Tri­umph Day­tona 750

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Hot on the heels of the Tro­phy 1200, the Day­tonas, sports ver­sions of the mod­u­lar ma­chines, were the next of Tri­umph’s new mod­els to hit Bri­tish streets in June and July of 1991.

Although at a cur­sory glance lit­tle dif­fer­ent to the Tro­phys, there was ac­tu­ally more to the two Day­tonas than ini­tially met the eye.

First, although the ba­sic en­gine ar­chi­tec­ture was the same, the two Day­tonas, be­ing sports­bikes, were given the short-stroke, higher revving ver­sions of the mo­tor, which re­sulted in a 749cc triple and 998cc four. Both also got racier, sports-style si­lencers.

Sec­ond, and con­tin­u­ing the sports theme, the Day­tona also had up­rated sus­pen­sion and brakes. Most sig­nifi-

What we said at the time

“Tri­umph has hit the bulls­eye with its other bikes, but with the Day­tona 750 you have to ask whether they’re aim­ing at the same dart­board as ev­ery­one else.” John West­lake, Bike Mag­a­zine, 1991

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