New Triumph superbike on the cards

Spaniards say a tasty big-bore Triumph's on the way

Posted: 4 December 2008
by Visordown News

ACCORDING TO the latest news from Spain (where the bikes are tested in secret over the winter), Triumph is working on a bigger-capacity superbike.

Although it's still just rumour, the Spanish say that the bike will be over 1100cc and will feature new, CBR-gappy type fairings, a tiny seat unit and tucked-up tiny exhaust.

Interesting take on the superbike idea though, especially as Triumph are seriously missing a decent, competitive superbike from its range.


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And your sources for this are who exactly?

Posted: 04/12/2008 at 13:05

 MCN reported testing of a large capacity Daytona recently.

Lets be honest, it's hardly rocket science is it?  The one thing Triumph is missing is a decent large capacity sports bike.     Anyone can guess that a new bike will have a similarity with the Daytona 675, which means a small seat, and a larger engine, which will have to have a larger capacity to the Speed Triple, which immediately puts it at 'over 1100', which would put it on a par with jap 1000s.  If it can be done as a triple without being top heavy.


Posted: 04/12/2008 at 13:43

Caerlito wrote (see)
And your sources for this are who exactly?
Pedro spilladabeans

Posted: 04/12/2008 at 15:33

It would be awesome to see what triumph come out with for there superbike.  i have been waiting for them to do this forever and i hope this isnt another internet romor

Posted: 04/12/2008 at 15:35

the 675 is a very good bike(i tested one a couple of months back).and the 955 is a very good road bike aswell .it would be a piece of piss for triumph to come up with a big sports bike.

Posted: 04/12/2008 at 17:22


Flo
Gods I hope so...If they remember to keep it light, torquey and drop dead gorgeous then it's a sure-fire winner. Fingers crossed

Posted: 04/12/2008 at 19:09

I want the BMW supersports one when it comes out next year next year!

Posted: 04/12/2008 at 19:24


DFH
Well... a v6 built from 2 sets of 675 barrel & heads on a common crankcase would be fun

Posted: 05/12/2008 at 04:08

Fun, but never gonna happen, too big

Posted: 05/12/2008 at 09:25

Take a look on

http://www.motopormoto.com/2008/12/01/triumph-next-clubracer/

In Spanish? but gives you some idea.

Wavey


Posted: 09/12/2008 at 15:46

I hope they build an 1100 daytona, i would seriously consider parting with some moola if it is any good

allways wanted a british bike, but the 675 although it does it looks mighty fine, is not enough to lure me away engine wise from what i have allready

go on Triumph lest see ya do it


Posted: 09/12/2008 at 15:53

1100 should put it on par with the japs 1000 and be a lot more torquey too.And while they're at it should put an extra 100cc on the 675..

Posted: 09/12/2008 at 17:39

It'll be JUST ONE MORE sodding sports bike....... bum in the air, nose in the clocks......blah de blah de blah........ I can't wait to see the new Thunderbird 1600 parallel twin, now THAT is a bike worth waiting for. I may even be prepared to lash out a few of my hard earned sovs on one if it's as good as the pictures I've seen.


Posted: 10/12/2008 at 09:43


Flo

The T-bird's lovely mate, if cruisers are your thing. The one at the NEC was very H-D, only with ocean deep paint and chrome that might get past your garage door without rusting into oblivion. I'd love to hear one...

I still want a Daytona 11 in my shed though!


Posted: 10/12/2008 at 10:24

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