This motorcycle is a prime example of Triumph’s Superbike from 1995. Produced from 1994 through 1996 in very limited numbers, with engine tubing by Cosworth, this 885cc triple is rated at 115 horsepower, with an estimated top speed of nearly 150mph.
This example has just over 10,000 miles showing on the odometer, The bodywork, fenders, cases, paint and tires are in excellent condition.
This bike was just taken out of dry storage and set up by a professional Triumph shop, It is ready to roll, quick, and nimble.
Consider the following review from the August 1995 issue of Motorcyclist magazine.
“First thing you notice is it isn’t in the same mold as Japanese race replicas such as Suzuki’s GSX-Rs, it feels long, tall and still a bit heavy. It can’t flick through chicanes like a repli-GP machine and it doesn’t rev way into five figures. But the Daytona is deceptive; its point-to-point performance is superb, with most of the credit for this belonging to a new engine that ticks over with a slightly cantankerous rumble that tells you ‘I’m an engine’. From the instant you press the button, the Triumph exudes the sort of engine character that Japan largely designed out years ago.
There are no bottom-end flat spots, just a rising tide of willing revs. The Daytona Super III is content to potter at slow speeds but useful power begins to swell at 3000 rpm, continues unabated until the 9500 rpm red line and at no point does it ever feel remotely stressed. Peak revs equates to 148 mph in top gear which might not seem impressive in an age of 150 mph 600s but it is how the new triple’s getting there that sets it apart. While most engines of comparable range are either bland or plain slow, the 900 is a speed touring monster, an unburstable projectile from A to B.
The rest of the package is of the same high quality. The gear changes are positive, with no under-selection, the truck-sized clutch practically redundant once on the move. Six speeds is overkill, but allows relaxed top gear ratios. In almost every area, the bike seems over-engineered.
The Super III does a superb job of filling a segment that seems to have been vacated except for the ZZR; charismatic sportbike that can also be used as a daily rider and medium distance touring machine. No doubts that this bike will become an important piece of the reborn Triumphs legacy and a future classic.”