Triumph Motorcycles is developing a new motorbike that will be powered by the same 660cc triple-cylinder engine that presently powers the Trident 660 and the Tiger Sport 660. A couple of years back, the bikemaker dropped the former Triumph Daytona 675 in favour of the 765cc triple-cylinder engine. Triumph is at present testing the Daytona 660 as it seeks to add a new supersport motorcycle to its 660cc lineup. According to the spy photos, the Daytona 660 test mule employs the same 660cc triple-cylinder liquid-cooled engine as the other two motorcycles. This engine produces roughly 80bhp of maximum power at 10,250rpm and 64Nm of peak torque at 6,250rpm and is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The extra-long pipe coming from the exhaust muffler is the only noticeable variation, which is likely done in order to comply with the extremely stringent noise regulations in several nations. With this, the automaker intends to bring back the revered Daytona name with a new design that claims more accessibility.
Triumph Daytona 660: Design Elements
The Daytona 660 boasts an attractive, fully-faired design that is sure to appeal to a large audience. A new headlamp configuration with split LED units is there at the front, and it has an appearance that is somewhat reminiscent of the Honda VFR 800. The Daytona utilises a conventional stalk akin to the Tiger Sport 660 and lacks a low-mount number plate, despite the taillight being comparable to that of the Trident 660. The Daytona has split seats as opposed to the single-piece seat sections used by the Trident as well as the Tiger Sport 660.
Further, the clip-on handlebars on the new 660 appear to provide a more everyday comfortable riding position than the earlier 675's less convenient one, without completely giving up its sporty character. In general, this rider triangle is more similar to the Honda CBR650R's sport-touring design. Additionally, it doesn't appear that the footpegs are too far back and that the space between the seat and the pegs is too small.
Triumph Daytona 660: Hardware Details
Similar cycle components, such as the Showa 41mm USD and mono shock, Nissin brakes, and 17-inch alloy wheels, are used on both bikes, the Trident 660 and the Tiger Sport 660. The Daytona 660 probably uses a comparable set of cycle components too. The spy photos also show that the Daytona test mule's instrumentation is similar to those of the Tiger Sport 660 rather than the Trident 660.
Triumph Daytona 660: Features On-board
The display, switchgear, and rider aids of the Daytona 660 most likely come from its 660 siblings. The electronic kit is expected to have two riding modes (Rain, Road), a bidirectional quickshifter, and a simple traction control system. Since the Daytona 660 has a more athletic positioning, an extra aggressive riding option may be included.
Triumph Daytona 660: Expected India Launch
Given the degree to which this test mule mimics a production-spec version, an international debut may not be too far off. The upcoming Daytona is anticipated to mark its unveiling at the EICMA 2023. The bike will arrive in India as well, if not sooner, then surely by next year, considering that both 660 motorcycles are currently on sale in that country. In terms of positioning and pricing, the bike is most likely to be priced between Rs 9.5 lakh and Rs 9.7 lakh (ex-showroom), in a range similar to the Tiger Sport 660.