Triumph Motorcycles Moto2 engine completed its second track testing at the Ciudad del Motor de Aragon. Julian Simon, 2009 125cc World Champion put the Triumph engine development prototype through its paces.
Mid-way through the engine development programme, the successful track test provided essential data input into the performance and durability evaluation programme.
The initial feedback from the test shows that the development program is progressing positively and the company is confident to hand over the first batch of Moto2 race engines in June 2018. The engine delivered good power and torque in the track testing.
Triumph has signed a three-year contract from Dorna, the commercial right holder of MotoGP. The British bike maker will supply 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 power plant that has powered Supersports wins at the Isle of Man TT, Daytona 200 and British Supersports Championships in 2014 and 2015.
The Triumph Moto2 engine features modified cylinder head, titanium valves, revised engine covers and different sump to allow improved header run. The race ECU will be developed with Magneti Marelli.
Managing Director for Triumph Motorcycles India, Vimal Sumbly said, "This development programme is crucial to delivery of an outstanding product. We are happy with the rate of progress and look forward to racing towards our next milestone."
Triumph engines will power the Moto2 motorcycles from 2019. The British bike maker has already halfway through the testing program of the new engine and aims to deliver the race engine by June 2018.