As promised, Triumph finally revealed the new Daytona 765 at Silverstone before the British GP. This has been one of the most anticipated bikes of the year. Ever since its first spy shots surfaced, everyone was eagerly waiting for Triumph to bring it out in the open.
Triumph has used its developments and findings of the Moto2 engine to create the new Daytona 765 (officially called as Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition). The star of the show is the engine. It’s a 765cc inline 3-cylinder mill which produces 127bhp at 12,250rpm. The torque output is 80Nm.
Compared to the 765cc engine of the Street Triple RS, this one here gets updated internal components including new pistons, camshafts, intake trumpets, con-rods, titanium valves on the intake, and DLC-coated piston pins. It has a compression ratio of 12.9:1 and reaches 13,250 of max revs.
Apart from the engine, Triumph has also used a twin-spar aluminium frame which was developed for the Moto2 prototype race bike. It is extremely light and rigid. Talking about lightweight, all the bodywork on the new Daytona 765 is done in carbon fibre which reduces the overall weight of the bike further. However, Triumph hasn’t disclosed it yet.
In terms of styling, it’s clearly a Daytona. It hasn’t changed much and you would be able to identify it quickly. Triumph has added a familiar TFT display which we first saw in the Street Triple. We also get a standard Arrow exhaust for the sweet music that sings the best at higher revs and thus encourages you to keep the throttle pinned. The suspension setup comes from Ohlins whereas the braking is handled by Brembo’s Stylema.
The new Triumph Daytona 765 is a limited-edition motorcycle. Only 1,530 units will be made available worldwide and out of which 765 alone are for the US. It should start to arrive at the dealerships sometime early next year, we are still waiting for its price though.