Lot No: 338
1995 Triumph Daytona 1200cc
Registration no. 79-511 (ACT, expired 1/12/10)
Frame no. SMTTC354CRS022789
Engine no. C023056
The modern history of Triumph really began with John Bloor's purchase of the name and manufacturing rights in 1983 but it took until 1991 before a new range of motorcycles was launched to the public. In the meantime, a state-of-the-art factory had been constructed in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Reviving famous names of the past, such as Bonneville and Daytona, Triumph's new look range consisted of both 750cc and 950cc triples and 1000cc and 1200cc fours, all utilising modular design platforms.
Based on the original Daytona 750, the first Triumph to emerge in the Hinckley era, the 1200 was a seriously brawny alternative to the bike Japanese superbikes of the era. Powered by a liquid-cooled DOHC 1,180cc four-cylinder engine developing 147bhp the Daytona was the fastest, most expensive and consequently rarest bike offered by Triumph during the 1990s. The ridi