2006 Triumph Daytona 675 – £4500
Beautifully balanced, beautifully focused, and just beautiful, the Daytona 675 is a brilliant sports bike that consistently beat all-comers in period group tests. There are three reasons to buy now; first it’s a genuinely great bike. Second, they’re now discontinued so you can’t buy new. And third, Triumph will be powering the Moto2 grid in 2019 which is sure to remind people what a great thing a mid-weight Triumph sportsbike is – you need to get in there first. With the launch of the Daytona in 2006 Triumph stopped copying the Japanese. Instead of building an identi-kit inline four they broke the mould and went with, the now legendary, 675cc triple. This attention-grabbing format saw the Daytona sell when its rivals struggled. That means there are plenty of used bikes out there and, with good reason, it’s a popular track day tool. It also laid the foundation for the successful Street Triple and Tiger 800 ranges.