The return of Daytona will depend majorly on the demand for the motorcycle; brand hints the comeback as not immediate but a definite one
The Triumph Daytona is undoubtedly one of the best performing and gorgeous motorcycles in the middleweight supersports segment. The bike has made numerous world racing titles to its name and has won a lot of hearts just because of the way it performs and sounds. Sadly, with the onset of stringent Euro-IV emission norms, this respected motorcycle will have to bid good bye to the dealerships in the UK during 2018 as the bike failed to meet them. For this reason, the last customers of this bike can be seen rushing to the outlets till next year to grab the final units.
Now, the big question arises – Is this the end of a fabulous motorcycle? Just like other manufacturers can’t justify whether their 600cc sportsbike would return in future or not, will Triumph do the same? Thankfully, it does not seem a clear No at the moment.
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For those who do not know, Triumph Motorcycles has become the official engine supplier for Moto2 championship starting 2019 season. In recent times, the 765cc inline three engine that the company has prepared for the event was seen testing rigorously on the Triumph Daytona. For a moment, that indeed looked like a possibility that the company might be in the mood to launch the Daytona 765 sometime soon in the future.
And then this happened. Mr Miles Perkins, who is the Head of Brand Management at Triumph stated that if you ask, is there something that will roll out next year called the Daytona? The answer is No. And if somebody asks that is there any long term opportunity regarding the same. The answer is Yes.
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Another top honcho from the company said that if there is demand, then obviously the company will bring the new Daytona. He added that with so much excitement building around Moto2, the brand would be foolish to not consider it as an opportunity.
This only means that if Triumph sees enough demand for the new Daytona, then only it will initiate the R&D process and homologation of the motorcycle. And year 2020 looks like the earliest possibility, a year after the company’s Moto2 debut.
Till then, we wait in anticipation!