The ‘mule’ benefits from the Triple’s ECU, with a race map and increased rpm (14,000rpm), plus its fly-by-wire throttle. There’s no traction control, but the package features a Triumph blipper and shifter. A bespoke wiring harness has also been made for the bike. In race trim, the Moto2 bikes will run with control-spec Magneti Marelli ECUs.
The main frame and swingarm are Daytona 675- derived. The only real changes to standard setup are special rear wheel spacers to accommodate the larger Moto2 rim, and a 1° sharper headstock angle to help the bike steer a little sharper. To save weight, the rear subframe is also bespoke. The rear shock’s K-tech and the stock Daytona forks have been uprated by the same brand’s race cartridges.
Triumph have nabbed a set of existing Moto2 carbon weave items for their ‘mule’, keeping weight low and helping to mirror the profile teams are familiar with. Along with additional bracketry for fixing, a channel had to be fabricated to link the air scoop to the stock airbox.
The stock Street Triple 765 motor has been kitted with titanium valves, race-spec valve springs, a raised compression ratio and a lighter generator to help the motor spin faster. The heads are also ported, the injectors are higher flowing and the first two gears have been given taller ratios. On the ‘mule’ the stock ECU has been altered to allow for a 14,000rpm ceiling, helping to produce in excess of 135bhp and 80Nm of torque. The finished Moto2 spec engines will also incorporate an FCC slipper clutch.
WHEELS AND BRAKES
Forged magnesium Oz wheels reduce precious unsprung weight and allow a wider 190-profile rear hoop. The Nissin radial monoblocs are the same as the Daytona’s, being coupled to the stock master cylinder and lever. For added oomph Brembo Z04 pads have been thrown into the mix.