Triumph Daytona 955i

 

 

 

Make Model.

Triumph Daytona 955i

Year

1999

Engine

Four stroke, transverse three cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.

Capacity

955 cc / 54.0 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 79 x 65 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil Synthetic, 15W/40 Synthetic

Induction

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Ignition 

Digital 
Spark Plug NGK, DPR8EA-9
Starting Electric

Max Power

94.8 kW / 130 hp @ 9900 rpm

Max Torque

100 Nm / 10.2 kgf-m / 73.8 lb-ft @ 7600 rpm
Clutch Wet, multi-plate

Transmission

6 Speed 
Final Drive X ring chain
Frame Tubular, fabricated aluminium alloy perimeter, swingarm single sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster

Front Suspension

45 mm Forks with dual rate springs and adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping

Rear Suspension

Monoshock with adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping

Front Brakes

2 x 320 mm Discs, 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 220 mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Front Wheel Alloy 3 spoke, 17 x 3.5 in
Rear Wheel Alloy 3 spoke, 17 x 6.0 in

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

190/50 ZR17
Rake 24º
Trail 86 mm / 3.4 in

Dimensions

Length 2115 mm / 83.3 in

Width     720 mm / 28.3 in

Height  1170 mm / 46.1in

Wheel base 1431mm / 56.3in
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.5 in

Dry Weight

198 kg / 436 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

18 Litres / 4.7 US gal / 4.0 Imp gal

Consumption Average

6.9 L/100 km / 14.5 km/l / 34 US mpg / 40.8 Imp mpg

Standing ¼ Mile  

11.1 sec / 209 km/h / 130 mph

Top Speed

270 km/h / 167.5 mph

KEY FEATURES

Engine:

Lightweight, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 3-cylinder engine with DOHC, 12 valves.
Coated aluminium cylinder liners, for reliability and light weight.
Lotus-designed cylinder head ports for optimum efficiency.
Oil cooler for improved engine temperature control.
Spin-on oil filter for easy maintenance.
Low maintenance bucket and shim valve train.
Satin black powder coated engine for long term durability.
Magnesium cam, clutch, water pump and outlet covers for light weight.
Cable operated clutch for additional weight saving.
Sagem MC1000 electronic engine management, with automatic cold start compensation and self-diagnostic capability.
Reprogrammable injection mapping to match accessory performance silencer.
Cool air duct from front of bike direct to airbox for improved combustion efficiency.
Individual plug top coils for stronger sparks and reduced weight.
Precise 6-speed transmission to enhance performance and riding pleasure.
Durable stainless steel exhaust headers with cast outlet manifold to blend cylinder head exhaust port shape into exhaust, maximising engine power.
Brushed metal finish, round section silencer.

Chassis:

Lightweight (12kg, 26lb) tubular aluminium frame using engine as structural member.
Single-sided aluminium alloy swingarm.
Showa rising rate monoshock rear suspension with remote preload adjustment, stepless compression and rebound adjustment.
Showa 45mm inverted telescopic forks with dual rate springs, adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping.
Fork protectors as standard.
Ultra low profile Bridgestone BT56 radial tyres mounted on lightweight Brembo 3-spoke cast aluminium wheels.
4-way adjustable front brake lever.
Stainless steel braided front brake lines.
Sleek full fairing with twin headlights and separate single parking light, with chrome quick-release 1/4 turn fasteners.
Sports style instrumentation including: speedometer with odometer and trip meter, tachometer and temperature gauge, warning lights for engine management, turn signals, main beam, oil pressure, low fuel and neutral gear position.
18 litre (4.0 gal Imp, 4.8 gal US) polymer fuel tank.
Interchangeable pillion seat and solo seat cowl as standard.

The Daytona has always been Triumph's flagship sportsbike, so when the firm launched a new-generation sportsbike in 1997 it simply had to take that name. First unveiled as the T595 Daytona, the new bike had a very impressive spec, and was aimed at taking on the might of the Japanese top-class sportsbikes, such as Honda's FireBlade and Kawasaki's ZX-9R.

 

The heart of the original T595 was an uprated 955cc triple engine, based on the earlier three-cylinder designs. Fitted with an advanced fuel-injection system designed by the French firm Sagem, the engine produced a remarkable peak power figure of 97kW (130bhp), together with the trademark torquey mid-range and soulful sound of the inline three-cylinder design.

 

The chassis was also rather remarkable. An aluminium tubed perimeter frame design was chosen to combine stiffness and low weight, while looking different from the usual Japanese twin-spar aluminium frames. Mated to an elegant single-sided rear swingarm and stiff, 45mm (1.8in) fully adjustable front forks, the T595 chassis was every bit as accomplished as its engine.

Although the T595 couldn't get the better of the Japanese - Yamaha's Rl appeared nine months later, redefining sporting motorcycles - it was still a successful model, combining Triumph character and heritage with genuinely sporting performance.

 

The 1998 model year saw a renaming of the T595 as the Daytona 955i. Cosmetic changes were made, as well as a redesigned exhaust to improve Ground Clearance.

 

But it wasn't until the 2001 update that significant changes were made to the Daytona. This latest version reverted to a double-sided swingarm to reduce weight and improve stiffness, and new bodywork sharpened the styling of the Daytona. Extensive engine upgrades produced another power increase, this time to a very impressive 110kW (147bhp). And while the opposition has moved on in terms of track performance, the latest Daytona makes an impressive sporting machine for road use.

Triumph's fast and sophisticated Daytona 955i flagship provides a unique blend of searing performance, real-world practicality and three-cylinder character.

Launched in 1996 it was the first Hinckley-built machine to move away from the modular design concept that had been used to re-establish the Triumph name. Since then styling and detail revisions, including a shortened wheelbase and revised fuel-injection system, have further enhanced the refinement and all-round appeal of a superbike that continues to excite riders and turn heads wherever it goes.

The Daytona 955i's performance and character stem from its liquid-cooled, fuel-injected three-cylinder engine, which was designed at Triumph in collaboration with Lotus to optimize the port and combustion chamber shapes and cam profiles. The 12-valve unit's impressive 130PS (128bhp) peak output, generous midrange torque and soulful exhaust note combine to give high performance with a distinctive edge.

Handling and road holding are first rate, thanks to a chassis based around a rigid and eye-catching tubular aluminum perimeter frame, multi-adjustable suspension and wide-section 17-inch wheels.

With an impressive blend of control and comfort, the 955i is a bike that is as happy being ridden hard on a racetrack as it is on the open road.

Triumph's excellent build quality and enviable reliability add further to the Daytona's all-round appeal.