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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

Triumph announce record-breaking Moto2 motorcycle will be on display and fired up at The Triumph Glasgow Roadshow at The Green Welly Stop next weekend!

Triumph announce record-breaking Moto2 motorcycle will be on display and fired up at The Triumph Glasgow Roadshow at The Green Welly Stop next weekend!


As if a full Triumph demonstrator fleet arriving at the Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum for the full weekend for you to test ride wasn’t enough, Triumph have announced that The Official 2019 Moto2 World Championship racing bike will be on display for the full weekend, and will be fired up for visitors and bikers of Scotland to hear and admire this revolutionary and record-breaking machine!

Triumph Motorcycles have signed a three-year contract with Dorna - the commercial rights holder of MotoGP - to supply a dedicated race tuned 765cc Triumph triple engine, based on the powerplant from the all-new Triumph Street Triple.

The new engine is a significant development of the race-winning Daytona 675R powerplant that has powered supersports wins at the Isle of Man TT, Daytona 200 and British Supersports Championships in 2014 and 2015.

Based on the highest specification 765cc powerplant from the Street Triple RS it has been developed for Moto2 with the following modifications;

 

  • Modified cylinder head with revised inlet and exhaust ports for optimised 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; which will be developed with Magneti Marelli
  • Revised engine covers for reduced width
  • Different sump to allow for improved header run


The Engine
In ‘road’ set-up the new 765cc engine delivers the highest ever level of performance for a Street Triple; delivering power of 123PS @ 11,700rpm and 77Nm Torque@10,800rpm.

It has more than 80 new parts compared to the previous generation engine, including an increase to the bore and stroke. All-new engine components include;

  • New crank
  • New pistons
  • New con-rods and balancer shaft
  • Nikasil plated aluminium barrels
  • Revised gearbox


The race specification Triumph 765cc Moto2 engine has been developed further to allow the engine to breathe more freely and rev harder than the production bike; increasing overall performance. Other changes have been made specifically to adapt the engine for race use.

Paul Stroud, Chief Commercial Officer for Triumph Motorcycles, said; “This is a significant moment for Triumph that brings an exciting new chapter to our 110-year racing history and builds on our celebrated TT and Supersports race winning triple engines. We look forward to a long and thrilling relationship with Dorna and the Moto2 teams, riders and fans.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, Chief Executive Officer of Dorna added; “We are very excited to be working with one of the world’s most iconic motorcycle brands. The Triumph triple engines are renowned for their strong, linear power and torque delivery and have achieved many successes on the track making them the ideal choice for the Moto2 Championship. We are looking forward to the 2019 season and the beginning of a new generation of Moto2 in partnership with Triumph.”

The Grand Prix of Qatar heralded a milestone as the first ever Triumph-powered Moto2 race, and over 3,000km of full-on racing action at the dawn of a thrilling new era of the Moto2 championship. An incredibly close and action packed inaugural race, kicked off with an incredible noise from the full grid of 32 Triumph 765cc triples, and ended with a photo finish of just 0.026 seconds.

In the debut weekend of the new era of Triumph engine supply to Moto2, every Moto2 record up for grabs in Qatar was redefined thanks to Triumph power:

  • New Pole Position Record  - Marcel Schrotter with a 1m 58.585
  • Highest ever top speed  - Alex Marquez set the at 294.4km/h
  • Circuit Best ever lap - Race-winner Lorenzo Baldassarri
  • Race Lap Record - Thomas Luthi


The second round of the 2019 Moto2 Championship in Argentina on 31st March was another thrilling race with yet more lap records thanks to Triumph’s 765cc power, this time at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, following the clean sweep of lap and race records set at the inaugural round in Qatar, three weeks previous.

In the qualifying session in Argentina the times were incredibly close with the top four inside the all-time lap record set by Johann Zarco in 2015, and the top 22 separated by less than a second. That pace carried into Sunday’s race, where remarkably the top 19 finishers were all faster than last year’s race-winning time in similar dry conditions:

  • New Pole Position Record – Xavi Vierge with a 1m 42.726
  • Circuit Best lap – Marcel Schrotter with a 1m 42.693
  • 2019 race-winning time, Lorenzo Baldassarri - 51.5seconds faster than in 2018,
  • All top 19 riders all faster than last year’s winning race time


Steve Sargent, Triumph’s Chief Product Officer, said: “We couldn’t have asked for more from the opening two rounds of Triumph’s first season powering Moto2 – again we saw some incredibly close racing and remarkable performances to set new circuit records in Argentina as well as Qatar. We’re very proud of the performance of our engines, and the fact that the top 19 were all faster than last year’s race-winning time demonstrates how much more useable power our 765cc engines offer the riders this year.”

If you are interested in seeing this record-breaking machine and hearing the thrilling sound of Moto2 - (at the heart of Scotland!) then head up to The Green Welly Stop on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April.

For the very first time ever, an impressive list of 2019 Triumph Motorcycles, including the Moto2 base model the Street Triple RS, will be available to test ride from this inaugural Roadshow.

Models available include:


The Triumph Roadshow will operate across both Saturday and Sunday, between 10am and 4pm pre-booked group rides will be topped and tailed by experienced Marshalls, heading out towards Dalmally and back, giving bike fans the opportunity to experience a new Triumph on roads they know and love. 



With the official Moto2 machine on display, a fleet of test ride models, in amongst some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, what are you waiting for? Pre-book your test ride, ride up to The Green Welly Stop together with friends, check out the huge demonstrator fleet and the bikes on display including this record breaking Moto2 machine and then top the day off by taking some of the brand new 2019 Triumph motorcycles out on roads you know and love.

For more information and booking please visit:  https://www.triumphglasgow.co.uk/pages/events/roadshow.htm