have developed an all-new Daytona using the 765 engine first debuted in their Street Triple, an evolution of which will be used in Moto2 from this season onwards. While speculation has been rife that the Moto2 project would pave the way for the return of the Daytona, these pictures are the first proof that Triumph does have a road bike waiting in the wings.
The images, snapped in Spain last week, reveal a high-spec model, with numerous clues that this will be badged, as with its predecessors, as an R or SE model. It’s not inconceivable that this could even be the third in Triumph’s new line of TFC models, boasting super-high spec, engine tuning work, carbon bodywork and available only as a numbered limited edition to coincide with Triumph’s arrival as the control engine in Moto2.
With reaction to MCN’s October 2017 Daytona 765 story driving a tide of interest in a new model, Steve Sargent, Triumph’s Chief Product Officer, confirmed that: “If we could prove the demand, then of course we’ll do it. With the excitement we have around Moto2, we would be foolish not to consider it as a possibility.” But the firm flatly denied the bike was already in development. A little over a year later, and it’s clear that Triumph believe there is enough demand to release a new Daytona in 765 guise.
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SPIED: Triumph Daytona returns with 765 engine