Though we were disappointed to see that the Triumph Daytona 765 wouldn’t come to us as a 2019 model, rumors about the motorcycle’s arrival have begun to swell.
Alleged spy photos of the bike popped up on the web last week, and out Bothan Spies have been reporting details of what to expect from this middleweight sport bike, which seems set for a 2020 model year debut…perhaps as early as later this year.
Our sources are painting us only a rough picture at this time, but it seems that these spy photos are part of a larger strategy that sees Triumph wanting to push its in-house custom brand, dubbed “Triumph Factory Custom”, which recently released special edition models for the Thruxton and Rocket.
As such, the Daytona 765 seems to be set as Triumph’s next Factory Custom machine, which means that it will be well-spec’d and pricy. We hear that the Triumph Daytona 765 will cost around the $20,000 mark, and could even be a track-only machine.
We would expect this bike to be roughly what we have seen in the spy photos: the old Daytona 675 supersport, with the 765cc three-cylinder engine wedged into the chassis, likely in Moto2 spec and with premium components like K-Tech suspension and forged aluminum wheels.
A full production model is then expected to follow the next model year (2021), and will be Euro5 compliant. This bike is expected to ride on the coattails of Triumph’s Moto2 plans, where the British brand will be the spec-engine provider.
We suspect that the spy photos of the Daytona 765 on the track are our first glimpses of this machine’s pre-production tests, and as such is a test mule. Hopefully Triumph is smart though, and provides the Daytona with an aesthetics upgrade.
We would expect that the 2021 Triumph Daytona 765 would be an all-new motorcycle, and will come in several different trim levels and packages.
We are still early days with these rumors, and many details need to be revealed still. As we like to say, time will tell. More as we get it.
Source: Bothan Spies; Photos: Triumph