Making its debut at the British round of the MotoGP Championship was the all-new Moto2 based Triumph Daytona 765 Moto2 special edition.
While news broke last month that the bike was to make its debut at the British GP the only images we saw were sketches and didn't give too much away. Thankfully coinciding with its public debut, Triumph has released a swathe of new photos of the bike (and some lucky sods actually got to ride it!) for those of us not trackside at Silverstone.
The most immediate visual cue that the new Daytona (which closely resembles the last production Daytona) is something special is the carbon fibre bodywork with, gold Öhlins suspension – 43mm NIX30 front forks, and TTX36 rear shock –and monstrous Brembo Stylema brakes.
As is Triumph’s current methodology, the instrumentation is a full-colour TFT unit which also includes a unique new Moto2Triumph co-branded start-up graphic and built-in lap timer.
The 765cc inline triple pushes 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) due 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. The engine is also higher revving than the Street Triple RS engine by 600 rpm, with a red line now up at 13,250 rpm.
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.
The Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition is the first officially licensed Moto2 motorcycle and will be produced in a very limited number of 1530 bikes worldwide, with 765 motorcycles for the US and Canada, and 765 for the rest of the world.
TRIUMPH DAYTONA Moto2 Specs
ENGINE TYPE | Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
CAPACITY | 765cc
BORE STROKE | 78 x 53.38
COMPRESSION | 12.9:1
MAX POWER | 130 PS (95.6kW) at 12,250rpm
MAX TORQUE | 80 Nm at 9,750rpm
SYSTEM | Multi-point sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI. Electronic throttle control.
EXHAUST | Stainless steel 3 into 1 exhaust system. Stainless steel underbody primary silencer. Arrow titanium secondary silencer.
FINAL DRIVE | Chain
CLUTCH | Wet Multiplate
GEARBOX | 6-speed with Triumph Shift Assist
FRAME | Front - Aluminium beam twin spar / Rear - 2 piece high pressure die cast
SWINGARM | Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy
FRONT WHEEL | Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5 in
REAR WHEEL | Cast aluminium alloy 5-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 calliper, Single 220 mm disc, switchable ABS
WIDTH HANDLEBARS | 718mm
HEIGHT WITHOUT MIRRORS | 1105mm
SEAT HEIGHT | 822mm
WHEELBASE | 1379mm
RAKE | 23.2°
TRAIL | 91.1mm
WEIGHT | TBC
TANK CAPACITY | 17.4L