Rumors of a full-fairing version of the Triumph 765 circulating for a while are now laid to rest with the launch of the 2019 Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition. To be produced in a limited run of 765 units worldwide, the Daytona Moto2 765 capitalises on Triumph’s involvement with the Moto2 world championship as engine supplier.
Taking the inline-triple from the Triumph 765 naked sports, the Daytona 765 produces 128 hp at 12,250 rpm and 80 Nm of torque at 9,750 rpm – up from the 765’s 121 hp and 77 Nm. Mated to a six-speed gearbox equipped with up-and-down quickshifter, the Daytona Moto2 is an officially licensed motorcycle from Dorna Sports, organisers of the MotoGP championship, the first ever.
Inside the engine, internal components derived from Triumph Moto2 power plant include titanium inlet valves, stronger pistons, MotoGP™-spec DLC coated gudgeon pins, new cam profiles, new intake trumpets, modified con rods, intake port, crank and barrels, and an increased compression ratio – 12.9:1 from 12.6:1.
As befits a race-derived machine, the Daytona 765 comes with a single-piece cockpit and carbon-fibre-fairing painted in a combination of Carbon Black, Graphite Grey and Aluminium Silver. The use of carbon-fibre extends to the rear unit, front mudguard, hugger, upper chain guard and race-spec lower chain guard.
While Triumph did not release any weight number for the Daytona Moto2 – the standard 765 has a claimed dry weight of 166 kg – more weight is saved by using a clear anodised finish versus powder coating. Brembo’s Stylema brake callipers are used on the front wheel and suspension is done by Ohlins with 43 mm diameter NIX30 front forks and TTX36 rear shock, fully-adjustable.
Inside the cockpit, a full-colour TFT-LCD screen features a Moto2 branded start up screen and a machined billet aluminium top yoke has the bike’s edition number laser etched. The ride-by-wire throttle comes with five ride modes – Rain, Road, Rider Configurable, Sport and Track and a lap timer is included in the display.