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– 2000 Triumph Daytona 955
The Daytona 955i was the first of a second generation of Hinckley Triumphs and moved away from the modular design concept machines that had re-established the company as a serious force in motorcycling. It illustrated Triumph’s ability to compete at the highest, most competitive levels in a technically advanced market.
The 955i met all the requirements needed to carve a niche for itself in the hard fought big capacity sports bike category – an immensely powerful engine with a broad spread of torque, a chassis to satisfy even the hardest riders on the race track and brakes which matched ferocious stopping power with easy controllability. But importantly, with Triumph’s focus on producing a machine designed for fast road use and not purely as a track-oriented machine, the 955i was able to offer its own particular qualities enhancing its real-world performance.
The 955i’s appeal goes further, its three cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine having a unique character and soulful howl when being used hard which is a delightful background to the forceful acceleration.
The engine, designed at Triumph in collaboration with Lotus to optimise the port and combustion chamber shapes and cam profiles, is unchanged for 2000, as is the unique tubular aluminium perimeter frame, although a modified swingarm has allowed a 15mm reduction in the Daytona’s wheelbase.
Visual enhancements include the new, round-section silencer with brushed metal finish, silver wheels and sportier, more aggressive graphics.
The 955i also features a second generation, more compact engine management unit (ECM).
NEW FEATURES FOR 2000
1. 15mm shorter wheelbase
2. Silver coloured wheels
3. Round section, brushed finish silencer
4. Revised graphics
5. Aluminium silver colour option
6. Revised gearchange mechanism
7. Second generation ECM unit
1. The 15mm shorter wheelbase has been achieved by modifying the swingarm, a move that has given the Daytona even more flickable steering and a faster rate of turn. The bike’s excellent straight-line stability has not suffered.
2. The new silver finish on the wheels matches that used on the frame, improving the bike’s appearance and visual integrity.
3. The new round-section silencer has a less bulky appearance, although performance is unaffected, and shows off the impressive rear wheel more effectively.
4. The 2000 graphics are designed to underline the Daytona’s supersports purpose by being more aggressive and dynamic.
5. The Daytona is available for the first time in a sporty aluminium silver colour.
6. The revised gearchange mechanism provides slicker, more positive gearshifts.
7. The new engine management control unit (ECM) performs identical functions to the previous one but is smaller and lighter.
Lightweight, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 3-cylinder engine with DOHC, 12 valves.
Coated aluminium cylinder liners, for reliability and light weight.
Lotus-designed cylinder head ports for optimum efficiency.
Oil cooler for improved engine temperature control.
Spin-on oil filter for easy maintenance.
Low maintenance bucket and shim valve train.
Satin black powder coated engine for long term durability.
Magnesium cam, clutch, water pump and outlet covers for light weight.
Cable operated clutch for additional weight saving.
Sagem MC1000 electronic engine management, with automatic cold start compensation and self-diagnostic capability.
Reprogrammable injection mapping to match accessory performance silencer.
Cool air duct from front of bike direct to airbox for improved combustion efficiency.
Individual plug top coils for stronger sparks and reduced weight.
Precise 6-speed transmission to enhance performance and riding pleasure.
Durable stainless steel exhaust headers with cast outlet manifold to blend cylinder head exhaust port shape into exhaust, maximising engine power.
Brushed metal finish, round section silencer.
Lightweight (12kg, 26lb) tubular aluminium frame using engine as structural member.
Single-sided aluminium alloy swingarm.
Showa rising rate monoshock rear suspension with remote preload adjustment, stepless compression and rebound adjustment.
Showa 45mm inverted telescopic forks with dual rate springs, adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping.
Fork protectors as standard.
Ultra low profile Bridgestone BT56 radial tyres mounted on lightweight Brembo 3-spoke cast aluminium wheels.
4-way adjustable front brake lever.
Stainless steel braided front brake lines.
Sleek full fairing with twin headlights and separate single parking light, with chrome quick-release 1/4 turn fasteners.
Sports style instrumentation including: speedometer with odometer and trip meter, tachometer and temperature gauge, warning lights for engine management, turn signals, main beam, oil pressure, low fuel and neutral gear position.
18 litre (4.0 gal Imp, 4.8 gal US) polymer fuel tank.
Interchangeable pillion seat and solo seat cowl as standard.
2000 Triumph Daytona 955 Specifications:
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 79 x 65mm
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Ignition Digital – inductive type – via electronic engine management system
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive O ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Frame Tubular, fabricated aluminium alloy perimeter
Swingarm Single sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
Wheels Front Alloy 3 spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear Alloy 3 spoke, 17 x 6.0in
Tyres Front 120/70 ZR 17
Rear 190/50 ZR 17
Suspension Front 45mm cartridge forks with dual rate springs with adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear Monoshock with adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping
Brakes Front Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston calipers
Rear Single 220mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length 2115mm (83.3in)
Width 720mm (28.3in)
Height 1170mm (46.1in)
Seat Height 800mm (31.5in)
Wheelbase 1431mm (56.3in)
Weight (Dry) 198kg (436lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 18 litres (4.8 gal US)
PERFORMANCE (measured to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 130PS (128bhp) at 9,900 rpm
Maximum Torque 100Nm (74ft-lb) at 7,600 rpm
COLOURS Aluminium Silver, Lightning Yellow, Tornado Red
Service intervals 6000 miles
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Riders Association Triumph membership included
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.