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128bhp and 80Nm along with truckloads of carbonfibre to make Triumph’s supersport faster than ever
The highly anticipated Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition finally made its public debut at the British GP on Friday. If you have been thinking that the Daytona Moto2 765 Limited edition is just a Daytona 675 with a bigger engine, you are in for a surprise!
The Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition gets the Moto2-derived liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line three cylinder 765 cc producing 128.22bhp at 12,250rpm and 80Nm at 9,750rpm. We’ve already sampled the engine in the brilliant Street Triple RS but new components like 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 leading to an additional 7bhp and 3Nm. The 765 is the closest motorcycle to a race-spec Moto2 machine and even the gear ratios are the same.
That’s not it. All these updates have helped Triumph squeeze out 20 per cent more power and torque in the mid-range than the 675. The engine also revs higher than the Street Triple RS by 600rpm, redlining at 13,250rpm.
The engine is cradled in the same chassis used by Triumph in its Moto2 engine development prototype and the multiple Isle of Man TT winner - Daytona R. The Daytona Moto2 gets five riding modes- Rain, Road, Rider (configurable), Sport and Track, which is first for the Triumph’s iconic supersport. The modes alter the throttle map, traction control settings and ABS settings to suit the riding style and road conditions, enabled via ride-by-wire.
Dubbed as ‘The Ultimate Daytona’, the Daytona Moto 2 765 Limited Edition is laden with superbike-spec components, making it the highest-spec Daytona till date. The bike features Brembo’s flagship Stylema 4-piston caliper, clamped on to twin 310mm floating discs at the front and Brembo’s single-piston caliper with a 220mm disc at the rear with switchable ABS at both ends.
Taking care of the suspension duties is Ohlins’ highest-spec 43mm NIX30 forks and TTX36 monoshock—both fully adjustable. The bike also gets Pirelli’s latest-generation Diablo Supercorsa SP Tyres slapped on to 17-inch cast aluminium wheels, which are the lightest in the class.
The Daytona Moto 2 765 Limited Edition carries the same design from its predecessor. However, the bodywork is completely made of carbonfibre, single piece cockpit, a re-styled rear and a race-spec lower chain guard.
The bike gets Union Jack style livery, similar to what was seen on the Moto2 engine development bike in black, grey and aluminium silver. The US and Canada-spec models will also feature red stripes. The Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition also gets Moto2 badge, making it the first motorcycle to flaunt the official branding.
The main frame and swingarm have skipped their turn at the paint booth and have been given a clear anodised finish, which along with the lighter bodywork, tyres and the Moto2-inspired Arrow exhaust makes the Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition lighter than the Daytona 675. The exact weight hasn’t been announced by Triumph yet though.
The Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 is restricted to 765 numbered units for United States and Canada along with 765 more units assigned to Europe, Asia and the rest of the world. Though Triumph intends to keep this bike a limited edition (for now), we believe that the standard bike would also be launched at a later date.
If you want to see the iconic supersport in action, watch the British racer Peter Hickman at the Silverstone GP this weekend before the start of the race.