- New Daytona 660 spotted
- Gets engine from Tiger Sport 660
- Will be launched in India
Triumph Motorcycles is gearing up to expand its 660cc line-up. After introducing the Trident 660 and then the Tiger Sport 660, the brand now wants to make its presence felt in the 600cc supersport segment.
The British brand has started road testing the upcoming Daytona 660 and this means, the global debut could happen at the end of this year or possibly early next year. This fully-faired motorcycle is likely to be based on the 660cc platform as that would help the company reduce the overall development cost. In fact, from the spy shots, it is clear that this Daytona 660 is running the same engine, exhaust and other cycle parts like the front suspension, wheels and also the mirrors.
A closer look at the instrument cluster reveals some similarities with that of the Tiger Sport 660. There’s a high chance that the majority of the ride data could be similar to that of the sports tourer. In terms of overall comfort, this rider looks quite easy on the bike as the overall seating ergonomics isn’t on the aggressive side. The styling too, has inspiration from the older Daytona, but this one gets more modern design elements on the front and also on the side.
The new Daytona 660 will run the same 660cc inline engine that makes close to 81bhp at 10,250rpm and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. This motor is known for its strong mid-range and also the peak performance. There’s no information on whether Triumph will tweak the performance of this engine for the Daytona 660.
We are expecting a global debut at 2023 EICMA for this bike, followed by mid- next year global debut. The new Daytona 660 will definitely come to India and when it does, will be the most expensive in the 660cc line-up.