Triumph Motorcycles has made the Daytona 600 available to dealers at special pricing for licensed road racers. The Valmoto Daytona 600 win in the 2003 Isle of Man Junior TT, one of the toughest tests of a motorcycle’s true performance and reliability, proves the racing ability of this motorcycle.
“Triumph is pleased to be able to support racers with this program,” said Todd Andersen, Triumph Motorcycles (America) Ltd., vice president, marketing. “
Triumph has honed the Daytona 600 into a competitive package that provides a terrific balance of power and handling. Licensed racers can visit a Triumph dealer today to get more information on our Daytona 600 support program.”
The Daytona’s 599cc liquid-cooled four-cylinder motor pumps plenty of power. Throttle response is sharp and precise due to the use of Keihin twin-butterfly EFI throttle bodies and a 32 bit processor.
The lightweight exhaust system is made from 1.2mm thin wall steel tube and is of a 4-2-1-2-1 design with header lengths tuned to suit the intake system, head porting and combustion chamber shape. Peak power of 110bhp arrives at 12,750rpm. Peak torque, 50.5 ft.lb, is delivered at 11,000rpm.
The aluminum twin spar frame uses a three-cell construction. Rake and trail are 24.6º/89.1mm, and wheelbase is 1390mm (54.7in). The 43mm cartridge forks use single-rate springs. All fork internals – rods, cartridges and fixings – are made from aluminum, and the forks are adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping. The lightweight rear shock is also adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping.
Twin four-piston calipers operate on the front 308mm discs with a single-piston caliper on the rear 220mm disc. The lightweight three spoke wheels are cast in aluminum. Tire sizes are front, 120/70-ZR17, rear 180/55-ZR17.
The Daytona 600 is available in three paint options – Racing Yellow, Aluminum Silver and Tornado Red.
Triumph’s commitment to producing a fully focused sports machine for the real world paid off at the 2003 Isle of Man TT. The famous 37.73-mile circuit not only provides the backdrop for the greatest road motorcycle race in the world but remains to this day the ultimate test of a motorcycle’s power, handling and reliability and rider skill.
The 2003 Junior TT (for Supersport 600 specification bikes) was won by Kiwi Bruce Anstey on the Triumph factory-backed ValMoto Daytona 600. He was a massive – by Junior TT standards, where differences are usually measured in fractions – 10.96s ahead of his nearest rival at the checkered flag and also won the race in record time, completing four laps in 1 hour, 15 minutes and 13.98 seconds. Bruce’s Triumph team-mates, Jim Moodie and John McGuinness, finished 9th and 10th, respectively, meaning that Triumph also won the coveted Junior TT Team Award.