It was in June when Triumph announced that it would be 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 power plant from the all-new 2017 Triumph Street Triple. Now, the British brand has released a teaser video of the new engine, revealing some more details. The engine on the road going motorcycle will definitely have been tuned up for a lot more grunt. Some of the upgrades would include - a race tuned ECU, taller first gear, titanium valves, optimisations to the cylinder head, stiffer springs, slipper clutch tuning, and much more.
There is so far no confirmation on the power figures, however, those of the Street Triple RS give an idea at 121 bhp and 76 Nm. The new Moto2 engine will churn out numbers bigger than these.
Triumph will be replacing Honda as the exclusive engine supplier for this middleweight racing class and plans to deliver the first batch of the Moto2 engines by June 2018. The engine was tested at the Ciudad del Motor de Aragón track in Spain recently by Moto2 test rider and 2009 125cc World Champion - Julian Simon.
Triumph claim that the new 765cc engine is "ahead of expectations in terms of power, torque, and durability", and that during the test runs, it delivered "good, consistent, and competitive lap times".