Triumph Motorcycles New Zealand has confirmed the pinnacle of modern Triumph racing technology, the Daytona 765 Moto2, will soon arrive in the Kiwi marketplace.
Heralded as the first motorcycle to officially be licenced by Dorna Sports to carry the Moto2 logo, the Daytona 765 Moto2 is limited to just 1530 bikes worldwide split between 765 for the Americas with the remaining 765 allocated for the wider global market. Whether there are any major differences between the American and global bikes is yet to be seen.
Triumph Motorcycles New Zealand General Manager, Leigh Beckhaus,confirmed that Kiwi collectors will have the chance to own the very limited edition Daytona, with pricing surprisingly low for such a collectable machine.
“The Daytona 765 Moto2 is on the way and due to land in New Zealand in very limited numbers in early June and is priced around $32,000, '' she said.
Considering the collectable nature of the new Daytona and the technology Triumph has squeezed into the chassis that pricing seems very sharp indeed.
Leading the spec sheet of the new Daytona is race-inspired carbon fibre bodywork Öhlins 43mm NIX30 fork, and TTX36 rear shock and top of the line Brembo Stylema brakes.
As is Triumph’s current methodology, the instrumentation is a full-colour TFT unit which also includes a unique new Moto2/Triumph co-branded start-up graphic and built-in lap timer.
The party piece of the new Daytona, however, is its unique take on Triumph’s already brilliant 765cc inline triple. Now pushing out 128hp (96.6kW) at 12,250rpm and is backed by 80Nm of torque at 9,750rpm, the engine is different from the standard fare 765 triple (as seen in the Street Triple range) thanks to a number of features and performance upgrades derived directly from the Moto2 engine development programme, including titanium inlet valves, stronger pistons, MotoGP-spec DLC coated gudgeon pins, new cam profiles, new intake trumpets, modified con rods, intake port, crank and barrels, and an increased compression ratio.
For the pub quizzers out there, Triumph says the engine is also higher revving than the Street Triple RS engine by 600rpm, with a red line now up at 13,250rpm.
Reinforcing the Moto2 heritage of the bike, the Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition features a new gearbox with track optimised gear ratios, with the first gear ratio coming straight from Triumph’s Moto2 engine development programme.
Being the track ready and performance-focused special edition it is, Triumph has gone all out with the performance aids meaning the new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition also features Triumph Shift Assist quickshifter as standard.
In addition to its already impressive spec, Triumph has also developed 35 genuine Triumph accessories available for this new model, customers can tailor their Daytona to their own personal needs, with styling, protection and security features. New accessories include contemporary scrolling LED indicators with gloss black cast aluminium bodies, plus a beautiful machined aluminium rear brake reservoir with a laser-etched Triumph branded lid.