Triumph Tests Moto2 Engine with Daytona 765 Prototype

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Triumph wants you to know that it’s getting ready for the 2019 Moto2 Championship, where the British company’s three-cylinder engine will power the intermediate grand prix racing class.

Testing the engine, Triumph has mated the 765cc lump to its supersport machine, making it a Triumph Daytona 765. Getting some help from Moto2 rider Julian Simon, Triumph has been testing at Aragon, looking to evaluate the performance and durability of its middleweight engine.

“At this stage of the development program we are in a good place,” said Steve Sargent, Chief Product Officer for Triumph Motorcycles.

“We are very pleased with the pace that Julian is showing with the latest engine and his feedback has been very positive. We have confidence that we will deliver an engine that the teams will enjoy racing with and a spectacle and sound that will excite the fans.”

Triumph has inked a three-year contract with Dorna, to supply engines for the Moto2 Championship. To power the series, the British marque has choosen to base its efforts off the new Triumph Street Triple 765 street bike engine.

To make the Triumph Street Triple 765 race-ready, Triumph has made the following changes to the engine:

  • Modified cylinder head, with revised inlet and exhaust ports for optimised gas flow
  • Titanium valves and stiffer valve springs for increased revs
  • Low-output race kit alternator for reduced inertia
  • Taller 1st gear ratio
  • Race developed slipper clutch that will be tunable
  • Specific race ECU; which will be developed with Magneti Marelli
  • Revised engine covers for reduced width
  • Different sump to allow for improved header run

Source: Triumph