All the NEWS proudly brought to you by HJC HELMETS Triumph Daytona 765 confirmed for 2020! FAST. KTM host Brad Binder meet and greet. The massive KTM dealership out in the South of JHB hosted an evening with SA racing stars, Brad and Darryn Binder. It was an open invite to all to come and spend a night with the Moto2 and Moto3 racers and the chance to buy some official Binder merchandise and get it signed on the night by the boys themselves. It was a great night with hundreds of fans packing into the dealership, luckily it is a big place and it needed to be to fit all the fans in. Greg Moloney was on the mic and got the two boys up on stage for a quick chat about all the happenings in the boys lives. A big well done to Shaun from Smashton Industries (official merch supplier) and Nathaniel and his team from FAST. KTM for hosting such an amazing event. If you would like to purchase some official Brad or Darryn merch you can do so by going to the website - www.bradbinder41.com. Triumph have offi cially confi rmed that the Daytona 765 MCN spied testing, and have been desperate for them to build, is real - and will arrive as a limited edition in Spring 2020, capitalising on what they have learned from Moto2. Named the ‘Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition’, the new supersport machine will be built in two versions, one for Europe and Asia, the other the US and Canada. Each market is limited to just 765 bikes, and only a fraction of that number will be available in the UK, meaning demand is likely to dramatically outstrip supply. The billet aluminium top yoke of each bike will be laser-etched with the bike’s unique build number. Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition: the heart of a race bike At the core of the new Daytona is the 765cc engine that started life in the Street Triple RS, before being further developed and supplied to the Moto2 championship as the control engine for 2019 onwards. Crucially, the exciting benefi t for all of us is that this new engine means the 2020 Daytona 765 will be the most powerful Daytona built to date – boasting, say Triumph, “signifi cantly more power and torque” than both the old 675 R and the Street Triple RS from which it was developed. The whole package is also claimed to be “signifi cantly lighter” than the old Daytona 675 R. In the Street Triple RS that engine makes 121bhp, while the Moto2 765 delivers “more than 138bhp,” meaning we’d expect the Daytona 765 to develop around 130-135bhp. Considering the old bike was often vaunted as the perfect combination of mass and mumbo, we’re struggling to contain our excitement about how this fi nal evolution of the species will perform on road and track. It wears a titanium Arrow side-mounted exhaust that mimics the Moto2 race bikes while contributing to the mass loss. The new TFT dash (the old 675 R used an analogue / LCD mix) boasts an offi cial Moto2 start-up welcome screen, and there are fi ve rider modes including track mode, and a bidirectional quickshifter as standard. The fi nished bikes will feature a largely monochrome Union Jack paintscheme – inspired by the Moto2 development mule’s – with offi cial Moto2 branding. When can I see one, and when can I buy it? Triumph will confi rm the key spec of the new Daytona at its offi cial world launch during the British MotoGP at Silverstone, when it will be seen in the metal for the fi rst time and paraded on track. Triumph say the Daytona will arrive in March 2020, and that the price will also be announced at the August 23 Silverstone unveil. 28 RIDEFAST MAGAZINE AUGUST 2019
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