The much-loved Triumph Daytona sport bike and its middleweight triple are coming back, at least sort of. We all knew it was coming after Triumph secured a spot for its new 765 engine in Moto2. There are no official photos of the definitive version, but Triumph has divulged some things to expect from the Moto2 Limited Edition.
North America, Asia, and Europe will each receive 765 units of the 2020 Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition which will be built around an evolved 675 frame. It may receive a similar, dark Union Jack scheme seen on the Moto2 test mule. Triumph says the Street Triple RS’ TFT dash will make it to the Moto2 765 Limited Edition, including a Moto2 startup screen. Ride-by-wire will come standard with five riding modes.
While the Moto2 engine makes 140 PS, the Limited Edition supersport will probably be detuned for road use but will exceed the power made by the Street Triple. Triumph also claims it will be even lighter than the previous 675 Each of the 765 special motorcycles will be equipped with a bi-directional quick shifter, an Arrow titanium exhaust, and an aluminum billet triple clamp with a laser-etched number.
Whether Triumph will release a production Daytona 765 to replace the 675 after this limited-edition run has yet to be confirmed, but it’s looking probable. Detailed specs and pricing will be revealed on August 23 as two unnamed world champions will take the new motorcycle on a parade lap around Silverstone.