The Daytona has returned! But this around, the Daytona is not the hardcore Triumph that we are so used to seeing and admiring. The bike has been buzzing around the internet for quite a while, and now we have all the significant information you need to know.
Daytona would be the third offering from the Triumph in the 660cc platform after Trident and Sport. The sports tourer would come with a 660cc triple-cylinder engine that produces peak power at 95hp at 11,250rpm and peak torque of 69Nm at 8,250rpm. The performance figures are bumped by 14hp and 4Nm as compared to the Trident. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. In terms of weight, the bike weighs 201 kg, 12 kg more than Trident. Daytona 660 comes with three riding modes- Sport, Road, and Rain. In terms of features, it comes with a TFT instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity. Other nifty features like heated grips, under-seat USB sockets and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), would also be offered, but a standard pack or an accessory shall be confirmed later.
Regarding suspension setup, Daytona 660 will get Showa 41mm USD front forks and a preload adjustable Showa mono-shock. The braking duties will be handled by twin 310mm front discs and a single 220mm rear disc. The caliper setup will include a four-piston radially mounted unit at the front and a single-piston sliding caliper at the rear. Triumph Daytona 660 is built on a tubular steel perimeter frame, with tall clip-on handlebars and not-so-aggressive rear-set footpegs.
Daytona 660, as of now, goes up against Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Honda CBR650R. The official launch is expected to happen in the first quarter of 2024. The price tag is expected to be around 9-9.5 lakhs.