Triumph have only built 1,530 units of their ultra-desirable Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition; 765 for the US, and 765 for the rest of the world. Only six of these R279,000 thoroughbreds have just reached South African shores, and half of them are already spoken for.
We’re not surprised, really—the Daytona Moto2 is the wildest machine to roll out of Hinckley lately. It combines the brand’s awesome 765 triple-cylinder motor with tech gleamed from Triumph’s involvement in Moto2, and wrapping it in a lust-worthy array of carbon fibre and high-performance parts.
We’ve sampled (and loved) this power plant in the Street Triple 765 RS, but the motor in the Daytona Moto2 is a different beast altogether. Between its race-spec internals, all-new gearbox and unique mapping, it’s good for 130 PS (about 128 hp) at 12,250 rpm, and 80 Nm of torque at 9,750 rpm, with a redline of 13,250 rpm.
Inside the motor, you’ll find titanium inlet valves, stronger pistons, DLC-coated gudgeon pins, revised cam profiles, new intake trumpets, modified con rods, a new intake port, crank and barrels, and an increased compression ratio. Tech-y bits include a TFT display, five riding modes, ABS and traction control, and a quick-shifter.
All of that’s crammed into an all-new chassis, borrowed from the prototype 765 that Triumph built when they were developing the Moto2 motor.
It’s kitted with adjustable Öhlins suspension, Brembo Styleema brakes, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres, and a titanium muffler from Arrow.
Triumph South Africa were gracious enough to let us ogle the Daytona 765 Moto2 in the flesh. It’s every bit as exquisite as it appears to be in photos, with the same high-level build quality we’ve come to expect from Triumph.
It’s wrapped in a full complement of carbon fibre bodywork, and adorned with a race-inspired monochrome Union Jack livery. The frame and swing arm sport a clear anodised finish, and the bike has its series number etched into the machine aluminum top yoke. The overall effect is subtle and purposeful; the only hint of colour coming from the gold Öhlins forks.
There’s no doubt that the Daytona 765 Moto2 would be a worthy addition to any dream garage. It’s a little out of reach for us, so we’re waiting with baited breath for a ‘regular’ version of the Daytona 765 to hit the market.
We’re betting it’ll be much the same bike paired-down—minus the carbon fairing, race-spec internals and high-end component spec. Only time will tell.
For more information visit: www.triumph-motorcycles.co.za