The New Triumph Daytona 660

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, spring is a great time in the United Kingdom to get out and explore the beautiful countryside, writes Tim Barnes-Clay.

As the weather warms up and the days become longer, it’s not surprising to see more and more riders take to the roads on their beloved bikes.

On that note, if you’re after a new motorbike, Triumph Motorcycles has once again demonstrated its engineering prowess with the release of the all-new Daytona 660.

This middleweight sports bike is designed to offer you thrilling sports performance, a heart-thumping ride, and top-of-the-line specifications.

The Triumph Daytona 660 boasts a distinctive and unique 660cc triple engine that has evolved significantly to deliver 95PS peak power and 69Nm of peak torque. With a brand-new exhaust, this bike has an unmistakably athletic sports soundtrack that will appeal to you if you are passionate about motorcycling.

The Triumph’s engine provides smooth, responsive, and linear delivery with the perfect combination of low-down pulling power, mid-range clout, and top-end performance. Moreover, it delivers 17 per cent more muscle and nine per cent more torque than the popular Triumph Trident model, a testament to the British motorcycle manufacturer’s commitment to innovation and excellence.

2024’s Triumph Daytona 660 is equipped with a high specification kit, including Showa upside-down big piston 41mm forks and a Showa preload adjustable mono-shock RSU that delivers all-day riding comfort.

The Daytona has a perfectly balanced chassis and intuitive, agile sports handling, making it a confidence-inspiring ride. Get a ride on one of the Leicestershire-assembled bikes and see for yourself!

The radial four-piston brakes with twin 310mm discs and braided brake lines are paired with Michelin’s new Power 6 tyres, making the new model ideal on wet and dry roads. Additionally, the 810mm seat height, narrow stand-over, and optimised bar and footpeg position mean the Daytona 660 is a bike you simply can’t ignore.

The British brand’s new motorcycle is equipped with rider-focused technology, including three riding modes (Sport, Road, and Rain), optimising throttle response and traction control settings for the conditions. The tech is ideal for riding here in the British Isles.

Moreover, the 660’s ride-by-wire throttle delivers a crisp and precise response and allows for different throttle responses and levels of traction control intervention. The multi-functional instruments feature a colour TFT screen integrated into a white-on-black LCD, displaying all the information you need clearly, and it’s easily readable in different light conditions – perfect for riding in spring!

The Daytona 660 benefits from years of race-winning chassis development, with the rear suspension featuring preload adjustment for quick set-up alterations. Furthermore, the lightweight five-spoked cast aluminium wheels keep the rotating mass low for even more responsive handling and enhanced suspension performance.

As you would hope and expect, the new Triumph Daytona 660 offers excellent stopping power and braking feel with twin four-piston radial callipers paired with lightweight 310mm discs and fed by braided lines, plus a Continental ABS modulator.

With racy clip-on bars positioned above the top yoke and pegs placed for the optimum balance of comfort and cornering clearance, the Daytona 660’s natural riding position is perfectly judged to give the feedback needed for dynamic sports riding with space and comfort necessary for long days in the saddle.

You can even tailor your Daytona 660 by choosing from over 30 genuine Triumph Accessories, including a dedicated throttle twist grip. If you are looking for an even more distinctive race paddock style, you can choose a colour-coded seat cowl as well as a range of beautifully engineered billet-machined parts.

The Daytona 660 is a cost-effective option in its class, with a 10,000-mile service interval, a two-year unlimited mileage warranty, and Triumph’s strong residual values. This bike is sure to turn heads and impress you if you want the best of all worlds in a middleweight sports bike.

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