Triumph Motorcycle has filed patents for the name ‘Triumph Daytona’ in both America and Europe, hinting towards a renewed interest in the middleweight supersport with its new 765 cc engine.
The Triumph Daytona 675 is nearing the end of its current life-cycle and the British bike maker has shown no signs of introducing an upgrade. With the European markets not so keen on middleweight supersport motorcycles, the segment has seen a dip in offerings in recent times. For Daytona fans however, there still might be hope. Triumph has filed patents for the name ‘Triumph Daytona’ in America and Europe, hinting towards the all-new Daytona 765 in the making. While the manufacturer owns the rights to the name since 1995 in Britain, it does not hold the trademark in Europe and America.
The Triumph Daytona 675 on sale is not Euro 4 compliant and can be sold in Europe till the end of 2018 as the derogation rules allow manufacturers to clear off old stock until the end of this year. 2019 then, could be the time when Triumph will be go all out and bring the new Daytona to the market. Next year will also see Triumph supplying the new 765 cc in-line three-cylinder engine to Moto2, and is likely to align the launch of the new Daytona 765 around the motorsport series.
The biggest change on the 2019 Triumph Daytona 765 will be the the new 765 cc engine that debuted on the Street Triple RS street-fighter. On the naked, the three-pot motor is tuned for 121 bhp and 77 Nm of peak torque. Expect performance figures to be slightly higher on the Daytona 765 and we do expect to see a tamed S and top-of-the-line RS version available. Globally, the bike will compete with the Ducati SuperSport, Yamaha YZF-R6 and the likes in the segment. The bike is likely to arrive in India, in the second half of 2019.
That said, official confirmation from Triumph is yet to come and that’s something we will look forward to later this year. Meanwhile, Triumph Motorcycle India is gearing up to launch a slew of bikes this year. The company will kick-start proceedings with the arrival of the Speedmaster cruiser on February 27, which will be followed by the new Tiger 800 and 1200, as well as the 2018 Triumph Speed Triple RS litre-class motorcycle.