Second-hand advice: Triumph Daytona 955 i

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Second-hand advice: Triumph Daytona 955 i


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Second-hand advice: Triumph Daytona 955 i

Used advice Triumph Daytona 955i (1997 – 2006)
Optics before technology

Without a successor, the great Daytona only does gymnastics among the 1000 cc athletes on the used market. Not least because of the good prices, the once very exclusive machine does not lack an interested audience.

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Whether the Queen’s court ceremony, queuing at the bus stop or the three-cylinder models of her motorcycle brand – quirky traditions are dear and sacred to the British. After five years, the Tridays, the largest triumph meeting in the world, in Neukirchen, Austria, are something of a tradition.

For the three-day English party, always at the end of June, the winter sports resort of Neukirchen, located between the Kitzbuhel Alps and the Hohe Tauern, regularly becomes the “Newchurch” that is pregnant with horsepower. Even the place name sign converts into English. Only the sub-line “Radar control” warns with a remainder of official Austrian seriousness, calls on all those who have not only come to destroy Guinness, but also to explore the charms of Pass Thurn and Gerlospass, via which the Neukirchen Alpine Valley can be reached . An area made for motorcycling.

Gert from Berlin agrees. With his girlfriend, two buddies, a Tiger and two speed triples, the group has traveled from the capital. On the move, because “that’s how it should be at a meeting”. There are hardly any trailers or vans parked in front of the countless hotels and guest houses in and around Neukirchen. “We don’t ride a Harley”, grins Gert and tells us how much fun he has had the bends and loops of the alpine roads.

It’s Saturday evening, everyone is back from the day’s tours, the bikes are cooling off in front of the hotels, live bands are heating up on two stages in the town center, the village youth has mixed with the Triumph rider crowd, and the atmosphere in and around the various Steve McQueen – and burn bars pick up speed. The dealer mile, where dedicated Triumph dealers present conversions, tuners such as LSL and accessories specialists such as Touratech have built up their program, first becomes a colorful promenade, then the epicenter of this summer night. Italians celebrate with Finns, Germans with Austrians, and for once the World Cup is not the number one topic. See you on Sunday. Then with the game between Germany and England, the British party is suddenly over.


In the first injection models (T 595, built in 1997/98), cracks in the seam between the engine housing halves were not uncommon. Therefore, be careful with copies of this series with mileage below 20,000 kilometers, as this defect could still be pending. Overall, there were some software updates for the injection electronics to improve the engine running. In particular, machines from 2001 onwards had to be adjusted in this regard frequently by professionals. However, if the service history is documented and all problems have been resolved in the specialist workshop, nothing stands in the way of driving enjoyment and a long service life. For long journeys, comfortable handlebars (e.g. touring stump Match from LSL, phone 02151/55590,, or superbike handlebar conversions from LSL or ABM, phone 07667 / 9446-0 www.ab-m. de) and are considered a bonus in price negotiations. Interesting for fans: the last Daytona 955i, built in 2006, already has the engine base of the more modern 1050 models (Sprint, Speed ​​Triple) and their shorter and stiffer swingarm.

Market situation

The models with two-arm swing arm are a little difficult on the market, as the Daytona is chosen more for its appearance than for its technical advantages in the form of a few more horsepower or a few kilos less. This also explains why the “old” .T 595 models are still in great demand. are, because they outwardly differentiate themselves more strongly from the Japanese supersport competition than the modeled vintages from 2002 onwards. In low price regions around 3000 euros mainly private sellers offer – there may be one or the other rotten egg among them. The dealers obliged to guarantee, however, rarely have copies on offer that are more than ten years old, and usually charge between 3500 and 5500 euros for a properly maintained 955i. The big Daytona is difficult to sell secondhand at a higher price. Well-maintained checkbook machines from 2003 with only four-digit mileage are sometimes available for over 6000 euros at the dealer (trade-ins) – but as a grandfather clock.

Availability on the market: high

Price level in euros  Years of construction  Mileage Low 2500-3500 1997-1999 30000-60000 Medium 3600-4900 1997-2003 10000-30000 High 5000-6900 2000-2006 over 10000   Type  in program  SalesT595 / 595N 1997-2006 4092



24/1998 (T), 12/2000 (VT), 13/2000 (VT), 2/2001 (VT), 13/2001 (VT), 4/2002 (VT), 14/2002 (VT), 17 / 2003 (TT), 25/2004 (VT)
T = test, TT = top test, VT = comparison test
Repeat orders by phone 0711 / 182-1229

Technical specifications

Second-hand advice: Triumph Daytona 955 i


Safe bank? The three-cylinder with its own sound and that certain ounce of exclusivity initially struggled with defects.

Water-cooled three-cylinder four-stroke in-line engine, four valves per cylinder, wet sump lubrication, electronic injection, regulated catalytic converter, mechanically operated multi-plate oil bath clutch, six-speed gearbox, X-ring chain.
Bore x stroke 79 x 65 mm
Cubic capacity 956 cm³
rated capacity 108 kW (147 hp) at 10600 rpm
Max. Torque 100 Nm at 8400 rpm

Landing gear:
Bridge frame made of aluminum, telescopic fork, single-sided swing arm made of aluminum, central spring strut with lever system, fully adjustable spring elements, double disc brake at the front, disc brake at the rear.
Cast aluminum wheels 3.50 x 17; 6.00 x 17
Tires 120/70 ZR 17, 190/55 ZR 17

Mass and weight:
Wheelbase 1440 mm, steering head angle 67.2 degrees, caster 81 mm, seat height * 840 mm, weight with a full tank * 220 kg, payload * 180 kg, tank capacity / reserve 21/3 liters.

Measurements (MOTORRAD 17/2003):
Top speed (manufacturer information) 260 km / h
acceleration 0-100 km / h 3.1 sec
Draft 60-100 km / h 4.9 sec
consumption 5.7 l / 100 km (country road); 5.3 l / 100 km (at 130 km / h), super

* MOTORCYCLE measurements


Second-hand advice: Triumph Daytona 955 i


The Triumph Daytona from 1997 was then still called the Daytona T 595, but because of injection it belongs to the new generation.

1997 Market launch of the Daytona T 595 with electronic injection. Price: 21490 marks (10988 euros).

1999 Addition to the model name “Daytona” now “955i”. Modifications: engine housing, idle air system, timing, chassis (harder tuning). Power: 128 instead of 125 hp. Price: 21,960 marks (11,228 euros).

2001 In the middle of the year Triumph presented the heavily revised 2002 model (type 595N). The engine is said to have 147 hp and the motorcycle weighs around ten kilograms less. Two-arm swing arm instead of one-arm swing arm, new fairing and headlights. Price: 12500 euros.

2002 Special series Centennial with single-sided swing arm, rear cover, carbon side panels, 190 instead of 180 rear tires for 12,777 euros.

2003 The normal series 595N receives all changes of the Centennial special model. Price: 13160 euros.

2006 Last model year. The engine base and swing arm are the same as on the new Triumph 1050 models. A Daytona 1050 has not been presented since then. Price: 11990 euros.

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