Associated British Motorcycles reveal radical new 765 Moto2 racer
Legendary builder Tony Scott turns his hand to the new Triumph 765
There’s a brand new 765 Moto2 weapon on track but it’s not rolled out of the Triumph factory – it’s actually the brainchild of legendary bike builder Tony Scott and his new Associated British Motorcycles outfit. Based on a Triumph Street Triple 765, the bike is purpose built for racing in the GP2 series of BSB.
- Street Triple 765 base bike
- Engine untouched
- New chassis & suspension
- Moto2 style bodywork
- Fairing kit from just £850
The new bike sets a series of first the BSB paddock – apart from being the first Moto2 765 triple outside of Triumph – including full carbon and ceramic forks and carbon rear sprocket. The machine itself is based on a road going concept designed by Scott a few years back but updated for the new 765 engine.
"The 675 engines we have are getting a bit tired now," says Scott. "They’ve been very reliable but we thought it was about time that we updated it. This new machine is still in early stages of development – it’s running a totally stock engine for now – but once were finished it will be a serious track machine for anyone who wants it."
ABM are working with the BSB organisers to consider evolving the regulations to accommodate these new machines.
"Right now youngsters getting into the sport or privateers working their way up would have to spend over £150,000 on a Kalex. Our bike will provide that experience for one third of the price."
As well as the complete machine for speed mad racing types or track day enthusiasts, there’s also a fairing kit for people who want the Moto 2 look. The fairing kit, which consists of upper and lower fairing, seat unit, air intake scoop, clock mount and Double Bubble screen fits all Street Triples from mid-06 to now and costs just £850. If you want to take it that bit further there are also carbon fibre versions available for a slightly richer £2450 and, if the demand is there, ABM say that a road-version will be in the works.
"We’re not a big manufacturer, so we can’t churn things out – everything is developed by a team here in the UK. But we have some ideas about rerouting the air intake and housing some LEDs in the nose. That would give you the Moto2 look on a completely road legal bike."
Fingers crossed eh?