Yes, we all knew it was coming, but Triumph have finally uncovered all the details on what they describe as ‘the ultimate edition’, of the legendary Daytona – and it looks like an absolute corker.
So we do we start? Well it’s got to be with that absolute peach of an engine. Powered by the 765cc triple that we’ve all come to love, the Daytona will make 130ps peak power at 12,250 rpm, with 80Nm of torque available at 9,750 rpm.
It’s not just the standard engine from the Street Triple though; oh no. The Daytona engine has been designed by the same team that developed the genuine Moto2 engine, and they’ve made monumental changes: titanium inlet valves, stronger pistons, MotoGPTM-spec DLC coated gudgeon pins, new cam profiles, new intake trumpets, modified con rods, intake port, crank and barrels, and an increased compression ratio.
All of this makes the Daytona the most powerful 765cc yet, with all the updates being be fed through a titanium Arrow race can. It will rev 600rpm higher than its naked sibling, and also has a more advanced ECU for good measure.
It’s not just the engine that’s been pimped either, as the Daytona Moto2 Limited Edition will come laden with superbike-spec Brembo Stylema brakes, Pirelli Supercorsa rubber and proper Öhlins front and rear; 43mm NIX30 front forks and a TTX36 rear shock, to be exact.
It actually comes in lighter than the previous Daytona as well, thanks to a lighter weight main frame and swing arm, alongside carbon fibre bodywork and lightweight alloy wheels. It will also have the electronic wizardry you’d expect, including a shifter/blipper, 5 riding modes, traction control and ABS.
With 765 models for the US and Canada, and 765 for Europe, Asia and the rest of the world, they won’t be hanging around for long. If you want one, you’re going to have to be quick…