TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES OFFICIALLY BACK IN THE BSB PADDOCK IN 2021
Following on from the recent announcement by British Superbike organisers MSVR and FIM World Supersport organisers DWO about the future evolution of the Supersport class, Triumph Motorcycles will have a Factory supported race team in the 2021 Quattro Group British Supersport Championship.
This exciting development marks the official return of Triumph into the British racing scene with a factory supported team and the beginning of an even wider racing presence in 2022 and beyond.
Further details will be announced within the next two weeks.
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Notes to Editors
- First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 117 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2019. For more than three decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes that perfectly blend authentic design, character, charisma and performance.
- Building around 60,000 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer and has around 650 dealers across the world.
- This focus, innovation and engineering passion has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the stunning new Trident 660, world leading Rocket R and GT, epic new Tiger 900, new higher performance Street Triple 765RS, iconic Scrambler 1200, Speed Triple, transcontinental Tiger 1200, iconic Triumph Bonneville family including the sporty Speed Twin, Bonneville Bobber, legendary Thruxton, accessible Street Twin, Street Scrambler and iconic Bonneville T120 and T100, plus an exciting and accessible A2 range of Triumph motorcycles.
- Triumph currently employs around 1,800 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, North America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden (Scandinavia), Benelux, Brazil, India, China and Thailand as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India.
- The Triumph Bonneville, famously named to celebrate Triumph’s 1956 land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, was the original British superbike and a race-winner straight out of the crate, chosen by famous motorcyclists of the past for its legendary handling, style, and character. It’s that handling, character and style, married to modern rider-focused technology that makes the new Bonneville family THE authentic modern classic choice today.
- Trident: Triple-powered Triumph legend. The original three-cylinder Trident set a new standard for performance when it was launched in 1968, beginning a bloodline of triple-powered Triumphs which continues to today with the latest generation Tigers, Speed and Street Triples, Rocket 3 and all-new Trident. Launched under two different brands the first Triumph Trident and BSA Rocket 3 were both powered by the torque-rich triple, with both achieving race success within Europe and the USA in the 1970s. The most famous of these being the legendary Triumph ‘Slippery Sam’, which went on to win five consecutive Isle of Man Production TT races from 1971 to 1975. Returning to the Triumph line-up in 1990, the new Trident 750 cc and 900 cc triple cylinder roadsters delivered a new standard of quality and were commonly regarded as the best of the new generation Triumph line-up with a character and style of their own.
- Triumph has a glorious racing history, competing in and winning races in almost every class and field of motorcycle sporting achievement. From winning the second ever Isle of Man TT in 1908, through to 1960s road and track domination in Europe and America, right up to contemporary racing achievements with the 675cc Triumph triple powered 2014 Daytona 200 win, the 2014 Isle of Man Supersports TT win, the 2014 and 2015 British Supersports titles and World SuperSport racing, and again in 2019, with another victory at the Isle of Man Supersports TT, piloted by Peter Hickman.
- Triumph’s racing legend continues as the exclusive engine supplier to the FIM Moto2™ World Championship since the start of the 2019 season. Triumph Motorcycles provides all of the teams with race-tuned 765cc triples, each of which is based on the class-leading Street Triple RS powerplant. Triumph’s inaugural year was a record-breaking debut with an amazing 16 circuit lap records and 18 circuit top speeds from 19 races, as well as the first ever +300km/h Moto2™ top speeds. The Triumph 765cc triple engine has redefined this world championship and it is continuing to do so 2020.