The all-new Daytona 660 marks the return of a legendary name in TRIUMPH Motorcycles' history. The sporty heart of the new mid-range bike is the 660cc three-cylinder engine, which delivers a whopping 95 hp and 69 Nm of torque. Intuitive, sporty handling, riding comfort suitable for everyday use and first-class equipment make the new Daytona a sports bike for all occasions and areas of use.
The Daytona 660 features the latest evolutionary stage of the 660cc triple engine from the popular Trident 660. In the extensively developed version for the Daytona, this characterful drive now delivers 95 hp peak power and 69 Nm of torque. Despite the significantly increased power, this engine also impresses with a smooth response, linear power delivery and a wide torque band over the entire speed range. Not only does the Daytona 660 deliver 17 percent more power and 9 percent more torque than the Trident, but it also features a new exhaust system that produces a distinctive sporty sound.
A mid-range sports bike suitable for everyday use: the new Daytona 660 impresses with many talents.
The perfectly balanced chassis of the Daytona 660 and the intuitive, agile, sporty handling are combined with a ride comfort that suits all areas of use. A large part of this is due to the high-quality chassis components: A 41 mm Showa Big Piston upside-down fork and the Showa shock absorber with adjustable preload ensure the best handling. The chassis is rounded off by radial four-piston brakes with two 310 mm discs and braided steel brake lines, as well as Michelin Power 6 tyres.
In combination with a seat height of 810 mm, a narrow crotch arch for a secure footing and an optimized position of the handlebars and footrests, the Daytona 660 offers a riding experience that is as sporty and dynamic as it inspires confidence.
To ensure that the driver always has an optimal sense of control, the Daytona 660 is equipped with state-of-the-art driver-oriented technologies. This includes three riding modes (Sport, Road and Rain) that optimise throttle response and traction control settings for the conditions at hand. In addition, there is a new emergency brake warning system that automatically activates the hazard warning lights in the event of heavy braking to warn other road users.
The unmistakable design DNA of TRIUMPH's historic Daytona motorcycles has been reinterpreted, with new, sporty lines and a more aggressive appearance. The distinctive twin LED headlights frame a central air intake, while the skimpy bodywork accentuates the bike's athletic profile, which ends in a contoured LED taillight. There are three eye-catching colour options to choose from, all of which feature a distinctive, racing-inspired '660' graphic.
TRIUMPH customers can also choose from more than 30 genuine accessories for the new Daytona to further enhance performance, comfort, style and everyday practicality. Among them is a conversion kit for the regulations of the A2 driving licence class. With this, the dealer can limit the power to 35 kW by means of a special throttle twist grip and a modified engine set-up.
Of course, TRIUMPH also offers maintenance intervals of 16,000 kilometres as well as a four-year warranty with no mileage limit plus a two-year mobility guarantee (for all motorcycles registered in Germany and Austria). In addition, the high residual values of TRIUMPH motorcycles in the second-hand market contribute to the fact that the operating costs are very competitive and the lowest in this class.
Steve Sargent, Chief Product Officer at TRIUMPH, said: "The 660 has all the characteristics and agility you'd expect from the Daytona name, as well as the exciting, always-on performance and everyday comfort that today's drivers are looking for. We are excited to see what role the Daytona 660 will play in the mid-size sports bike market segment."
EXCITING ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
The Daytona three-cylinder is the perfect combination of powerful low-rev torque, thrilling top-end performance and unrivalled character. It produces 95 hp at 11,250 rpm and reaches an impressive top speed of 12,650 rpm. More than 80 percent of the peak torque of 69 Nm is available from 3,125 rpm and ensures a powerful acceleration and a powerful, sporty and broadly usable powerband. This three-cylinder engine combines the best of both worlds: the powerful torque and accessibility of a two-cylinder and the revving and top performance of an inline four. Added to this is the unique triple soundtrack, which is further enhanced by the new exhaust system with 3-in-1 manifolds and a compact silencer with stainless steel trim.
