More Details On Triumph’s Daytona Moto2 765

The most powerful Daytona yet.

Daytona Moto2 765
Only 765 examples of the limited-edition Daytona Moto2 765 will be available in the United States.Triumph Motorcycles

With their 765cc triple engine powering Moto2 bikes to lap record after lap record, our prayers have been answered for the return of the sublime-handling Daytona, sporting the 765 motor. After teasing sketches of the new bike a few weeks ago, Triumph has now released more details of a supersport 765 that, according to the company, is the closest thing you can get to a road-going Moto2 bike.

Triumph has confirmed it will be releasing a limited production run of its new 765 Daytona, bringing just 765 units in to the United States for early 2020. Each bike will be a limited edition, individually numbered with the number laser-etched into the billet-machined top clamp. And that sets the tone for the rest of the components on this bike—top-spec, expensive kit that rarely makes its way onto a regular production machine.

carbon fiber bodywork
Triumph’s Daytona Moto2 765 is wrapped in carbon fiber bodywork and powered by a 128 hp triple.Triumph Motorcycles

Carbon fiber bodywork sits around top-spec Öhlins suspension and Brembo brakes. The engine, derived from the one developed for Moto2 racing, ticks the dyno off with a claimed 128 hp and a peak torque of 59 pound-feet. Triumph’s supersport triples have never needed much help in the engine sound department, but the titanium Arrow race can will make sure this one sounds like a proper racebike should.

billet top triple clamp
Each Daytona Moto2 765 will be numbered on the billet top triple clamp.Triumph Motorcycles

The engine, though similar to the one in the Street Triple 765 RS, has been given a touch of Moto2-spec tuning to increase power. Titanium inlet valves and DLC-coated piston pins, along with new pistons, camshafts, intake trumpets, con-rods, and modified ports let the engine rev 600 rpm higher and run an increased compression ratio. A close-ratio, track-orientated gearbox helps make the most of the new power and 13,250-rpm rev limit.

Arrow exhaust
A titanium Arrow exhaust looks the part of a racer and will most likely sound like it as well.Triumph Motorcycles

While it looks visually similar to the final edition Daytona chassis, the new 765 Daytona chassis is lighter and uses geometry derived from the Moto2 engine development bike.

In addition to the shiny hard parts, Triumph has brought the rest of the Daytona into the 21st century too, with a TFT instrument cluster, five riding modes (including a Track mode), and an up/down quickshifter. When you switch on the ignition, the official Moto2 logo flashes up, making you feel ever so slightly like you’re playing a video game.

Brembo Stylema radial Monoblock calipers
Brembo Stylema radial Monoblock calipers clamp floating 310mm rotors on the Daytona Moto2 765.Triumph Motorcycles

In speaking to engineers involved in the Triumph Moto2 program, they were overflowing with excitement about the 765 Daytona. Partly because the Daytona 675 has been sorely missed since it went out of production and partly because they genuinely feel that the chassis they have developed here is something really special. During engine development, lap times on the Triumph test mule were consistently on a par with those of the then Honda-engined Moto2 bikes. Since the 765 era of Moto2 has been running, the lap times of the Triumph testbike have held up well against some of the best chassis manufacturers in the world. Triumph’s deal to supply the engines for Moto2 means the company is unable to enter a factory effort in the series, but it is confident that if it did, this 765 Daytona chassis would be competitive.

Öhlins TTX 36
A top-spec Öhlins TTX 36 piggyback shock is matched to a 43mm Öhlins NIX 30 fork on the limited-edition Daytona 765.Triumph Motorcycles

On the surface, the new 765 Daytona is a stunning limited-edition machine, covered in high-end components and finishes. Sure, these days 128 hp is eclipsed by even most adventure bikes, but that has never been what the Triumph Daytona is about. The discontinued Daytona 675 was a pure rider's bike, razor sharp and nimble with an addictive howling triple-cylinder motor. From what the factory is claiming, this 765 is another step on from that, taking the Daytona's strengths and improving on them. If the chassis is really as good as the engineers are hinting, then it's going to be an incredible track toy for the lucky few who get their hands on one.

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765
The Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 will be available at dealers in early 2020. We would recommend putting a deposit down sooner than that.Triumph Motorcycles

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Specifications

ENGINE 765cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline-triple
CLAIMED HORSEPOWER 128 hp @ 12,250 rpm
CLAIMED TORQUE 59 lb.-ft. @ 9,750 rpm
FRAME Aluminum-beam twin spar w/ two-piece high-pressure die-cast subframe
FRONT SUSPENSION Öhlins 43mm inverted NIX 30 fork, adjustable for preload, rebound, and compression damping
REAR SUSPENSION Öhlins TTX 36 twin-tube monoshock w/ piggyback reservoir, adjustable for rebound and compression damping
FRONT BRAKE Brembo Stylema 4-piston radial Monoblock calipers, twin 310mm floating discs, switchable ABS
REAR BRAKE Brembo 1-piston caliper, single 220mm disc, switchable ABS
RAKE/TRAIL 23.2°/3.6 in.
WHEELBASE 54.3 in.
SEAT HEIGHT 32.4 in.