There is no question that when Triumph takes over the Moto2 engine next year, the British bike company will be rising to a whole new level. The company will sign to start building the control engines for the Moto2 championships for 2018. This firm is going to be taking over from Honda and the CBR600RR engine, featuring a brand-new 750cc triple engine, which is being launched with the all-new Street Triple naked road bike.
The news comes in the wake of Moto2 continuing to suffer to maintain its reputation. The same can be said of the Supersport class in general. Honda didn’t even update the CBR600RR for Euro4 emission regs, which means you couldn’t find the engine in Europe.
Yamaha, which plans to launch the R6 in 2017, is likely going to have the strongest grip on the Supersport market. Still, the news that Triumph is taking over the Moto2 engine is something that should be celebrated. To be certain, the announcement is a big win for Triumph. The company created a Daytona 675 supersports bike that was believed to be completed as a road model, when the company moved along to bikes that could be described as adventure-styled or retro-style modern classic. This is also the company that brought the Bobber to the world a little while ago. Many are shocked that this smaller (compared to Honda) firm is going to be part of MotoGP’s “aliens” generation.
Still, others believe the move is a smart one. Furthermore, they believe that Triumph might just be the firm to handle this project, owing to the fact that the company is a smaller firm that might be better suited to something along the lines of building this engine. Furthermore, experts are quick to point out that ultimately, the number of engines the firm is going to be responsible for is relatively small, compared with some of the other options that are out there.
At the very least, it is believed that Triumph stands to gain a great deal from signing on to build this engine. There is absolutely no question that the firm has upped its place in the industry significantly.