Power is effortlessly delivered via a finely tuned six-speed gearbox and TRIUMPH's Torque Assist clutch provides progressive, lightweight leverage. In addition, the clutch lever can be adjusted at a distance for the best dosage. The clutch design also improves rear wheel control, which ensures smooth, controllable turn-in, even under hard deceleration. The "Shift Assist" shift assistant from TRIUMPH is available as an accessory and enables quick and effortless upshifts and downshifts without the use of the clutch, making driving even easier and sportier – not only in the city.
For drivers who want to drive their Daytona with an A2 licence, there is an accessory conversion kit with a modified throttle grip and special engine control software, which can be easily installed by a TRIUMPH dealer or reverted back to the standard version if desired.
AGILE, DYNAMIC HANDLING
The new Daytona 660 benefits from TRIUMPH's many years of experience in tuning race-ready suspensions. With its lightweight sports frame, high-quality Showa 41-mm Big Piston upside-down fork and Showa monoshock on the rear, it offers a light and agile ride. The shock absorber can be adjusted hydraulically and without tools in the preload, allowing for quick changes to the setup.
Lightweight, five-spoke cast aluminum wheels keep rotating masses low for even more responsive handling and improved chassis performance. New Michelin Power 6 sports tyres are fitted as standard, ensuring safe handling on wet and dry roads. The Daytona 660 features two four-piston radial calipers paired with lightweight 310mm rotors and steel-braided brake lines. Continental's ABS modulator provides excellent braking power and feel.
The Daytona 660 is equipped with numerous technologies that enhance the driving experience and safety. For example, the ride-by-wire throttle provides direct and precise throttle response and also allows for three riding modes: Sport, Road and Rain. Each mode offers a different throttle response and differently responsive traction control, with Sport mode providing the most immediate throttle response for on-road or track-based riding. Traction control can also be switched off from the instrument menu if the driver does not wish to intervene electronically.
The multifunctional instruments have a TFT colour screen integrated into a white and black LCD display. The compact and uncluttered design clearly displays all the information to the driver and is easy to read even in different lighting conditions. This uncluttered unit is compatible with the "My TRIUMPH" connectivity system, which is available as an accessory, which enables arrow navigation as well as telephone and music control. All functions are clearly displayed on the TFT screen and controlled via the handlebar fittings for easy operation while riding.
OPTIMAL CONTROL AND COMFORT
The Daytona 660 features handlebar stubs mounted above the top triple clamp and footpegs that provide an optimal balance between comfort and lean clearance. The natural riding position on the Daytona 660 is perfectly tuned to provide the feedback needed for dynamic, sporty riding, while providing the space and comfort needed for long days in the saddle. At lower speeds, the Daytona's perfectly positioned controls and smooth steering provide excellent control in urban environments.
The split rider and pillion seat, with a seat height of 810mm and a narrow crotch arch, ensures that the Daytona 660 is highly accessible to riders of all sizes. A low seat is also available as an accessory, which lowers the seat height by 25 mm to just 785 mm.
CUSTOMIZATION OF THE DAYTONA 660
There are over 30 genuine TRIUMPH accessories available, all developed alongside the bike and tested to the same high standards.
Riders looking for an even sportier style can choose a motorcycle-coloured seat hump as well as a range of beautifully crafted parts machined from the solid. These include an oil filler cap, which is already pre-drilled for wire securing in racing, mounts for a rear wheel stand, handlebar end pieces and a rear brake fluid reservoir.
The "My TRIUMPH" Connectivity System provides easy and intuitive control of phone and music, as well as arrow navigation, and is available as an accessory for the Daytona 660. Also available as an accessory, TRIUMPH Shift Assist enables clutch-free upshifts at full throttle and seamless downshifts with automatic blipper function.
Other extras include heated grips, a USB socket under the seat and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). A tank bag and a tail bag are also available, providing 20 litres of additional storage space.
The new security accessories, available depending on the market, include the TRIUMPH Protect+ alarm system and the TRIUMPH Track+ tracker with 24/7 monitoring, as well as a comprehensive range of locks.
PRICES AND AVAILABILITY AT DEALERS
The Daytona 660 will go on sale in Germany starting at 9,795 euros. Orders for the Daytona 660 can now be placed at TRIUMPH dealerships, with the bikes available from the end of March 2024.