In a latest announcement, Triumph has been named the official engine supplier to the FIM Moto2 World Championship beginning from the 2019 season. The official three-year contract has been signed with Dorna - the commercial rights holder of MotoGP. The engine in question is a dedicated race tuned 765cc Triumph triple engine, based on the powerplant from the all-new 2017 Triumph Street Triple.
The new engine is a significant development of the race-winning Daytona 675R powerplant that has powered supersports wins at the Isle of Man TT, Daytona 200 and British Supersports Championships in 2014 and 2015.
The 765cc engine from the Street Triple RS has been modified for the Moto2. The upgrades include modified cylinder head with revised inlet and exhaust ports for optimised gas flow, titanium valves and stiffer valve springs for increased rpm, low output race kit alternator for reduced inertia, taller 1st gear ratio, race developed slipper clutch which will be tuneable, race ECU developed with Magneti Marelli, revised engine covers for reduced width and different sump to allow for improved header run.
The new 765cc engine delivers the highest ever level of performance for a Street Triple in ‘road’ set-up, producing 122 hp @ 11,700 rpm and 77 Nm torque @ 10,800rpm. It has been given over 80 new parts compared to the previous generation engine, including an increase to the bore and stroke. The race specification Triumph 765cc Moto2 engine has been developed further to allow the engine to breathe more freely and rev harder than the production motorcycle.
Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director of Triumph Motorcycles india, said; “Triumph has grown at a significant pace in India in the luxury motorcycle segment providing a complete riding experience. In fact, we have received an overwhelming response from our consumers and partners on our association with CSS (California Superbike School) and JK Tyre Racing Championship. Triumph’s exciting partnership in Moto-2 will not only boost brand awareness among motor-sports enthusiasts in India, but will also give riders a chance to own a piece of Moto 2 engine technology with the new Street Triple range.”