Triumph Motorcycles is celebrating their return to the 2019 Moto2 season and the British MotoGP with the Triumph Moto2 engine. Triumph has lined up three main showcase activities. The first involves Moto2 riders visiting the Triumph factory to unveil the final engine prototype bike. Triumph also supports the Day of Champions, ‘Two Wheels For Life’ charity auction. Former World Superbike Champion, James Toseland will perform a historic parade lap of Triumph’s Moto2 final prototype just before the race.
Luca Marini (ITA-Sky Racing Team VR46), Sam Lowes (GBR-Swiss Innovative Investors), Danny Kent (GBR-+Ego Speed Up Racing Team), Isaac Viñales (SPA-Forward Racing Team), Bo Bendsneyder (NED-Tech 3 Racing Team) and Joe Roberts (USA-NTS RW Racing GP), together with British Moto3 rider John McPhee (CIP – Green Power) will take a tour of Triumph’s main factory, see a historic line up of the most famous Triumph race bikes in history. They will unveil the final Triumph Moto2 engine development bike.
DAY OF CHAMPIONS & TWO WHEELS FOR LIFE AUCTION
Triumph is also proud to support Two Wheels for life fundraiser. This fundraiser is for crucial causes in Africa, with once in a lifetime Triumph experiences on offer. The top prize winner will join Triumph on a global launch of a new motorcycle in south Europe. The winner will be the first member of the general public to ride the new motorcycle. Day of Champions is a fun day out for families and will include entertainment like live music and stunt display.
New Triumph Moto2 Engine
Mr. Shoeb Farooq, General Manager, Triumph Motorcycles India said– “We are thrilled to partner with Moto2 which is one of the world’s most iconic motorcycle racing categories. The Triumph triple engines are renowned for their strong, linear power and torque delivery. In India, with regards to the 765cc inline 3 cylinder engine in Street Triple S and RS, we have received an overwhelming response from our customers, as well as trainers and partners on our association with CSS (California Superbike School), RACR and JK Tyre Racing Championship. This particular engine has given riders a chance to own a piece of Moto 2 engine technology through our new Street Triple range.”
The engine is a 765cc in-line three-cylinder engine. It is based on the engine in the 2017 Triumph Street Triple RS. It includes modifications like-
- Modified cylinder head with revised inlet and exhaust ports for optimized gas flow
- Titanium valves and stiffer valve springs for increased rpm
- Low output race kit alternator for reduced inertia
- Taller 1st gear ratio
- Race developed slipper clutch which will be tuneable
- Specific race ECU- developed with Magneti Marelli
- Revised engine covers for reduced width
- Different sump to allow for improved header run.
The engine also gets a plethora of new parts like – new crank, pistons, con-rods, balancer shafts, and gearbox. The air intake and engine exhaust are also modified to allow the bike to breathe more freely.
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