Positive tests for the Moto2 Triumph propulsionMoto2 | Championship | Test | Triumph | Aragon | Prototype | Tricilindrico | Simon
Last week, another important step was made on the Ciudad del Motor de Aragón track with regard to the Triumph engine development program that will be upgraded from 2019 to all Moto2.
In fact, after the factory work where all the scheduled tests were carried out, the engine was mounted on a Triumph chassis and fell on track with Julian Simon, 125cc world champion and Moto2 pilot. Tests were critical to collecting essential data and inputs to evaluate the performance and duration of English triceps.
The initial responses to the test show that the development program is progressing positively and that the workgroup is well-organized for the production of the first racing group in June 2018. Power, torque and reliability were well above the expectations of the Triumph, and during the track session excellent results were achieved, with the bike that made good lap times, constant and competitive.
Steve Sargent, Chief Product Officer of Triumph Motorcycles, said: "At this stage of the development program we are well on the way. We are very pleased with the pace Julian is showing with the latest engine and his responses have been very positive. confidence that we can provide a great engine for teams with a spirit and a sound that will excite the fans. "
Julian Simon, 125cc world champion and Moto2 expert pilot, said: "I am really happy to be here in Aragon to experience the development of Moto2's 2019 engines with Triumph. I can see that there has been a great improvement with the 'the last engine that has given me good feelings. There is a lot of power and the gearbox and sound are fantastic. It's fun for me. "
This test update is followed by the announcement of Triumph Motorcycles as the exclusive engine vendor for the Moto2 World Championships from the 2019 season. According to the three-year contract signed with Dorna, Triumph will have to provide a 765cc racing engine based on the new Street Triple. The new engine is a remarkable breakthrough compared to the Daytona 675R propeller who won in Supersports, Man Island, Daytona 200 and British Supersports Championships in 2014 and 2015. The base engine on which it was launched the development of the racing version is the 765cc TWD of the Street Triple MY 2017 which in the "road" configuration delivers the maximum power of 123CV at 11,700rpm and 77Nm of torque at 10,800rpm. Compared to the previous generation engine it has more than eighty new parts, including new maneuvers, new pistons, rebalanced engine shafts, modified ratios, new connecting rods. The version of the Moto2 dedicated engine has been further developed to allow the engine to breathe more freely than the standard unit, increasing overall performance Other modifications specific to the racing engine are the modified cylinder head with revised suction and discharge pipes to optimize the gas streams, titanium valves, narrower springs to increase the number of turns, race kit for the alternator to reduce its inertia, first run, racing clutch, ECU with specific specifications developed with Magneti Marelli and engine cover covers to reduce total width.