Triumph Motorcycles India's 660cc line-up consists of the Trident 660 (Rs 8.12 lakh onwards) and the Tiger Sport 660 (Rs 9.34 lakh onwards) at the moment. However, the brand is all set to add a third model to the range with the upcoming Daytona 660 supersport, which will sit on the same platform as others in the 660cc line-up. Based on the information revealed by teaser images, we can report that the new Triumph Daytona 660 will make its global debut on January 9 next year.
It was in Europe where the upcoming supersport was caught testing in August this year. What was revealed back then was the same engine, main frame, and swingarm embracing the Daytona 660. Like the Trident 660 and Tiger Sport 660, the Daytona 660 will come powered by a 660cc, in-line 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. The output figures are under wraps. For reference, the engine (linked to a 6-speed gearbox) in the other two bikes makes close to 81bhp at 10,250 rpm and 64Nm of torque at 6,250rpm.
While the new Triumph bike is expected to share cycle parts (suspension, brakes, wheels) with the Trident and Tiger Sport, there were a few visual differences spotted while the bike was undergoing testing in Europe, including the extra-long pipe coming out of the exhaust muffler and non-branded radial callipers.
Upon reveal, expect the new Daytona 660 to roll on 17-inch alloy wheels clothed in the same Michelin Road 5 tyres as the other two. The suspension setup will consist of USD front forks and a rear mono-shock, while the braking duties will be performed by twin discs at the front and a single rotor at the back.
Triumph Daytona 660: Styling
Going by the spy and teaser images, the new Daytona 660 seems to sport modern design elements such as a new headlamp configuration with split LED units and split-style seats, although it takes styling cues from the older Daytona 675. Other styling bits include full fairing, clip-on handlebars for a comfortable riding position (while maintaining its sporty character), a muscular fuel tank, and a similar-looking tail light.
Triumph Daytona 660: Features
The spy images also showed the instrument cluster, which is similar to that of the Tiger Sport 660. Even the same electronic rider aids are also expected to be carried over, including two riding modes (Rain and Road), a bi-directional quick-shifter, and traction control.
Triumph Daytona 660: Price, Rivals
Nevertheless, the exact specifications of the bike will be revealed after the official debut. The bike will likely arrive in India as well, although it has yet to be confirmed by the company. Price-wise, we expect the Triumph Daytona 660 to command a premium over the Trident 660.