Triumph has just officially unveiled its new Daytona 765 for 2020 inspired by its Moto2 race machine – and here’s everything you need to know about the new bike that you can buy FOR THE ROAD.
We’ve been telling you there was a new Daytona 765 on the way from Triumph ever since the British brand first confirmed its link up with Moto2 back in 2017. And it’s finally here.
The Daytona’s got a rich history of racing success – with the previous generation 675cc triple taking wins right across the world. It claimed victory at the Isle of Man TT, the British, German, French and World SuperSports championships, and even at the Daytona 200. And it’s still going strong – with Peter Hickman taking the Supersport Race 2 win at this year’s Isle of Man TT. But with Triumph becoming the official engine supplier to the Moto2 World Championship, it was only a matter of time before the next generation Daytona went into production.
The headline news is the Daytona’s Moto2-derived 765cc engine. It kicks out 128bhp of peak power at 12,250rpm and 59lb-ft of peak torque at 9,750rpm. That makes it Triumph’s highest powered production 765cc engine ever. Admittedly, that’s not a huge surprise – but it could be a good fact to impress your mates with down the pub.
And it’s not just the engine that’s new and improved. The new Daytona’s lighter than previous generation machine – and the new bikes fitted with some serious kit, including new top-spec Brembo Stylema brakes, fully adjustable race-proven Ohlins suspension and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres. It’s got some top tech built-in too. There’s a full-colour TFT dash with an official Moto2 start up screen, five riding modes including a specific Track mode, and Triumph’s own Shift Assist up-and-down quickshifter.
If you want to get your hands on the first ever Moto2-licenced road bike you’ll need to act fast – Triumph’s only producing a limited run of 765 motorcycles for the US and Canada, and 765 for Europe, Asia and the rest of the world. Pricing has been confirmed at £15,765 – which pitches the new Daytona just above the Speed Triple RS.
|ENGINE TYPE||Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder|
|BORE STROKE||78 x 53.38|
|MAX POWER||128bhp at 12,250 rpm|
|MAX TORQUE||59lb-ft 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 caliper, Single 220 mm disc, switchable ABS|
|HEIGHT WITHOUT MIRRORS||1105mm|
|FUEL CONSUMPTION **||TBC|
|CO2 EMISSIONS **||TBC|
|**CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.|
That’s the basics covered, but instead of just giving you a few select bits of information and a handful of images like you’d get in the paper, we’ve decided to do things a little bit differently and show you absolutely everything we’ve been sent from Triumph. There’s a lot to wade through, but we know you’ll enjoy ALL the facts.
Here it is. Keep scrolling down for more Daytona stuff than you’ve ever seen…
HERE’S EVERYTHING WE’VE GOT ON THE NEW TRIUMPH DAYTONA 765, STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE…
The ultimate edition of Triumph’s legendary multiple Supersport Championship-winning Daytona is here – the new Daytona Moto2 765 – the closest you can get to a genuine Moto2 factory ride for the road.
Rare, special and unique
- The ultimate Daytona
- Limited run of individually numbered motorcycles, with only 765 for the US and Canada, and 765 for Europe, Asia and the rest of the world
- Billet machined aluminium top yoke displaying laser etched edition number
New Moto2-derived engine – highest ever 765 power and torque
- New 765cc triple Daytona engine, Moto2-derived update
- Triumph’s highest power and torque production 765cc engine ever
- 130 PS peak power at 12,250 rpm
- 80 Nm peak torque at 9,750 rpm
- Unbelievable sound from the new Arrow titanium race can
- The first ever official Moto2 Dorna Sports licenced motorcycle
The highest ever specification Daytona
- Lighter than the previous generation Daytona
- New top specification Brembo Stylema brakes
- Track-ready, high performance Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres
- Race-proven high specification Öhlins suspension
- The basis for the Moto2 development programme
- Supersport championship-winning chassis set-up
- Focused, single seat set-up
- The most dynamic, agile and precise handling Daytona ever
- Incredible road and track capability
The most technology ever on a Daytona
- Full-colour TFT instruments with official co-branded Moto2 start up screen
- Five riding modes, including Track mode
- Triumph Shift Assist up and down quickshifter
Race focused poise and style
- New lightweight full carbon fibre bodywork
- Official Moto2 branding and unique union jack paint scheme
- Distinctive clear anodised frame & swing arm
Born in Glory
One of the most famous wins in Triumph’s racing history, the 1966 Florida Daytona 200, saw Buddy Elmore spectacularly race from 46th on the grid to first place, winning the race on a prototype T100 Tiger – a dramatic victory that coined the name ‘Daytona’.
