New Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 races onto the road

The Moto2-inspired Triumph Daytona 765 breaks cover with more power and a race-tuned chassis

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TRIUMPH has confirmed it will launch a special edition race-bred Daytona supersport inspired by its involvement in the Moto2 World Championship in what will be the first-ever motorbike licensed by MotoGP rights holders Dorna.

Such a machine has been rumoured ever since Triumph landed the tender to supply the control engine for Moto2, feeder series for the MotoGP World Championship, developing a 765cc triple engine derived from its Street Triple range. It replaced the Honda CBR600RR engines used between 2010 and 2018.

Triumph Moto2 GP Racer | Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2019

The Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 – as it will be known – will be unveiled officially at the British MotoGP at Silverstone on 23rd August 2019. As well as the engine capacity, the nomenclature also denotes that a production run of just 765 will be designated for Europe and another 765 for US/Canada. 

Despite the familiarity of the unit, Triumph has teased this particular model will boast the ‘highest-ever power and torque’ it has produced, suggesting the Daytona 765 will take the iconic British firm into more of a sport-orientated territory.

What can we expect?

Though specifics and figures of the bike remain under wraps for now, Triumph is promising the highest-ever specification and a limited-edition race paint scheme. 

Moreover, the chassis will be tuned to emulate that ‘racer for the road’ selling point, with Triumph insisting it is the closest you can get to a ‘genuine Moto2 factory ride’.

The Daytona 765 represents an upgrade for the popular supersport package, which has enjoyed success in its current 675 guise since going on sale in 2006.  

Is this the closest you can get to a MotoGP racer?

Rumours that a 765 version have been rife since Triumph’s Moto2 deal was first announced, not least when a registered name trademark was also submitted by the manufacturer.

Interestingly, this will be the first-ever machine to wear branding licensed to Dorna. The Spanish company has traditionally been protective over the use of its name, with the Triumph Daytona 765 suggesting there is a growing desire to create a more natural link to roadgoing products.

With little opportunity for a prototype-derived MotoGP machine to ever make it onto the road, it is reasonable to assume the Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 is the most road-ready racer that can ever be borne from the origins of a MotoGP paddock.

The Triumph Daytona 675 is set to go on sale in 2020.