Triumph Daytona 750
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