Second chance: Triumph Daytona 600 — Road Tests: Used — Visordown

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Triumph Daytona 600

Second chance: Triumph 600

What a difference a few years have made. If Triumph had the Daytona 600 just two years things could have very different. It was so nearly of its time in many ways, but in 2003 when it was launched unveiled the first of the radically ZX-6Rs and Honda unleashed the


Having learnt its the hard way with the dreadful Triumph put a lot more effort the Daytona 600. The styling was the chassis sorted and the engine and injection worked together in perfect unison. Niall rode the bike on track in and declared it was a British supersports that could take on the

So why did Triumph kill it after three years?

It all came to money. In the early noughties were fixated with the Japanese, which a small in Hinckley simply couldn’t do. It was in that that Japanese throwing everything at the 600 class. clutches, radial brakes, lap titanium wotsits, you name it.

Triumph just couldn’t up, they weren’t big enough to the astronomical costs of constant that was required to be competitive. is why in 2006 it took a different and create its own niche market the Daytona 675 triple.

Unfortunately it was the less-than-perfect history that the bike from appealing to the biker masses. Which was loss.

Okay, on track the ZX-6R and GSX-R600 of that era are machines, but on the road the Daytona is Triumph always gets it when it comes to road and the Daytona 600 is no exception. It’s a lot larger and roomier than the and is a great practical bike.

You can easily take one touring (I did the length of Spain on a Daytona in one and the riding position is far more than any other 600.

on-track the soft suspension its ability, on the road it’s a A series of bumps won’t a Daytona like they a ZX-6R and your wrists be crying out for mercy as they be on a CBR600RR. And you don’t have to rev it to get to you want to be going.

While Kawasaki cheated a big-bore engine to give the grunt the Honda and Yamaha of were pure rev-monsters, in real midrange. Not so with the Although it wasn’t as strong as the the Daytona’s engine makes a amount of mid-range and has a genuine 100 which is more than for road use in a bike that weighs 165kg.

It does have its bad points, The brakes aren’t as sharp as the competition’s and can fade during track use (not a huge for road-riders, mind), the gearbox is horrible and crunches and gnashes its plus the finish is a little But for a different looking inline that is a great day-to-day bike the Daytona will win over most riders.

The model to go for is the 650 but the 600 is virtually identical, a bit less grunty.

Triumph Daytona 600
Triumph Daytona 600
Triumph Daytona 600

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