we are, Triumph best kept secret is no longer a secret.
The excellent website Motorcyclenews
today the first pictures of the new Daytona, in Caspian blue.
(the model will first come out in Blue and silver)
What can I say about her? well, a lot of mixed feelings really, and
these are shared by others on the T595.net
forum. She looks Japanese!
A mix between the ZX9-R the SP1 and the CBR.
The heart is still a triple (thank God!), producing 149 Bhp for 188
kgs according to Triumph.
The mechanical base is the same as the T5, it is still a fuel injected
955 cc engine, and work has been done on some areas such as the head,
the manifold, injection system, the exhaust, and other internals.
I regret they didn't rebore that engine to 1000cc to match the opposition
The cycle part remains what it was, in a lighter version. The big change
is the swingarm, Triumph decided to loose the single sided version for
a normal one (yuck!), claiming a better stiffness while being lighter.
I do hope Triumph has made the right move there, keeping the triple
configuration was important, making a bike look like the opposition
might boost sale, again, it might not, as the "old" T5 had
a very personnal asset concerning its looks, and if people were concerned
about reliability, no one ever said anything about the looks of the
bike but that it was fantastic looking, a personality to match its engine
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