British manufacturer Triumph will be the solo engine supplier for the Moto2 World Championship starting with the 2019 season. Since the inception of the series in 2010, Honda has been supplying its modified 600cc CBR engines.
The Moto2 category replaced the famous 250cc two-stroke racing championship. The Japanese manufacturer introduced a heavily re-worked 600cc production engine in 2010. Now it is confirmed that the Hinckley firm will replace Honda's engine with its soon-to-launch 750cc triple-cylinder motor.
The all-new engine from Triumph is set to unveil next week in the new Street Triple naked motorcycle. Honda extended the deal to supply engines for Moto2 until the end of the 2018 season, but the firm is stopping the production of its middleweight sports bike.
According to some reports, Dorna's first talk took place with MV Agusta, but the project was ruled out on cost grounds. Other candidates were Kawasaki and Triumph, but the British manufacturer were the favourites to secure the deal.
The new engine which Triumph is going to supply to the teams will produce around 160bhp. The agreement between the British firm and Dorna has already signed.
The deal will be officially announced during the opening round of the 2017 season at Losail International Circuit in Qatar on March 26.
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