As the exclusive engine supplier to the FIM Moto2™ World Championship, Triumph Motorcycles provides all the teams with race-tuned 765cc triples, each of which is based on the class-leading Street Triple RS powerplant. With developments that allow the engine to breathe more freely, and rev harder, peak power output is more than 140PS (an increase of more than 17% over the production bike).
Recognising the closeness of competition and the depth of talent in Moto2, Triumph and Dorna also run the Triumph Triple Trophy alongside the World Championship.
Recognising standout performances throughout each weekend, points are rewarded to riders setting the fastest top speed, pole position and the fastest lap of the race.
The 2022 Moto2 season is proving to be the closest yet. At the halfway point, just two points separated the top three in the World Championship, and the top two in the Triumph Triple Trophy were split by just a single point.
On the eve of the British Grand Prix, Triumph announced a raft of developments to the 765cc triple Moto2™ engine, derived from the production Street Triple RS, to increase revs, power and performance, promising to ensure the 765cc triple keeps redefining the category.
As of the mid-way point of the 2022 season:
- The Triumph 765cc has powered Moto2 to new heights at 70 events
- 82 riders have got to experience the triple’s acceleration and torque
- There have been 20 different winners
- And a total of 68 new race lap and outright records set
- 258 engines have been used, with a total of 1046 rebuilds based upon a three-race rotation per engine
- And nearly one million competitive kilometres completed without fault
- Travelling at record-breaking speeds of up to 301.8 km/h (Phillip Island, 2019)
The 2021 Moto2 World Championship season was another record-breaker. As the Triumph 765cc triple continued to redefine the class with another 16 new race lap and outright lap records, the remarkable Raul Fernandez set a new record of eight victories in a rookie season on his way to winning the Triumph Triple Trophy. In a show of gratitude, he gave the award of a custom-liveried Street Triple RS to his father in thanks for all he’s done to support Raul’s career.
After the third thrilling season of Moto2 powered by Triumph, it was Remy Gardner who took the 2021 World Championship crown at the last round by just four points.
Eight lap records were broken in 2020, with seven different Moto2™ Grand Prix winners. Eleven new outright circuit lap records set, smashing the benchmarks already redefined by Triumph 765cc triple power during 2019.
A new World Champion in Enea Bastianini, crowned from a title fight that went to the very last race of the season and where Luca Marini and Sam Lowes in second and third finished tied on points. Over 200,000 kilometres of flat-out racing over a condensed season of 15 rounds, 14 of which (with the exception of the opener in Qatar) were squeezed into just four relentless months
In the first major change to the Moto2™ category since 2019, the Triumph 765cc triple engine continues to revolutionise the class:
- 14 different race winners
- Lap records set at 34 GPs and counting, including records which have been broken and re-broken year-on-year
- The first ever 300+ km/h Moto2 top speed recorded at Mugello 2019.
- And a new 301.8 km/h all-time Moto2 speed record was set in Phillip Island
- Over 650,000 km of flat-out racing
street triple rs
Using the 765cc triple powerplant from which the Moto2™ engine is derived, the category benchmark-setting top spec Street Triple delivers even more triple engine power and torque, more aggressive styling, poise and attitude, and even better technology. It’s the ‘Ultimate Performance Street’.
The Moto2™ engine represents a milestone in Triumph’s international racing history.
For more than a century, race winners, record holders, and icons of the starting grid have chosen Triumph.