British manufacturer has brought back its award-winning middleweight supersport bike with a limited edition run to celebrate the brand’s status as the official Moto2 world championship engine supplier.
Called the Triumph Daytona Moto2 765, the high-spec sportsbike combines the outstanding Daytona 675 chassis with a modified version of the Street Triple’s 765cc motor – and a whole lot of top spec components normally seen on more exotic superbikes.
Just 1530 of the Moto2 replicas are due to be produced, priced at £15,765 in the UK. The engine, which is claimed to produce 128bhp at 12,250rpm (seven more than the Street Triple RS), features a number of engine parts found on the Moto2 racers, including titanium inlet valves, stronger pistons, reprofiled camshafts and race intake trumpets. The modified motors also use the Moto2 bikes’ increased compression ratio (up from 12.65:1 on the Street Triple RS to 12.9:1). The gearbox too is new and race derived, with track focussed ratios and the same first gear set-up as the Moto2 racers, while the gudgeon pins get the same DLC (diamond like coating) treatment as the bikes raced by Sam Lowes and Co.
Of course £16k is more R1 than R6 money, so Triumph haven’t been shy when it comes to the Daytona Moto2 765’s spec sheet.
Ohlins, purveyors of springs to the stars, provide their fully-adjustable 43mm NIX30 forks up front and a TTX36 twin tube monoshock at the rear. Stopping comes courtesy of Brembo Stylema radial monobloc brakes, while tyres replace the Moto2 Dunlops with Pirelli Supercorsa SPs.
There’s no doubt the new Daytona is dripping in trickness. The titanium Arrow end can is stunning. The TIG welded exhaust system is side mounted and despite the race looks is road legal. Isle of Man TT ace Peter Hickman rode the Daytona on demo laps of Silverstone at this weekend’s MotoGP round, and the new 765cc triple sounded stunning as he took it right up to the 13,250rpm red line. Other detail touches include the machined billet aluminium top yoke, which is laser etched the bike’s production number, and carbon fibre bodywork, which is set off in the silver Union Jack livery that replicates the one found on the Moto2 development mule.
The Daytona 765 features a full colour TFT instrument panel, which is co-branded with the Moto2 logo (the bike is an officially licenced MotoGP product) and there are five riding modes and a Triumph ‘Shift Assist’ quickshifter for up and down changes.
Despite a lack of cubes for the money, the Daytona 765 is a work of art. Whether or not we will see a standard version, without the full bells and whistles, for regular supersport money remains to be seen, but for the time being the limited edition Moto2 is Triumph’s sole model in its return to a class it has bossed in the past.
With the Daytona 675 derived chassis highly regarded as one of the best around, and the three-cylinder engine delivering torque and character unlike anything else in the supersport class, it’s a fair bet that this limited edition model will deliver the kind of performance that the spec sheet promises.
Want one? Expect them to arrive in Triumph dealerships in early 2020, although there’s a good chance you’ll have to get down sooner with your credit card, as limited edition Triumphs have a habit of selling out quickly.
Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 – technical specifications
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line three-cylinder|
|Bore Stroke||78 x 53.38|
|Max Power||128bhp at 12,250 rpm|
|Max Torque||80 Nm at 9,750 rpm|
|System||Multi-point sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI. Electronic throttle control.|
|Exhaust||Stainless steel three into one exhaust system. Stainless steel underbody primary silencer. Arrow titanium secondary silencer.|
|Gearbox||Six-speed with Triumph Shift Assist|
|Frame||Front – Aluminium beam twin spar
Rear – two piece high pressure die cast
|Swingarm||Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy|
|Front Wheel||Cast aluminium alloy five-spoke 17 x 3.5 in|
|Rear Wheel||Cast aluminium alloy five-spoke 17 x 5.5 in|
|Front Tyre||120/70 ZR17|
|Rear Tyre||180/55 ZR17|
|Front Suspension||Öhlins 43 mm upside down NIX30 forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping|
|Rear Suspension||Öhlins TTX36 twin tube monoshock with piggy back reservoir, adjustable, rebound and compression damping|
|Front Brake||Brembo Stylema® 4 piston radial mono-block calipers, Twin 310 mm floating discs, switchable ABS|
|Rear Brake||Brembo single piston caliper, Single 220 mm disc, switchable ABS|
|Height (without mirrors)||1105mm|
|Tank Capacity||17.4 litres|