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– 2001 Triumph Daytona 955
Triumph’s fast and sophisticated Daytona 955i flagship provides a unique blend of searing performance, real-world practicality and three-cylinder character.
Launched in 1996 it was the first Hinckley-built machine to move away from the modular design concept that had been used to re-establish the Triumph name. Since then styling and detail revisions, including a shortened wheelbase and revised fuel-injection system, have further enhanced the refinement and all-round appeal of a superbike that continues to excite riders and turn heads wherever it goes.
The Daytona 955i’s performance and character stem from its liquid-cooled, fuel-injected three-cylinder engine, which was designed at Triumph in collaboration with Lotus to optimise the port and combustion chamber shapes and cam profiles. The 12-valve unit’s impressive 130PS (128bhp) peak output, generous midrange torque and soulful exhaust note combine to give high performance with a distinctive edge.
Handling and roadholding are first rate, thanks to a chassis based around a rigid and eye-catching tubular aluminium perimeter frame, multi-adjustable suspension and wide-section 17-inch wheels.
With an impressive blend of control and comfort, the 955i is a bike that is as happy being ridden hard on a racetrack as it is on the open road.
Triumph’s excellent build quality and enviable reliability add further to the Daytona’s all-round appeal.
For 2001 the Daytona 955i is also available in a vivid Caspian Blue colour option.
NEW FEATURES FOR 2001
Caspian Blue colour option
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 engine temperature control.
Spin-on oil filter for easy maintenance.
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.
Individual plug top coils for stronger sparks and reduced weight.
Precise 6-speed transmission.
Durable stainless steel exhaust headers with cast outlet manifold to blend cylinder head exhaust port shape into exhaust, maximising engine power.
Lightweight (12kg, 26lb) tubular aluminium frame, using engine as a structural member.
Single-sided aluminium alloy swing-arm.
Showa rising rate monoshock rear suspension with remote preload adjustment, compression and rebound adjustment.
Showa 45mm inverted cartridge 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.
2001 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 X 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, rebound and compression 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)
Rake / Trail 24º / 86mm
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-lbf) at 7,600 rpm
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.