Mugello, Italy – Triumph has been announced as the engine supplier for the Moto2 world championship from 2019.
The British bikemaker has signed a three-year contract with Dorna, the commercial rights holder of MotoGP, to supply a dedicated, race-tuned 765cc three-cylinder engine, based on the all-new 2017 Street Triple.
The new engine has been developed from the race-winning Daytona 675R that has taken Triumph to Supersport wins at the Isle of Man TT, Daytona 200 and the British Supersport championships in 2014 and 2015.
It’s based on the hottest production version of the 765, the Street Triple RS, further developed for Grand Prix racing to enable it to breathe more freely and rev harder, giving it significantly better performance than the road bike (although neither Dorna nor Triumph is quoting any output figures), while other changes have been made to adapt the engine for racing.
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