Triumph removes the Daytona 675 off its shelves
But fret not. They might already be developing a new one nowby Sagar Patil, on
Earlier this week, Triumph removed their only fully-faired machine from their lineup on showroom floors and on their official websites. The demise of their 675cc Daytona Supersports was etched the day Euro IV emission norms came into existence. And with the decline of superbike sales across the globe, Triumph decided to let go of their capable machine.
But we don’t think it is the end of the line for the Daytona brand. Back in June last year, the British motorcycle manufacturer had announced their entry into the world of motorsports by replacing Honda as the engine manufacturer for the Moto2 Motorcycles from the 2019 season. Making use of the talented 765cc Triumph Street Triple engine, the folks at the racing department are putting all their resources into tuning this three-pot motor into a dedicated Moto2 worthy engine.
With multiple enhancements and developments underway, the engine has successfully being tested with the second track test at the Ciudad del Motor de Aragón by Julian Simon, 2009 125cc World Champion, Moto2 runner-up and experienced Moto2 test rider.
To do that, Triumph has reformed the Daytona chassis and body kit to accommodate the tests with the new 765cc mill under its belly. Although Triumph has not released or hinted about the 765 Daytona, we figure they won’t let it go without coming back with all the shebang.
We don’t think Triumph wouldn’t go on to make a prototype Daytona 765 just to test it for its Moto2 stunt. That is a pretty huge statement right there. In the name of Moto2, Triumph is building a killer for all the future Supersports. Making use of their own chassis, engine, and electronics, my guess is that they are already reaching the edges of their product development.
So what is going to happen? Nothing can be said for sure but wait till 2020, and we will be able to predict the Daytona’s future with all gut and glory. Triumph needs a little bit of conviction about them being able to justify pouring millions into this project.
You know what to do.