As the name rightly suggests, only 765 units of this race-bred Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 will be made for Europe and US/Canada. It gets the 765cc triple Triumph developed for Moto2 and a race-bred chassis
Ever since Triumph took the wraps off the Street Triple 765 and pulled the plug on the Daytona 675R, we have been anticipating a new Daytona. Well, it is here now and it looks a lot more bonkers than we expected. You see soon after the launch of the Street Triple 765, Triumph managed to become the official engine supplier for the Moto2 championship. And the new Daytona 765 has been developed keeping in mind the learnings from the grand prix motorcycle. Here’s what you can expect from this monster of a machine:
Power and Performance: Triumph claims that the new Daytona will have the highest ever power and torque it has ever produced. Keeping in mind that the Street Triple RS makes 121bhp and the Moto2 machine pushes out 138bhp – expect the 2020 Daytona to produce in the 130-135bhp range. The previous-gen Daytona 675R developed 115bhp. Triumph also claims that this new-generation model will be lighter than its predecessor.
Technology: The Triumph Tiger as well as the Street Triple come loaded with equipment. Expect the Daytona 765 to get the TFT Colour screen too. Additionally, ride-by-wire and slipper clutch will be available as standard. The motorcycle is also likely to come with bi-directional quickshifter. The bike will come with five riding modes including one for track riding.
Production: Triumph has christened the bike Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition. Triumph will only allot 765 motorcycles for the European region and another 765 to the US/Canada to start with. There’s no official confirmation about it making its way to India.
Debut: The Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition will be globally unveiled at the 2019 British GP at Silverstone on 23-25 August. Triumph is likely to reveal official specifications and pricing of the motorcycle at the event. Expect it to go on sale around March 2019. A standard version of the Daytona 765 may make its global debut at EICMA 2019 in November.