Triumph is set to replace Honda as the exclusive Moto2 engine supplier from the 2019 season.
British motorcycle maker Triumph Motorcycles’ plans to develop the next generation racing engine for Moto2 World Championship seem to be close fruition. After making an official announcement earlier this year - the company has now dropped an official video teaser of the same, revealing some details.
The new Moto2 spec powertrain will be based on the new 765cc, inline 3-cylinder engine from the latest Street Triple - and will succeed Honda's 600cc inline four unit. Obviously, the race-spec engine has undergone considerable alterations over its road legal twin. Some of them include - a race tuned ECU, taller first gear, titanium valves, optimisations to the cylinder head, stiffer springs, slipper clutch tuning, and many more.
Triumph is tight-lipped about the exact horsepower or torque specs, however, for comparison, the Street Triple RS produces 121bhp and 76Nm - so expect the Moto2 version to elevate these numbers by a decent margin.
Triumph aims to deliver the first batch of Moto2 engines by June 2018. The British company is set to replace Honda as the exclusive engine supplier for this middleweight racing class. Moto2 test rider and 2009 125cc World Champion - Julian Simon, tested this new race-spec motor at the Ciudad del Motor de Aragón track in Spain recently.
As per Triumph, the 765cc engine is 'ahead of expectations in terms of power, torque, and durability'. During the test runs, the bike delivered 'good, consistent, and competitive lap times’ the company claims.
You can watch Triumph's official video below.