Triumph to continue as official Moto2 engine supplier until 2029

Triumph and Dorna have put pen to paper, and the Hinkley brand will continue to supply Moto2 engines until 2029

Triumph to continue as official Moto2 engine supplier until 2029

MOTO2 will continue to be powered by Triumph, as the Hinckley factory and Dorna continue their partnership until 2029.

The news will mean Triumph-built triples will have been at the forefront of the FIM Moto2 championship for a decade, although, as Triumph’s Chief Product Officer Steve Sargeant advised, the British manufacturer is not just going to sit on its laurels. One significant change to the class is the development of a new gearbox for the 765 inline triple, giving the teams and riders more choice across a Grand Prix weekend and improved safety thanks to a switch to a dedicated race shift pattern. 

Currently, the Moto2 bikes are among the only bikes in the paddock that utilise a road shift pattern - first, neutral, second, third, and so on. The problem with this for riders and teams is that on tracks that require the use of first gear, the current layout means they risk hooking neutral as they move through the gearbox. The new pattern will change that, by placing neutral at the bottom of the ‘box, meaning it can only be selected by the rider intentionally.

Speaking about the news, Steve said:

“Moto2 continues to be an excellent platform to showcase the performance and capability of our 765 triple engines, driving demand for our new Street Triple 765 range. Over the last five years, we’ve used the race engine programme to drive enhancements to the 765 engine, and gain insights and learnings that we’ve used to further develop and evolve our Street Triple 765 range. Our reputation for bulletproof durability, reliability and class-leading performance has grown, which in turn, drives our global sales.

“Just as the Moto2 teams make every lap count, our engineers have used every opportunity to enhance every dimension of the engine performance, from speed, power and torque, to revs, cylinder pressure and compression ratio. This has enabled us to deliver improvements on track each season, achieving shorter race times, faster top speeds and lap times, more winners and closer racing.

“The new race gearbox will make a big difference to the results that riders can achieve on track in Moto2, and in advance of this, our engineering team is already testing and developing improvements in gear selection, testing parts after use in this year’s Moto2 rounds.”

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