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Triumph: racing history

Getting to know the new Moto2™ engine supplier a little better before they debut in 2019

Tags Moto2, 2017

First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 115 years of motorcycle manufacturing in 2017 – and for the 2019 season the British marque is set to become the official engine supplier to Moto2™. Building around 60,000 bikes per year, they are the largest British motorcycle manufacturer and have more than 700 dealers across the world.

Triumph also has a glorious history in racing, competing in and winning races in almost every class and field of motorcycling. From victory in the second ever Isle of Man TT in 1908 through to 1960s road and track domination in Europe and America, the marque’s racing pedigree remains today: the 675cc Triumph triple powered the 2014 Daytona 200 win, the 2014 Isle of Man Supersport TT victory, and the 2014 and 2015 British Supersport titles – as well as lining up on the World Supersport stage.

There’s more. The iconic Triumph Bonneville is another jewel for the manufacturer, named to celebrate Triumph’s 1956 land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA - the original British superbike and a race winner straight out the crate. Triumph also holds a unique place in the history of the International Six Day Trials as the motorcycle of choice for multiple winning British teams and Steve McQueen’s famous US ride entry in 1964.

Moto2™ is now a different challenge, with the Triumph name to debut in the intermediate class of Grand Prix racing in 2019.