MotoGP Forum  

Go Back   MotoGP Forum > MotoGP Forum > Moto2

Moto2 Moto2 Forum - Moto2 Class Motorcycle Racing Forum

Like Tree4Likes
  • 2 Post By JKant
  • 1 Post By Barbedwirebikerr
  • 1 Post By Gaz
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
January 7th, 2017, 09:59 AM   #1
Senior Member
Joined: Sep 2016
From: Kroposphere

Posts: 372
Likes: 92

Triumph to take over Moto2 engine supply in 2018

Triumph set to take over Moto2 engine supply in 2018

British bike firm Triumph is set to take an incredible leap forward, when it signs a deal to build the control engine for the Moto2 championship from 2018. The Hinckley firm will take over from Honda and its CBR600RR engine, with an all-new 750cc triple engine – about to be launched next week in the new Street Triple naked roadbike.

News of the deal started doing the rounds at last year’s British MotoGP round. But factory bosses were keen to keep the story quiet until the deal was signed and sealed.

Moto2 was looking into a bit of an abyss in terms of engine development. The 600 supersports class has been in freefall in terms of road bike sales for years, so much so that the CBR600RR can’t even be sold in Europe any more after Honda didn’t bother updating it for Euro4 emissions regs.

Kawasaki’s in the same boat with its 599cc ZX-6R, and Suzuki’s GSX-R has also fallen into a bit of a black hole. Yamaha, however, is launching a new R6 this year, and looks to be set to pretty much take over the Supersport class from now on.

But the Moto2 deal is an incredible success story for Triumph – and a real shock. The firm’s Daytona 675 supersports bike was rumoured to be finished as a road model, as the company moved its focus to retro-styled ‘modern classic’ and adventure styled bikes.
danski and AJV80 like this.
JKant is offline  
January 7th, 2017, 10:09 AM   #2
Senior Member
danski's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2015
From: A caravan on an island

Posts: 1,783
Likes: 576

I Ride: Shanks pony.
I really hope that's a done deal, moto 2 needs an engine that sounds good, something the cbr600 based bikes never did.
danski is offline  
January 7th, 2017, 03:19 PM   #3
Senior Member
Joined: Jun 2007
From: Norah Head

Posts: 9,436
Likes: 978

I Ride: Many
Nooooooooooo........ Thairumphs sound crap!!!!

They sound like half a Wolseley.

BarryMachine is offline  
January 8th, 2017, 04:16 AM   #4
Senior Member
Barbedwirebikerr's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2016
From: FNQ

Posts: 821
Likes: 588

I Ride: DRZ400E
Originally Posted by BarryMachine View Post
Nooooooooooo........ Thairumphs sound crap!!!!

They sound like half a Wolseley.

Ever actually ridden one barry? They sound horn with an open pipe. I like the move, but would prefer an open entru format.
AJV80 likes this.
Barbedwirebikerr is online now  
January 8th, 2017, 06:58 AM   #5
Senior Member
Theo's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2015
From: Chertsey, Surrey, UK

Posts: 1,540
Likes: 291

I Ride: A bicycle.
Will it come with the cat fitted meoow
Theo is offline  
January 17th, 2017, 01:52 PM   #6
Senior Member
povol's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2007
From: Tennessee

Posts: 10,458
Likes: 1631

I dont care who supplies engines, and wish it was an open competition, but whoever supplies them, i hope the reliability of the Honda engine is seen with Triumph. I have my doubts.
povol is offline  
January 17th, 2017, 01:53 PM   #7
Senior Member
Joined: Jul 2007
From: Dubvegas, or thereabouts

Posts: 5,683
Likes: 2074

Barry, how would the Hyosungs go you reckon?
Barbedwirebikerr likes this.
Gaz is offline  
January 18th, 2017, 07:49 AM   #8
Senior Member
Joined: Jun 2007
From: Norah Head

Posts: 9,436
Likes: 978

I Ride: Many
Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
Barry, how would the Hyosungs go you reckon? well, and more like a quarter of a Monaro than half a Wolesley!!

I just cant take to that 3 cylinder sound.

And the ole Hyo has been pretty reliable ....
BarryMachine is offline  
January 22nd, 2017, 04:05 AM   #9
Goonwriter's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2016
From: A winding country road.

Posts: 34
Likes: 17

We had a whole Wolseley when i was a kid, though you wouldn't have known it.
There was a valley near our house, so the road went down then up the other side. Dad use to have to back the traffic up to the annoyance of everyone behind us until the road was clear in front, then gun it at the top of the decline.
We would fly down the hill and momentum would take us part of the way and then the engine would have to pitch in. If he timed it right we would just limp over the top. A couple of times we didn't make it. I vaguely remember we had to pull over to the side of the road and roll back down to the bottom. Memory repression kicks in from that point, probably with good reason.
Goonwriter is offline  

  MotoGP Forum > MotoGP Forum > Moto2

2018, engine, moto2, supply, triumph

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MotoGP to Finland from 2018 Gaz MotoGP 15 July 21st, 2016 11:56 AM
Yamaha extends Rossi contract to 2018 #22 MotoGP 466 May 17th, 2016 05:13 AM
Moto2: Kawasaki linked to engine supply deal jazkat MotoGP 0 April 14th, 2009 05:40 PM
triumph frosty58 Motorsports 5 February 24th, 2007 11:57 AM

Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed

Copyright © 2005-2018 Powerslide. All rights reserved.
MotoGP Forum is a MotoGP enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent MotoGP or Dorna Sports, S.L. of Madrid, Spain.