This is Triumph’s way of giving the world a taste of its Moto2 prowess
Polarity Smart bikes unveils six new made-in-India prototypes that are due to be launched next year and the Moto2-derived Triumph Daytona 765 is showcased
THE DAYTONA 675 HAS BEEN around for a while but with the uncompromising emission norms, Triumph had to pull the plug on this bike. But Hinckley’s iconic supersport couldn’t just fade away into oblivion.
Dubbed as the ‘Ultimate Daytona’, this is more than just a Daytona 675 with a Street Triple RS engine plonked in to it. With tons of Moto2-derived modifications to the 765cc, inline-three engine, the Daytona belts out 128.2bhp at 12,250rpm and 80Nm at 9750rpm making it plenty exciting.
The Daytona 765 features superbike-spec 4-piston radial Brembo Stylema callipers clamped onto twin 310mm floating disc and a 220mm disc with Brembo’s single piston calliper. Completing the package is Brembo’s adjustable brake lever and MCS radial master cylinder.
For the first time Daytona features rideby-wire and five riding modes – Rain, Road, Rider Configurable, Sport and Track – all of which adjust the throttle map, traction control settings and ABS settings.
The Daytona carries the same design from its predecessor. However, the bodywork is completely made of carbonfibre and even Moto2 badging, making it the first official Moto2 Dorna Sports licensed motorcycle in the world.
The Daytona Moto2 765 is restricted to 765 units for US and Canada along with 765 more units assigned to Europe, Asia and the rest of the world.