Triumph Motorcycles has announced the maximum power output of the new triple cylinder engine which will be used for the 2019 Moto2 season. At a press conference in Valenica, alongside Externpro, Magneti Marelli and Dorna, Triumph has announced the power figures for the Moto2 race engines. And the British manufacturer says the 765 cc, in-line three-cylinder Moto2 engines based on the engine of the Triumph Street Triple RS will make more than 138 bhp peak power output. There's no word on any torque figures yet, but the 138 bhp figure is quite higher than the outgoing Honda CBR600 four-cylinder engines which made "just under 130 bhp".
Triumph has already completed a multiple phase testing programme focussed on maximising performance, durability and drivability, a statement from the British motorcycle manufacturer said. The company has carried out an extensive two-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, and high performance coatings have been applied to engine internal components for enhanced performance.
The Moto2 class is the 600 cc, four-stroke class, which was introduced in 2010 to replace the traditional, 250 cc class in Grand Prix racing. In 2019, the Moto2 championship will switch from the Honda CBR600RR-sourced in-line four cylinder engine to the bigger, 765 cc, in-line three-cylinder Triumph engine with the Magneti Marelli ECU.
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