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riumph Teases Exciting New Model Launch: Is the Daytona 660 Making a Comeback

Triumph, the renowned British motorcycle manufacturer, has sent shockwaves through the biking community with a surprise teaser image on social media. The cryptic silhouette of a blacked-out sportsbike, featuring distinctive LED headlights, has ignited anticipation for a much-anticipated launch scheduled for 12 noon GMT.

While Triumph remains tight-lipped about the identity of the mystery machine, enthusiasts and industry observers speculate that it could mark the return of the Daytona series. Previous spy photographs obtained by MCN hinted at a faired Daytona model, believed to be built upon the existing Trident 660 and Tiger Sport 660 platform, leveraging the power of the proven three-cylinder 660cc engine.

Adding weight to this theory is a Triumph website landing page prominently displaying the numeral ‘660’ as a background motif. The Daytona 660 is anticipated to carve a unique niche by offering a comfortable approach to the sportsbike scene, targeting everyday riders and posing competition to models like Honda’s CBR650R, Yamaha R7, and Suzuki’s GSX-8R parallel twin.

Insights from previously leaked images suggest a departure from traditional Daytona designs, focusing on practicality and ease of use. The prototype exhibited a shared left-hand engine cover, matching exhaust collector box, swingarm, and front end with the Trident 660.

The Daytona 660 is projected to feature a 660cc triple engine, delivering an estimated 80bhp. The design is expected to incorporate a full sports fairing reminiscent of the iconic Daytona 675, complemented by new side panels, a revamped seat unit, and a redesigned fuel tank to ensure optimal steering flexibility, distinct from the Trident’s design.

Given its Trident 660 lineage, the Daytona is likely to share certain features, including straightforward electronics (two rider modes, switchable traction control), non-adjustable Showa 41mm inverted forks, a preload-adjustable rear monoshock, and dual Nissin twin-piston brakes.

Triumph has refrained from providing official comments thus far, heightening the anticipation for the January reveal, where the biking community eagerly awaits the official unveiling of Triumph’s latest creation.

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