Triumph Motorcycles New Zealand has confirmed local pricing for the hot new Daytona 660
Hot on the heels of the announcement that New Zealand will get the new Triumph Daytona, Triumph Motorcycles has announced pricing for the revived model.
While the exact arrival is yet to be confirmed, it has been announced that the 2024 Triumph Daytona price starts at $15,990 with the LAMS variant. In LAMS guise the Daytona is restricted to 57PS compared to the full-power model’s 95PS but still benefits from the same peak torque of 62Nm.
In a change for Triumph’s 660cc offerings in the New Zealand market, the Daytona 660 will be offered with its full un-restricted potential. Pricing for the full-power Daytona 660 starts at $16,690 with both models available in three colours - Carnival Red and Sapphire Black, Snowdonia White and Sapphire Black, and Satin Granite and Satin Jet Black.
Unlike the previous generation of the Daytona, Triumph is changing direction with the new Daytona 660 in terms of just how sporty the bike is.
The old bike was an out-and-out supersport. Blisteringly quick, yes, but with all the negatives that come with a bike designed for the racetrack. With sales of full-phat supersports being on a steady decline over the past decade, Triumph is redirecting the Daytona towards being a more everyday usable sport offering. Still a decent performance machine with plenty of baked-in fun, but not as punishing to ride as a supersport.
That means a more comfortable rider triangle with a more upright riding position than the old model, with an 810mm seat height with a narrow standover while the handlebar and footpeg position have been designed with comfort rather than track dominance in mind.
Triumph has fitted the Daytona 660 with quality Showa non-adjustable upside-down big piston 41mm forks at the front and a Showa preload adjustable monoshock RSU to manage bumps in the road.
Performing stopping duties for the 201 kilo Daytona are a pair of Triumph branded radial four-piston brakes with twin 310mm discs and braided brake lines, while the lightweight 17-inch rims are paired with Michelin’s new Power 6 tyres to keep the Daytona stuck to the road.
Tech-wise, the Daytona ships with the mandatory ABS braking system in play with the addition of three rider modes (Sport, Road and Rain) and switchable traction control thanks to the inclusion of a ride-by-wire throttle.
Instrumentation is of the same design as the Tiger Sport which means a colour TFT screen integrated into a white-on-black LCD-display. As an optional accessory, the Daytona can be equipped with the My Triumph Connectivity System which enables turn-by-turn navigation plus phone and music interaction.
As always, Triumph will debut the Daytona with plenty of other accessories ready to fit. Currently, there are over 30 Genuine Triumph Accessories available, all engineered alongside the motorcycle, tested to the same high standards, and carrying the same two-year unlimited mileage warranty as the new Daytona itself.
While it is a different direction to what many would have expected for a rebirthed Daytona, Triumph is likely on the right track if they want to sell a bunch of these bikes. We’re certainly excited about the prospect of swinging a leg over one when they arrive later this year.