Spirit Motorcycles upgrading to Triumph 765 engine

This could be the first Triumph 765 powered Moto 2 bike you'll see in action. They will next be in action at Snetterton for the 5th round of the BSB Championship. Spirit Motorcycles have been campaigning the larger capacity machine in the BSB Supersport as a trial for a new Moto2 class series.

The first two machines they produced used the Triumph 675 engine from the Daytona, but the guys at T3 Racing breathed on it quite heavily and pushed it up to 750cc. Along with their partner, Spirit of the Seventies, their aim was to create a Moto2 machine for a British Championship to help get new racers ready for MotoGP.

The first two rounds of the BSB saw them good results, but as they aren't really supersport machines they couldn't get any points towards the championship. They had a few issues so took a couple of rounds to get them sorted out. Specifically they had throttle problems and the bike was a little heavy. Well that is now apparently all sorted.

Alastair Seeley is one of the riders with the Quattro Plant Spirit Team. He will be testing the new machine at Cadwell Park on the 26th and 27th June before the next BSB round at Snetterton on the 1st and 2nd July.