Returning to Triumph’s model line-up in the early 90s, the Daytona reinforced its legendary position as the most successful name in racing, with the triple powered 675 winning at the Isle of Man TT, the British, German, French and World SuperSports championships, and back at the Daytona 200. And with this year’s Isle of Man Supersport race 2 win, piloted by Peter Hickman, the Daytona is arguably still the best middleweight sports bike in the world.
Now, celebrating Triumph’s exciting return to the top tier of racing as the exclusive engine supplier to the Moto2 World Championship, the new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition represents the highest ever specification of this British racing legend, and a unique partnership with the FIM MotoGP World Championship.
Your Moto2 factory ride
Designed by the same expert team that developed the Moto2 engine, the new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition features a unique new Moto2-derived triple engine delivering Triumph’s highest ever power and torque from a production 765. With peak power of 130 PS at 12,250 rpm, and peak torque of 80 Nm at 9,750 rpm, the new engine delivers race-bred power and performance for the road. And that exciting upgrade can be felt low down and across the entire rev range, with a unique tune and the advanced ECU from the Street Triple RS.
The engine features a number of components 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.
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, delivering that unbelievable Moto2 sound! Developed bespoke for Triumph for this new model, the new side-mounted, upswept style silencer has been optimised for performance, reliability, efficiency and lightness.
As the closest you can get to a genuine Moto2 factory ride for the road, the new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition features a new gearbox with track optimised gear ratios. The first gear ratio has been directly informed by the Moto2TM engine development programme.
The highest ever specification Daytona
The highest ever specification of Triumph’s championship-winning racer, 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.
The new Daytona also features Pirelli’s latest generation highest-performance road tyres, the Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres, optimum for road and track precision. And there’s high specification race-proven Öhlins front and rear suspension – 43mm NIX30 front forks, and TTX36 rear shocks – both fully adjustable for rebound, compression and rebound.
On top of the highest ever specification and higher capacity engine, the new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition is now even lighter than the previous Daytona, for maximum agility and a dynamic race-inspired ride. This is delivered by its lighter weight main frame and swing arm, in addition to its new lightweight full carbon fibre bodywork. The new Daytona also features the lightest wheels in class – sporty five-spoke 17-inch cast aluminium alloys, for maximum agility and exceptional handling, with race-developed anti-slip high gloss black paint.
The eagerly-anticipated new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition shares the same precision-perfect chassis as the Moto2 engine development prototype, and the BSB championship-winning and multiple Isle of Man TT Supersports winning Daytona R. This is due to its unbeatable agility and precision, which, on top of the highest ever specification, makes this new model is the most dynamic and precise handling Daytona ever produced.
Designed for exceptional road and track capability, the new Daytona has a pure single seat set-up, reducing weight and reinforcing its sporting intent. There is also a new smoother track-optimised seat material that enables easier rider movement across the seat, and a race-inspired rear pad integrated into the rear bodywork.
The most technology ever on a Daytona
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, making this the most technology ever on a Daytona. And for simple intuitive access to the instruments while riding, the new Daytona features the latest multi-function ergonomically-optimised 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, enabled via ride-by-wire.
Track ready and performance focused, the new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition also features Triumph Shift Assist as standard – the up and down quickshifter for clutchless gear changes – perfect for focused riding and track enthusiasts.
Race focused poise and style
In true racing style, the new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition features 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.
Completing its performance-focused poise and style, the main frame and swing arm have a distinctive clear anodised finish, significantly reducing weight versus traditional powder coating. This, along with the characteristic twin headlight, rear paddock stand bobbins and LED indicators, make the stylish new Daytona Moto2 765 ready for any road or track.
Rare, special and unique
With a limited run of only 765 motorcycles for the US and Canada, and 765 for Europe, Asia and the rest of the world, the new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition is rare, special and truly unique – and the customer demand to date has been overwhelmingly positive. Each bike features a beautiful billet machined Moto2 branded aluminium top yoke displaying its laser etched unique limited edition number.
With over 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. Additionally riders can add engine and fork protectors, a tail tidy and TPMS.
The closest you can get to a genuine Moto2 factory ride for the road, and a truly unique motorcycle – the new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition is the first ever official Moto2 Dorna Sports licenced motorcycle.
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