Triumph Daytona 765 Moto2 Limited Edition Tested
Motorcycle Review by Adam Child ‘Chad’ – Images by Joe Dick
To revel in Triumph’s return to MotoGP as the engine supplier to Moto2, Triumph have produced a limited edition road-going version of their race bike. Ok, sort of, if you you’re not too critical – let me explain.
Its engine proudly carries the same logo and is the same capacity as the Moto2 bikes, but in fact the bike has more in common with Triumph’s super-popular Street Triple RS naked. Top power is 130 PS at 12,250 rpm up from the Street’s 123 PS at 11,700 rpm, thanks to a host of engine tweaks the team has carried over from the Moto2 engine.
These include titanium inlet valves, stronger pistons, MotoGP-spec’ DLC coated gudgeon pins, new cam profiles, new intake trumpets, plus modified con rods, intake port, crank and barrels, and an increased compression ratio. Simply put, they have improved the flow, increased compression, and made the engine internals lighter to move faster, which is what they’ve done with the Moto2 engine, all be it more advanced.
All of these improvements allows the triple to sing, revving higher than the Street Triple RS engine by 600 rpm, with the redline now at 13,250 rpm. Peak torque is also up slightly, to 80 Nm