Triumph have today (23/08/2019) revealed both the UK and the US Daytona Moto2™ 765 Limited Edition motorcycles at the Silverstone race track during the MotoGP weekend. The machine is the first licensed by Dorna to carry one of their trademarks. The differences between the models appears purely cosmetic.
Built around the Daytona’s world-famous championship-winning chassis, this is the next generation of Triumph’s racing legend with the highest ever specification and a new Moto2™-derived triple-cylinder engine that delivers the highest ever power and torque, tailored for the road as well as track days.
The machine close to a Moto2 race bike for the road. It is a marriage between the Daytona 675R and the Street Triple 765 RS, but with a whole lot of enhancements. It comes with top-spec Brembo Stylema brakes, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres, Ohlins suspension front and back, but even with all that it is lighter than the Daytona 675R.
The chassis, however, is the same as on the Daytona 675R. That isn't a criticism though, after all that chassis has won a couple of TTs and the Ulster GP. There is no pillion seat or pillion pegs - so this is a solo indulgence.
Another change is to the dashboard. The new Daytona Moto2™ 765 Limited Edition comes with a full colour TFT dashboard with five riding modes. The machine also gets Triumph's Shift-Assist quickshifter which allows both up and down shifts without using the clutch. As with all the new machines, it gets ride-by-wire, ABS, and switchable traction control.
The 765cc motor has been tweaked to produce even more power than the Street Triple 765 RS by incorporating some enhancements from Moto2 such as titanium valves, uprated pistons, Diamond-like carbon-coated gudgeon pins, a new cam profile, and higher compression. It develops 130 PS (128 bhp) peak power at 11,700 rpm and 77 Nm (56 ft-lbs) of torque at 9,500 rpm. The exhaust is from Arrow and features a TIG-welded Titanium race can to give that all important Moto2™ sound. The gearbox is new with track-orientated ratios. The red-line on this machine is now 13,250 rpm.
The UK model features a monochrome paint scheme whereas the US model has additional red-stripes. Both models will have the limited edition number engraved on the headstock.
The cost in the UK is £15,765 but no US price is available yet.
All that said, it is just a Daytona 675R with a new engine and uorated suspension and brakes. The chassis and fairing have not had any real development work done on them. I think we can deduce that there won't be a standard Daytona 765 as Triumph would have put more effort into those parts.