2020 Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 limited edition: Specifications, electronics and price
Limited edition models seem to be the latest craze with Triumph Motorcycles. First came in the Triumph Thruxton R TFC, an even more exotic looking cafe racer that got a design tweak along wit an update in the power and electronics figures as well. Then it was the Rocket 3 TFC which has the biggest production motorcycle engine in the world. And now the British motorcycle brand is back with one more limited edition offering, the highly anticipated and much awaited new-generation Daytona. This one is called the Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition with only 765 that will go into production. It will be unveiled to the public on August 23, 2019 at the Silverstone race weekend.
Race machine for the streets
Powering the latest generation Daytona is the triple-cylinder 765cc engine which was introduced in the company's streetnaked, the Street Triple RS. Our thoughts on the bike were, "Power is seriously strong and highly addictive, a considerable jump up from before. Its nearly at Speed Triple levels of pace once you rev it out." Triumph took the same engine, developed it further and started supplying them to Moto2 Championship as the official engine supplier to the FIM Moto2 World Championship from the 2019 season onwards. What we can confidently believe is that the new engine will make a lot more power from the previous ?118.5 PS that was churned out by the 675cc motor.
Triumph has confirmed that the Daytona Moto2 765 will be the most powerful version of their supersport motorcycle, taking it ahead of the Street Triple RS and also the 675R. The new offering will also be lighter than the 675R. The RS spits out 121PS of power, while on the extreme side of the 765 is the Moto2 machine that produces 138PS. The Daytona Moto2 machine is expected to produce around 135PS. At this point we can only imagine how aggressive and engaging it will be on a race track or even a regular road. The engine is derived from the the Moto2 machine but is expected to get updates to the cam profiles and the valve train along with the weight of the other components of the engine.
Unchanged aggressive styling
The numerous spy pictures of the Daytona 765 have shown that Triumph has not deviated away from the previous model. Why should they at all? The 765 seems to come with an unchanged fairing with similar panel design, frame and swingarm. The only element that is visible on the test bike is the single-unit seat, much like the race machine. In case you were planning to get a pillion, that is clearly not happening. At least not on the hotter (read R) version of the Daytona 765. Not really a speculation this is considering the test machine flaunts a bright red subframe which has been traditionally used for the R-spec version. Triumph will be offering a titanium Arrow side-mounted exhaust. new TFT similar to what we have seen on the new Street Triples. Similar to the Moto2 bike, the Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition could sport monochrome Union Jack paint scheme.
Styling of the 2020 Daytona could be similar to the previous-gen
Weapons of choice
The new-age Triumph Daytona comes with Öhlins as seen in the pictures, which are speculated to be the fully adjustable NIX30 unit. It will also get Stylema radial calipers that are lower on weight and also offer better heat dissipation compared to the previous. The unit on the rear is the TTX which was also seen on the previous 657R Daytona comes with adjustable rebound and compression. The extensive list of electronic is also expected to feature full six-axis IMU that also means that a cornering ABS and a slide control could also make it to the new-gen Daytona. It will come with new five modes - Road, Rain, Sport, Rider and Track and will also get a a bi-directional quickshifter.
Previous-gen Triumph still remains one of the iconic middleweight supersport motorcycles out there
Price and availability
The Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 is a limited edition offering which will be unveiled in August this year. However, the deliveries will commence from March next year. The Daytona 765 will compete with the likes of the Kawasaki ZX-6R and the MV Agusta F3800. We believe Triumph Motorcycles India will be getting some to our country as well.
Starts Rs 12,14,550
Starts Rs 9,19,500
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