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- Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 LE: the return of British sports cars
- Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition 2020 - Technical sheet
During this weekend at the British Grand Prix, apart from Álex Rins' incredible victory over Marc Márquez, Triumph took advantage of the fact that he was playing at home to officially present the Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition.
This short-run motorcycle represents the return of the Hinckley firm to the sports motorcycle market, taking advantage of the pull of its agreement as a supplier of engines in the intermediate category of the MotoGP World Championship and, perhaps, opening the door to a model most popular production.
Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 LE: the return of British sports cars
They already announced it to us, at Silverstone the Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition it was going to be presented, and the British have not failed us. There they have let us see the definitive version of a name that the fans had been demanding for a long time and, after having disappeared with the arrival of Euro 4, can now return to stay.
Officially licensed under the auspices of Dorna, Triumph has created a new sports bike that on the outside does not differ too much from the lines of the last Daytona 675 that we saw a few seasons ago. Since 2017 when the British sports car stopped being sold, the brand has continued to develop the frame in races such as the Tourist Trohpy of the Isle of Man or the British Superbike to culminate with a prototype that has served to develop the new motorization used in Moto2 and which in turn derives from the one used in the Triumph Street Triple 765.
Following this evolution the Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition takes the block of three cylinders in line with 765 cubic centimeters and improves it with parts developed specifically for Moto2.
The valves are now made of titanium, the pistons have been reinforced, the crankpins have anti-friction coating, the compression is higher (12.9: 1) and the profiles of the cams, pistons and crankcase have been varied. The control unit is the same as in the Street Triple RS, but its engine now rises 600 rpm higher with the red line at 12,250 rpm. In addition, the gearbox is also new with optimized ratios for the track.
The result is a propellant that offers 130 HP of maximum power and 80 Nm of torque, accompanied by a racing tune thanks to the TIG-welded titanium Arrow exhaust. They are only 7 hp more than in the Street Triple RS, so we assume that Hinckley did not want to play with reliability. At the end of the day it is a street motorcycle.
For the chassis, they have continued to rely on the solvent chassis of the latest Triumph Daytona 675 R, an aluminum double-girder frame that now uses redesigned dimensions to be associated with a set of Öhlins suspensions with black leg material: NIX30 for the inverted front fork and TTX36 for the rear monoshock.
The British have focused on reducing the weight of the Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition as much as possible, but they have not specified the exact figure. They do claim that it is the lightest Daytona thanks to the single-seater configuration, a lightweight chassis, lighter swingarm, carbon fiber bodywork and the lightest cast aluminum wheels in the category.
The brake team uses a dual 310mm floating front disc bit by calipers Brembo Stylema Four-piston radial mount with World Superbike specifications, plus an MCS radial master cylinder.
Technology is also a key piece in this Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition. Taking advantage of the technical base of the more evolved Street Triple, the Moto2 765 Limited Edition includes a color TFT dashboard, five driving modes (Rain, Road, Rider, Sport and Track), traction control and adjustable ABS. It also incorporates bi-directional semi-automatic gearbox.
Will be only 765 units those that will be produced for the European and Asian markets, in addition to another 765 for the United States and Canada. The price of the Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition for the Spanish market has not yet been revealed, but for Great Britain it has been estimated at 15,765 pounds, 17,365 euros at today's exchange rate, although the final figure will possibly be around 20,000 euros.
Now it only remains to see if, as they have done with the Triumph Rocket 3, those from Hinckley decide within a few months to resurrect the street Daytona with a more accessible model. At the moment, no one confirms or denies anything.
Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition 2020 - Technical sheet
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