Triumph Daytona 660 launch date is out and it will mark the return of the supersport, however, it may come in a slightly changed avatar…
Triumph has teased a new motorcycle on its social with a caption – The Rules Are About to Change. All New motorcycle launching 9th January 2024. This is coupled with three images. One of the images shows a full faired motorcycle in the dark, the other image has the unveil date whereas the last picture depicts the tag ‘660’.
Jotting all of this up, it, kind of, gets clear that we will witness a new faired motorcycle on the company’s 660 platform. This recently added platform already spawns the Tiger 660 ADV and the Trident 660 roadster. So, the faired model will be the third model that will be on offer.
Triumph’s faired sportsters were sold under the Daytona moniker and that is what is expected to make a comeback. In simpler terms what you and I are seeing on the screen could be the Daytona 660. And as soon as we hear that nameplate, there are a lot of ears that lift up!
The current 660s churn 81 PS of peak power and 64 Nm of max torque from the liquid cooled 660cc, DOHC, inline 3 cylinder engine. How has Triumph planned to treat the Daytona will determine if there will be any changes to these specs. But what is certain is that there will definitely be tuning changes to match the new sports application.
From the early spy pics it has emerged that the Daytona 660 will, most probably, be a little relaxed this time and not out and out sporty. Which means that the mid capacity Daytona may be a sports tourer attracting a wider audience set and be more versatile rather than a very aggressive supersport.
We will get to know all about the model on the 9th of next month but a mid capacity Daytona is bound to make a lot of noise. Interesting… very interesting…!