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Triumph Launches All-New Daytona 660 Sportbike

Revving up the excitement, Triumph unleashes the power-packed 2024 Daytona 660, marking an audacious return to the middleweight sportbike arena. Brace yourselves, Triumph enthusiasts, for this isn’t merely a fully-faired sibling to the 2021 Trident 660; it’s a paradigm shift in performance and aesthetics.

Diving into the heart of the beast, the Daytona 660 boasts a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 660cc inline three-cylinder engine that flexes its muscles with a staggering 94 horsepower at 11,250 rpm and 51 lbs.-ft. of torque at 8,250 rpm. Hold onto your helmets, as this represents a jaw-dropping 17% and 9% surge compared to its Trident counterpart. The power saga unfolds seamlessly through the rev range, hitting its crescendo at 12,650 rpm, surpassing the Trident 660’s 10,500 rpm limit.

Triumph engineers didn’t just tweak a few nuts and bolts; they unleashed a symphony of upgrades. Brace yourself for new throttle bodies, a revamped cylinder head with futuristic intake ports, camshafts that redefine lift and duration, pistons adorned with an anti-friction coating, an avant-garde ram air intake, an airbox that breathes innovation, an exhaust system that roars with distinction, and a crankshaft that’s the backbone of this power-packed marvel. The six-speed gearbox dances in harmony, with tightened internal gear ratios maximizing the newfound power.

Steve Sargent, Triumph’s Chief Product Officer, declares, “The 660 has all the attitude and agility you’d expect from the Daytona name.” This beast promises not just performance but an experience, blending thrilling agility, real-world performance, and all-day comfort. Get ready for the Daytona 660 to redefine the middleweight sports landscape.

Electronics – Daytona 660

Brimming with electronic wizardry, the Daytona 660 flaunts Ride-by-Wire throttle control, three dynamic riding modes (Sport, Road, and Rain), Continental ABS, customizable Traction Control seamlessly integrated into riding modes, an Emergency Deceleration Warning system, and smartphone connectivity via the TFT color dashboard. And for those craving an extra punch, an electronic quick-shifter awaits as an enticing option.

Cycle Parts – Daytona 660

While the double-sided steel swingarm remains unchanged, Daytona’s tubular steel main frame undergoes a metamorphosis to accommodate the futuristic airbox and wider throttle bodies. It gracefully cruises on cast aluminum wheels wrapped in Michelin Power 6 sport radials. The braking symphony includes dual 310mm floating discs, radial-mount four-piston calipers, and braided brake lines.

Suspension prowess is delivered by Showa’s non-adjustable 41mm inverted SFF-BP forks and a rear shock that allows you to fine-tune the spring preload. With a wheelbase of 56.1 inches, a rakish 23.8° rake, and a trail of 3.24 inches, the Daytona 660 is engineered for precision. Claimed weight, with a 3.7-gallon fuel tank at 90% capacity, stands at 443 pounds, ensuring this beast is both nimble and robust.

The 2024 Triumph Daytona 660 isn’t just a bike; it’s a statement. Backed by a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty, a trove of over 30 genuine accessories, and an official race kit, this machine is poised to leave an indelible mark. The MSRP is set at $9,195 in the United States and $11,295 in Canada, with dealership gates opening in March. Triumph’s rebirth in the middleweight arena is not just an event; it’s a revolution on two wheels.