TRIUMPH Moto2™ ENGINE HANDOVER
21st September 2018
2018 Movistar Aragón Grand Prix
September 21, 2018
Celebrating Triumph’s official delivery of 765cc triple Moto2TM race engines, in preparation for the 2019 FIM Moto2TM World Championship.
- Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, CEO) and Steve Sargent (Triumph, Chief Product Officer) mark the official handover of the full complement of race engines for the 2019 Moto2TM season
- Showcase event with 32 engines featured in their factory delivery crates, set out in race grid positions on the start/finish straight at MotorLand Aragón circuit
Delivering the final engine for the Moto2TM 2019 season onwards
- Triumph 765cc Moto2TM engine development phase was then fully completed, following almost two years of development and rigorous testing
- Performance targets were fully delivered and the engine was ready for racing
- Magneti Marelli ECU, Moto2TM chassis manufacturer and race team testing were then in their final stage
Official Triumph 765cc Moto2TM engine handover
The official Triumph engine handover marked the end of the full engine development and the beginning of the new era of Triumph Moto2 765cc powered motorcycles – which were seen in action on track for the first time at the Moto2 team testing at Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto from November 23 – 25.
Following almost two years of intensive development and testing, the project was delivered by a dedicated team from Triumph, Dorna, Externpro, Magneti Marelli and specialist rider input from several former Moto2 and British SuperSport competitors.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO, commented:
"We're very proud to welcome Triumph to the MotoGP World Championship. It is a pleasure for us to race with such an iconic name as Moto2 engine supplier, writing an important chapter into each of our histories. We look forward to seeing the debut of Triumph on track and to bringing in this new era of competition together."
Steve Sargent, Triumph’s Chief Product Officer, said:
“We are incredibly pleased with the outcome, and with the passion and dedication of everyone involved. We are hugely grateful to Carmelo Ezpeleta and the entire team at Dorna and of course the teams and riders for the opportunity for Triumph to return to the top-flight of racing. The excitement and positive response we have already seen from our customers, the army of Triumph fans worldwide and in the Moto2 paddock has shown us already how powerful this partnership will be for Triumph.
For me this is just the beginning as we will continue to support the engine program and feed the key learnings into our motorcycle development, particularly in our class-leading Street and Speed Triples.’’
TRIUMPH 2019 756cc MOTO2TM ENGINE PARTNERSHIP
With a three-year contract with Dorna – the commercial rights holder of MotoGPTM – Triumph is set to supply dedicated race-tuned 765cc Triumph Triple engines based on the class-leading 2017 Triumph Street Triple engine.
The new engine is a significant evolution of the race-winning Daytona 675R engine that powered supersport wins at the Isle of Man TT, Daytona 200 and British Supersport Championships in 2014 and 2015.
Based on the highest specification 765cc Street Triple RS engine, it was developed and tuned for a major step up in power and torque for Moto2TM, with the following modifications:
- Modified cylinder head with revised inlet and exhaust ports for optimized fuel flow
- Titanium valves and stiffer valve springs for increased rpms
- Low output race alternator kit for reduced inertia
- Taller 1st gear ratio
- Race developed slipper clutch (tunable)
- Race-specific ECU developed with Magneti Marelli
- Revised engine covers for reduced width
- Different sump to allow for improved header run
In ‘road’ setup the new 765cc engine in the class-leading Street Triple RS delivers the highest ever level of performance for a Street Triple, delivering 121 horsepower at 11,700 rpm and 57 foot-pounds of torque at 10,800 rpm.
Compared with the previous generation Street Triple engine, there are more than 80 new parts including an increase to the bore and stroke.
All-new engine components include:
- New crank
- New pistons
- New connecting rods and balancer shaft
- Nikasil plated aluminum barrels
- Revised gearbox
The race-specification Triumph 765cc Moto2TM engine was developed further to allow the engine to breathe more freely and rev harder than the production motorcycle, increasing overall performance. Other changes were made specifically to adapt the engine for race use.
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