We have just bought this nice original US import Daytona.
The Daytona was so-called because of Triumph’s success at the Daytona racetrack in 1966 and 1967. It was introduced in 1967 to replace the T100SS, as the company’s 500cc sports model. The bikes were made until 1974. They are light, well-balanced with plenty of power; they are best ridden at higher revs, when they really come into their own. These are popular bikes and represent good value in the current market.
Our Daytona is a 1971 US export model finished in Cherokee Red Candy and White. These later models benefitted from the excellent twin leading shoe brake fitted to the late sixties Bonnevilles. It was manufactured in August 1972 according to the matching frame and engine numbers, the last month of the 1971 models. The bike was imported back to the UK from the USA in 1993.
It was restored in recent years by Millers Motorcycles in Hastings, who rebuilt the engine and replaced any parts that needed replacing (although unfortunately the records of this work have been lost.) As a result mechanically the bike is in superb condition. The paint is in excellent condition and presents very nicely. The chrome is in excellent condition generally although there is some wear and pitting to the wheel rims. The bike has been converted to run on one carburettor for ease of maintenance. It starts easily, and rides as it should.
The bike has matching numbers, an age-related plate, an MOT and is ready to be ridden away.