BIKES BRIEFING

This is Tri­umph’s way of giv­ing the world a taste of its Moto2 prow­ess

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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.

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