enter MX. The Italians have been working on their MX bike for the past two years, and it’s planned to enter the Italian Motocross Championship in 2024. Ducati has signed a multi-year deal with established team Maddii Racing, to run the campaign.

Jim Freeman, Chair of the BMF, welcomed the news. “Two European manufacturers entering the Moto Cross arena. It’s a long time since that happened. In both cases their last off-road related involvement was ‘street scramblers’, a very long time ago indeed. It’ll be interesting to see what this leads to.”

Triumph Motorcycles official announcement

Written by Peter Henshaw

Top image courtesy of Triumph