British Motorcycle manufacturer, ABM, used the recent Oulton Park Bennetts British Superbike round to unveil its radical new GP2 machine; the first 765cc Triumph powered machine outside of the Moto2 paddock. The track-only machine features a host of high-end carbon products, including front forks and rear sprocket.
Enjoying a successful season in the British GP2 Championship with Mason Law, where they have scored two victories and eight podiums, ABM are already looking to the future with their all-new Moto2 inspired project. Powered by the new Triumph 765cc three-cylinder engine, ABM’s new machine is the first Moto2 style machine outside of the Grand Prix paddock to feature the powerhouse and is packed with a host of cutting-edge technology.
The new race bike sets a number of firsts in the British paddock, including full carbon and ceramic front forks and a carbon and Teflon rear sprocket. Developed by Mason and the ABM Quattro Racing team in conjunction with their composites partner CeraCarbon.
The British GP2 Championship organisers are evolving their regulations to potentially accommodate new machines, this will include additional series organiser specified controls which include fitment of a mandated ECU and air restrictors. For open evaluation, the ABM 765cc will participate in the Free Practice sessions of remaining Britsh GP2 Championship rounds.
As with all GP2 machines, the new ABM model will run a completely stock engine housed inside a specially constructed frame that was designed and built at the company’s HQ in Kent. Whilst the bike is still under evaluation, the visually stunning and aerodynamic bodywork is approved and commercially available for riders in the racing paddock.
ABM owner Tony Scott added “This is a unique machine and follows our long standing desire for a prototype GP2 class in UK racing – something that we spearheaded back in 2017 with our development bike ridden by Alastair Seeley. We’ve continued that this season with Mason Law and as this class has grown and developed, we’ve developed our plan to sell competitive, cost-effective machines to the privateer GP2 paddock. This project also helps showcase the ABM brand and I’m grateful to the BSB organisers for giving the machine time and consideration and allowing us to pitch it against the existing GP2 machines.”