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– 2003 Triumph Daytona 955i
The Daytona 955i remains one of the few true superbikes to offer a rare combination of astonishing performance and maximum usability. Delivering 147bhp from its fuel-injected 955cc engine, the sheer drive from the second generation three-cylinder power unit remains one of its most alluring characteristics.
It’s no surprise that other manufacturers are now following suit and taking advantage of the three-cylinder layout’s ability to produce a high peak power output and still provide a good spread of power through the rev range.
Triumph has long regarded the triple as the best means of providing the sort of useable power that makes the Daytona so rewarding to ride. The highly developed engine is now more refined than ever and matched to a hugely capable chassis, praised for its first-rate, confidence-inspiring handling thanks to a perfectly matched combination of wheelbase and steering geometry, a lightweight 17″ front wheel and multi-adjustable suspension.
A return to the trademark single-sided swingarm for this year gives the Daytona back its distinctive look, while the new Jet Black paint scheme and carbon fibre fairing infills and side panels underscore its sophistication.
Backed up by a comprehensive range of dedicated Triumph accessories, riders can focus on making more of the sports abilities of the Daytona with a high-level oval carbon can and re-mapped fuelling (for track use), or make the most of its long distance capabilities with custom luggage. And it’s precisely this adaptability that ensures the Daytona remains one of the more intelligent superbike options.
High Level Silencer (for off-road use only)
Carbon Silencer (for off-road use only)
Stainless Steel Silencer (for off-road use only)
Alarm/Immobiliser (Thatcham Category MC1 compliant)
Colour Co-ordinated Air Intakes
Rear Axle Nut Covers
Carbon Print Tank Pad
Front Mudguard Extension
98PS Restrictor Kit
Auxiliary Power Plug
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 79 x 65mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
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 forks with dual rate springs and 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 2072mm (81.6in)
Width (Handlebars) 725mm (28.5in)
Height 1165mm (45.9in)
Seat Height 815mm (32.1in)
Wheelbase 1426mm (56.1in)
Dry Weight 191kg (420lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 21 litres (5.5 gal US)
(Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 149PS (147bhp) at 10,700rpm
Maximum Torque 100Nm (74ft.lbf) at 8,200rpm
Warranty 2 years, unlimited mileage
Service Intervals 6000 miles or one year, whichever comes first