An iconic name is set to return to the Triumph line-up in 2024, with the British brand introducing a new middleweight sports bike, to be known as the Daytona 660. It will be joined by a learner-approved variant.
Featuring a significant evolution of Triumph’s distinctive 660cc triple engine, now with just shy of 70kW of power (up 17 per cent over the Trident) and 69Nm of torque (up 9 per cent), the Daytona powerplant provides a smooth, responsive and linear delivery.
Providing the perfect combination of low-down torque, mid-range and top-end power, the Daytona 660 also has a new exhaust. Power is delivered through a slick 6-speed gearbox and a torque assist clutch.
The latter delivers a progressive, light lever action, along with improved rear wheel control under hard deceleration. Triumph’s shift assist is available as an optional extra should you want clutch-less up and down shifts.
The result of race winning chassis development, the Daytona 660 features a lightweight sports frame, a Showa 41mm upside down, big-piston fork and a Showa rear suspension unit (with remote preload adjustment). It delivers an easy and agile ride.
Lightweight five-spoke cast aluminium wheels keep rotating mass low for responsive handling and enhanced suspension performance. Michelin’s Power 6 tyres are fitted as standard, to deliver confident road handling in wet and dry conditions.
With twin four-piston radial callipers paired to lightweight 310mm discs and fed by braided lines, plus a Continental ABS modulator, the Daytona 660 has excellent stopping power and braking feel too.
Ensuring riders always feel in complete control, the Daytona 660 is equipped with three riding modes (Sport, Road and Rain), which optimise throttle response and traction control settings for the conditions.
The Triumph Daytona 660 also scores a new emergency deceleration warning system that activates the hazard lights to alert other road users during heavy braking. A colour TFT screen integrated into a white-on-black LCD display.
Compact, and with an uncluttered design, all the rider information is clearly displayed and is easy to read in different light conditions. This unit is compatible with the optional My Triumph connectivity system.
The latter enables turn-by-turn navigation, plus phone and music interaction. The Daytona 660 features clip-on bars positioned above the top yoke, and pegs placed for the optimum balance of comfort and cornering clearance.
This ensures the natural riding position is perfectly judged to give the feedback needed for dynamic sports riding, with space and comfort necessary for long days in the saddle. It’s a genuinely good looking bike too.
The unmistakeable Daytona design DNA has been reimagined with fresh attitude, with twin LED headlights incorporating a central air intake. Minimal bodywork emphasises the athletic profile, ending in a contoured LED tail light.
Three colours are available, and all feature a bold ‘660’ race-inspired graphic. They include Carnival Red, Satin Granite and Snowdonia White. The 2024 Triumph Daytona is backed by a 2-year unlimited kilometre warranty.
More information can be found on the Triumph Motorcycles Australia website or by talking to your local dealership. Bikes will arrive in March, with final pricing to be announced in the coming weeks.