A month ago Triumph put out the first teasers of a coming Daytona 765 Limited Edition model celebrating Triumph’s role as the sole engine supplier to Moto 2 and now we can bring you the ‘almost’ full run down on the new model.
1530 of the machines will be made all up, 765 for North America, and 765 for Europe, Asia and the rest of the world. Australia were allocated 25 units from the limited edition run and all those were spoken for within hours of the news of the model breaking a month ago. Austrlian customers can expect delivery of their machines in early 2020.
Will there be a regular production model to follow…? It would be hard not to imagine that Triumph will indeed release a full production model that closely mimics what you see here in the Moto2 Limited Edition model. With customers then of course being able to buy most of the Limited Edition model’s kit from the Triumph accessories catalogue, such as the trick carbon-fibre bodywork and all the billet bits and pieces that adorn this special Limited-Edition model.
Power figures released see Triumph claim 130 PS which translates to 128 imperial horsepower at 12,250 rpm. I must admit I was expecting those numbers to be a little higher than that, and was hoping to see something near 150 horsepower. Suzuki’s GSX-R750 puts out 148 horsepower and at 86.3 Nm of torque, and also bests the triple-cylinder Triumph’s claimed 80 Nm at 9750 rpm. Triumph are yet to put out an official weight figure, but state that it is lighter than the previous generation Daytona which tipped the scales at 185 kg wet. For comparison’s sake, Suzuki are currently claiming 190kg wet for the GSX-R750.
The engine features a number of components and performance upgrades derived directly from the Moto2 engine development project, including titanium inlet valves, stronger pistons, MotoGP-spec DLC coated gudgeon pins, new cam profiles, new intake trumpets, modified con rods, intake ports, 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.
The new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition also features a new exhaust system with a beautifully TIG-welded high-performance Moto2-inspired Arrow titanium race can.
When it comes to suspension specification, electronics and bling the Daytona 765 Moto2 ticks all the boxes.
The new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition, will feature superbike-spec lightweight Brembo Stylema brakes. Compact and carefully sculpted, these are Brembo’s highest performance brakes for immediate response, chosen for their durability on track and quick cooling. Other premium components from Brembo include the span and ratio-adjustable brake lever and MCS radial master cylinder.
There’s high specification race-proven Öhlins front and rear suspension – 43mm NIX30 front forks, and a TTX36 rear shock – both fully adjustable for rebound, compression and rebound.
A significantly higher level of modern technology is now featured as standard on the new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition, including category-leading full-colour TFT instruments with a unique new Moto2 Triumph co-branded start-up graphic and lap timer. For simple intuitive access to the instruments while riding, the new Daytona features the latest multi-function switch cubes with five-way joystick control.
Also for the first time ever on a Daytona, riders can take advantage of five new riding modes – Rain, Road, Rider Configurable, Sport and Track – all of which adjust the throttle map, traction control settings and ABS settings to suit the riding style and road conditions.
The new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition also features Triumph Shift Assist as standard – the up and down quickshifter for clutchless gear changes.
New lightweight full carbon fibre bodywork, consisting of a new single piece cockpit, full fairing, re-styled rear unit, front mudguard, hugger, upper chain guard and race-spec lower chain guard.
Inspired by the Union Jack style livery of the Moto2 engine development bike, the new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition features official Moto2 branding and a unique paint scheme in Carbon Black, Graphite Grey and Aluminium Silver, with a unique distinctive exposed carbon fibre effect, and Aluminium Silver tank decals.
The characteristic twin headlight continues along with LED indicators and the limited-edition bike also scores rear paddock stand bobbins.
It really is quite a beautiful thing and I definitely do envy those 25 lucky Aussies who will be taking one home early in the new year.
Triumph Daytona 765 Moto2 Limited Edition
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder|
|Bore Stroke||78 x 53.38|
|Max Power||130 PS 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 3 into 1 exhaust system. Stainless steel underbody primary silencer. Arrow titanium secondary silencer.|
|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||718 mm|
|Height Without Mirrors||1105 mm|
|Seat Height||822 mm|
|Fuel Consumption||** TBC|
|Co2 Emissions||** TBC|