‘Ultimate’ Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 unveiled at British MotoGP

The 2019 Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 gets its grand unveiling at the British MotoGP at Silverstone, dubbed the 'ultimate Daytona' in its long, iconic lineage

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765

The eagerly anticipated Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 has received its exclusive world premiere at the British MotoGP round at Silverstone and is being dubbed as a genuine ‘racer for the road’.

The newest, most powerful iteration of the iconic Daytona yet, the Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 has been created to mark the British firm’s involvement in the Moto2 World Championship after it took over from Honda in 2019 as the official control engine supplier with its venerable 765cc.

It is the first road-going model to be adorned with branding using an official licence from MotoGP rights holders Dorna. 

Peter Hickman – who has piloted its Triumph Daytona 675 predecessor to considerable success on the roads in recent years – will ride the new 765 on a parade lap at Silverstone this weekend.

The story behind the Triumph Daytona Moto2 765

Though the 765cc unit is a staple of the Triumph range and has long been mooted to eventually find its way into the Daytona sportsbike, this is the first time this larger capacity triple has been married to a Daytona. 

Even so, Triumph insists it hasn’t simply bolted the engine to the Daytona frame, revealing the Daytona 765 is ultimately adapted from the hybrid Moto2-spec Daytona chassis it built to develop its engine in racing conditions.

From here, the bike morphed into the Daytona 765 and has been developed primarily on the race track by former 125cc World Champion and Moto2 front runner Julian Simon, with a clear target towards track day enthusiasts, as well as everyday riders. 

Subsequently dubbed the ‘ultimate’ Daytona, only 765 of the bikes will be made available to the UK and Europe, with another 765 for North America (with a minor red strip differentiation in the livery)

Daytona 765 performance figures

Utilising the same engine as used by current Moto2 World Championship leader Alex Marquez et al., Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 triple delivers 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, while an advanced ECU from the Street Triple RS emphasises the torque levels. 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 Moto2 engine development programme means the model comes with the following:

  • Titanium inlet valves
  • Stronger pistons
  • MotoGP-spec DLC coated gudgeon pins
  • New cam profiles
  • New intake trumpets
  • Increased compression ratio. 

The exhaust system uses a Moto2-inspires Arrow titanium race can which has been tuned to deliver a raw racing sound that will ring out over Silverstone this weekend. 

Triumph Daytona 765 Design

With a single-piece cockpit, full fairing and tweaks to the rear-end, the Daytona Moto2 765 retains the familiar Daytona silhouette but is brought up to date and is differentiated from its smaller capacity siblings. 

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. 

Each bike is numbered, which will be represented beneath Triumph’s latest generation TFT dashboard display.

The most advanced Triumph Daytona yet

With the Daytona platform now a relatively old one having first bowed in its current triple guise back in 2006, the Daytona 765 represents arguably one of its biggest modern updates in terms of technology.

Beyond the category leading TFT instruments, the Daytona 765 is available with five 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.

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 specifications

ENGINE TYPELiquid-cooled, 12v, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
MAX POWER130 PS at 12,250 rpm
MAX TORQUE80 Nm at 9,750 rpm
SYSTEMMulti-point sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI. Electronic throttle control.
EXHAUSTStainless steel 3 into 1 exhaust system. Stainless steel underbody primary silencer. Arrow titanium secondary silencer.
CLUTCHWet Multiplate
GEARBOX6-speed with Triumph Shift Assist
FRAMEFront - Aluminium beam twin spar
Rear - 2 piece high pressure die cast

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