Triumph Daytona, one of the finest corner-killing motorcycles, has always put a grin on a riders’ face. However, it was losing its charm because of new competition in the segment and Triumph’s no response to it. It hasn’t been official, but somewhere inside our hearts, we knew (and hoped) and prayed that Triumph is silently working on an updated Daytona.
Well, thank God we weren’t wrong and Triumph did hear to our silent prayers. We’re glad to report that Triumph has begun testing the new Daytona and its first spy shots have been shared by MCN.
Engine specs of the new Triumph Daytona 765?
The new model is likely to be called as the Daytona 765, most probably because it’s going to have a new 765cc 3-cylinder engine. This would the same engine which the British brand developed for the Moto2 prototypes. Yes, that’s correct. Triumph is the single-engine supplier for the Moto2 class in the 2019 season. All the Moto2 bikes will be powered by Triumph’s new 3-cylinder engine.
The fact that the new Daytona’s engine would be somewhat inspired by the engine of Moto2 machines is thrilling. It means we would have more power at our disposal, maybe north of 135 hp. Also, the quality of the internals used in this engine would be significantly higher which would make it a rev-happy unit. The engine would also suffice to the Euro 5 emission norms. It’s going to be a pure performance-oriented machine, the new Daytona 765.
Looks and other mechanicals of Daytona 765?
Triumph has been caught testing the upcoming bike in Spain. The spy shots clearly reveal most of the parts of the bike. There’s no camouflage or something. We don’t see any major aesthetic changes in the new Daytona. It looks more or less the same as the current model. While the styling and design wouldn’t be altered, there will definitely be some additions in the spec sheet.
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To make sure the rest of the bike is able to keep up with the new engine, Triumph has included a number of performance parts. There would be Ohlins suspension setup, Brembo brakes, updated electronics with cornering ABS, different riding modes, bi-directional quickshifter, etc. The riding stance could also be changed to make the bike more track-focused. Other changes could be a new full-color TFT dash, and new ZX-6R inspired LED headlamps.
Daytona 765 launch?
As of now, there’s no official statement from Triumph regarding this. However, the test mule looks pretty much done, which is giving us even more goosebumps. But don’t expect to see this track junkie anytime soon. The earliest we can hope for is the end of this year. Let’s see what Triumph has got in its mind.