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Thu, 29 Nov 2018

Triumph Motorcycles prepares for 2019 at Valencia MotoGP

Engine Development Press Conference

Triumph Motorcycles presents at Moto2™ press conference alongside Externpro, Magneti Marelli and Dorna and publishes power figures for Triumph Moto2™ race engines.

James Toseland Parade Lap aboard Triumph Moto2™ Engine Prototype Motorcycle

Triumph ambassador James Toseland completes a historic race day Parade Lap aboard the Triumph Moto2™ Engine Prototype motorcycle, at the Valencia MotoGP™ season finale.

Sound recording for 2019 Moto GP™ Game 

Triumph’s signature triple race engine sound captured for 2019 MotoGP™ game

Engine Development Press Conference, Valencia 19th November

Triumph race engines are going to be supplied, fully tested for reliability and consistency, producing more than 140 PS at peak power output.

Engine Testing and Development

Triumph has completed a multiple phase testing programme focused on maximising; performance, durability and drivability, including;

  • An extensive 2-year engine development program of factory-based, dynamometer and multiple track locations for testing.
  • More than 2,500 “race pace” laps have been completed at a range of European circuits 

  • Developments include the application of high-performance coatings to key internal components for enhanced performance 

  • Completed engine “double-lifecycle” in continuous track durability testing

Stuart Wood, Triumph Chief Engineer said; “Triumph has been extremely warmly welcomed by Dorna, its partners and the Press. It really feels like people share our excitement in Triumph’s entry into factory supported, top-flight motorcycle racing. We are confident that our engine development programme has been extremely comprehensive and that the increased power, wide spread of torque and amazing triple sound will bring exciting racing in 2019.”

To understand the background of our engine platform development, our Triumph Moto2™ triple race engines have been created based on our 765cc Street Triple RS engine, itself derived originally from the iconic Daytona Supersports 675cc bike.

These new race engines are built to bring more power and torque, designed to rev harder and run with a lower inertia and all delivered in a lighter weight package.

Our Street Triple RS engine was launched with over 80 new parts from the previous generation of Street Triple and with the race engine in addition, we have made these changes;

  • Modified cylinder head with revised inlet 
& exhaust ports for optimised gas flow
  • Higher compression ratio
  • Titanium valves  & stiffer valve springs 
 revised cam timing > for increased rpm
  • High Flow Fuel Injectors
  • Low inertia race kit alternator
  • Revised 1st and 2nd gear ratios
  • Race developed slipper clutch 
  • Race ECU, Magneti Marelli
  • Revised engine covers for reduced width
  • Different sump for improved exhaust header run

ECU development testing

Triumph has also supported extensive ECU development testing with Magneti Marelli 
This has been a track-focused development program. In collaboration with Magneti Marelli, Triumph has supplied the base data and the provision of engines, a full test mule and Triumph technical support team.

Chassis development testing

Triumph has supplied development engines via Externpro to the chassis manufacturers to test. These tests have included current and former Moto2™ championship racers. Triumph has additionally provided ECU development input to the chassis manufacturers.

James Toseland Parade Lap aboard Triumph Moto2™ Engine Prototype Motorcycle, Valencia 18th November

Triumph Ambassador James Toseland took to the wet Valencia track on Sunday 18th on race day, in between Moto2 and Moto3 races to showcase the future of Moto2, to thousands of race fans, for the forthcoming 2019 season. James treated the crowd to some magic Triumph triple sound. James who was also commentating for BT Sport during the race weekend really enjoyed a short, but sweet parade lap.

Sound recording for 2019 Moto GP™ Game

Working with Dorna, Triumph provided its Moto2™ Engine Prototype Motorcycle for recording, so that it will be included within the 2019 Moto GP™ game. The signature Triumph Triple engine will be replicated digitally, to treat online race fans new and old to a wall of sound!