British company Triumph have been confirmed as the new Moto2 engine supplier from 2019 in an announcement at the Mugello MotoGP round.
bikesportnews.com first reported the deal back in January and now all the contracts have been signed and sealed.
The Hinckley firm has signed a three-year contract with Dorna to supply 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 Supersport wins at the Isle of Man TT, Daytona 200 and British Championships in 2014 and 2015.
“This is a significant moment for Triumph that brings an exciting new chapter to our 110-year racing history and builds on our celebrated TT and Supersports race winning triple engines. We look forward to a long and thrilling relationship with Dorna and the Moto2 teams, riders and fans,” said Triumph’s Paul Stroud.
The engine is based on the new 2017 Street Triple powerplant, the Triumph Moto2 765cc triple engine has been developed and tuned for a major step up in power and torque.
In ‘road’ set-up the new 765cc engine delivers the highest ever level of performance for a Street Triple; delivering power of 123PS @ 11,700rpm and 77Nm Torque@10,800rpm.
It has more than 80 new parts compared to the previous generation engine, including an increase to the bore and stroke. All-new engine components include:
- New crank
- New pistons
- New con-rods and balancer shaft
- Nikasil plated aluminium barrels
- Revised gearbox
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 bike; increasing overall performance. Other changes have been made specifically to adapt the engine for race use.