It had become the classic secret of Pulcinella until, during the Mugello race weekend, the news has not been officially announced: as of 2019, and for the next three seasons, the official sole supplier of the Moto2 engines will be the Triumph . The English builder will give the stables its iconic three-cylinder stem from the one mounted on Street Triple RS. The 765cc engine will be distinguished from the standard one for a specific race setting thanks to the following changes: - tested with suction and discharge ports to optimize gas flow - Titanium valves with stiffened springs to support engine speed increase - racing alternator kit with reduced output to reduce inertia - first gearshift ratio longer - racing anti-slip clutch, configurable - specific race unit, developed by Magneti Marelli - Revised motor lids to reduce the width - modified oil sump to allow the exhaust manifold to be installed. Big enthusiasm from Triumph's tops: "This is a significant moment for Triumph," said Paul Stroud, Chief Commercial Officer of Triumph Motorcycles, adding a new exciting chapter in our 110-year history of competitions based on our famous engine Three-cylinder, already victorious in competitions such as TT and Supersport class. We look forward to starting a long and exciting relationship with Dorna and Moto2 teams like with riders and all fans. " As stated by Carmelo Ezpeleta, Chief Executive Officer, "We are really happy to work with one of the most iconic brand in the world of motorcycling. The three-cylinder Triumphs are famous for their torque delivery and precise and vigorous power and for having achieved many successes on the track, making it the ideal choice for the Moto2 championship. We look forward to the 2019 season, with a new generation of Moto2TM in partnership with Triumph. " The three-cylinder is already on track for development with rider Julian Simon: "The engine is powerful, especially at medium-ranges where it's really impressive. The feeling between the accelerator and the rear wheel is very straightforward and controllable, and the feelings in general are very good. The engine already shows great potential. " If the standard engine already develops 123 hp at 11,700 rpm, the racing unit expects a further increase in power and maximum engine power; In addition, the different British engine architecture compared to the current four-cylinder Japanese 600cc and the increase in total displacement will improve the range of use and increase the available torque at various ranges.
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