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    Interesting (and surprising?) little arrangement, Triumph replacing Honda engines!

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    Pretty old news

    http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/op...s-first-gp-win

    think there was a thread on it?


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    i predict there will be many engine blow ups compared to the Honda era

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    Maybe its fake news. Bet the Dews are behind it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Bet the Dews are behind it.
    ...as long as they pay their Dues, minimum wage...

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    The starting grid will sound fantastic.

    Not surprising - the Honda engine is old and they will be dumping the 600 road bike so why keep churning out the engines.

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    That feels like it should be posed as a question, but instead you've framed it as a statement. A bold if unconventional approach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murray View Post
    Pretty old news

    http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/op...s-first-gp-win

    think there was a thread on it?
    Well it just came out in my Triumph Rat Newsletter and I thought some may like to know about it - seems the newsletter is a bit tardy! Oh well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWST? View Post
    i predict there will be many engine blow ups compared to the Honda era
    The Hondas are built to a formula which gives adequate HP with max reliability. NOT max HP.
    Once Triumph have settled on a spec which ensures reliability, I'd doubt you'll see much difference.

    And the late Rod Dew - a sports journalist of the old school - would have loved to break the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    The Hondas are built to a formula which gives adequate HP with max reliability. NOT max HP.
    Once Triumph have settled on a spec which ensures reliability, I'd doubt you'll see much difference.

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    So it will still look and sound like a street bike race

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonu View Post
    So it will still look and sound like a street bike race
    As long as the majority of street bikes sold look like race bikes, yes....
    The uninitiated - and old buggers like me - can't tell them apart now anyway.

    It would certainly be more amusing and better entertainment if they all had to be styled as choppers....
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    A bit more power from the 750, a little less weight. Hopefully they make everyone use the same ECU as MotoGP so the riders can learn the software, traction control etc before they get on 250+ hp MotoGP bikes and Moto2 will be a lot closer to the feeder class it's meant to be. At the moment it's far too similar to WorldSSP and the riders don't learn anything applicable to MotoGP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    The Hondas are built to a formula which gives adequate HP with max reliability. NOT max HP.
    Dorna wanted more power but Honda wouldn't play. They didn't want their engines blowing up, and the engines have been amazingly reliable .

    Assuming the Triumph engines get the same treatment as the Hondas, they will be sent to Spain where they'll be stripped and assembled to match as near as possible the power output of each engine.

    http://world.honda.com/MotoGP/2016/moto2_engines/
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    No more electrical faults then ..cough cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonu View Post
    So it will still look and sound like a street bike race

    I've been pondering chickens and eggs, butterflies and flowers, too.

    Did Triumph design this engine with moto2 in mind or offer up a road engine which would be capable on track? Time will tell.

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