Triumph Daytona T595 (1997 - 1998)

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Triumph Daytona T595 (1997 - 1998)
Riding the T595/955 has never been as silky as swinging a leg over a Jap four, but you get a connection with the Trumpet that you simply don't get with a rice-burner

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Reviewed: 11 August 1999 by Visordown
Here was the first proper big British sports bike for many years and one which - on paper at least - promised to give the legendary FireBlade a run for its money. Cue 'Land of Hope and Glory' and much jingoistic flag waving. But, when the flags stopped waving and the ...  Continue reading


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A great product by triumph, equal to and sometimes better than other bikes of the same eara,will still keep up with most bikes it travels with . Can still break all speed limits in this country (Australia)in fi Continue reading...

Sex on wheels, with enough minor flaws to give it character without making it rubbish. However, despite living with it for a year as my only transport, practical transport it was not. It was going to get me kil Continue reading...
It suits me. I ride newer bikes and it does seem a bit old school when you get back on it. But Barcelona again this summer, with a GSXR an RSV and the triumph got the best fuel mileage, didnt have a problem (th Continue reading...


I have a 98 t595, purchased in October 2007, it was not running so I got it for next to nothing. The previous owner claimed that he had the motor rebuilt but it still did not run so he was selling it to get something different. I nicked it for $1200, it took me about 2 weeks and some help from a Triumph forums group TriumphTorque, With the help from these guys and my willingness to tear the bike down I was able to sort out the problem and it only cost me $10 in fuel hose. The problem was the IACV hoses had been dry rotted and were in need of replacing. After replacment the t595 roared to life and has been the most fun ever. I have owned several Jap bikes and in my opinion none of them compare in style, handling, & most of all performance. When I bought it had just over 10,000 miles and 31,000 miles later I still enjoy it, although I only ride it during summer months these days I still will not part with it. The only major modification I have done to it is put in a 2001 955 engine to get the 147bhp from the 1998's 129bhp.

Posted: 18/03/2012 at 01:50


I have just bought myself a T595 Daytona and it will not start.

I have new battery and Fuel. ???I???t has been standing for four years unused.

The starter works great as all lights and so on. But it will not start...

What i miss is sound from the fuelpump.. should it be a slight sound from that?

What else is there to be checked?

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 18:45

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Posted: 04/04/2013 at 15:17

T595 Daytona: I have a 2000 955i, pretty much a T595 in soul, it does make a nice fuel pump whirr when switched on and the above website is a good one.

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 19:55

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 17:30

hello could some one tell me what best fork oil and any tips on fork rebuild on 97 T595


Posted: 23/04/2013 at 22:00

i   have the TT600   nearly bought  595 but i wont be swapping

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 22:36

I have an MZ 250 ...and neither will I....

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 01:04

if its standing, petrol and oil goes stale (breaks down) - empty the oil, replace with new oil. Drain out tank , replace the spark plugs. Check the condition of the plugs against the guide in the Haynes manual to show mixture. have it serviced properly if you don't feel confident and the beast shall arise. Get it check with an auto elctrician.


Posted: 29/04/2013 at 21:17

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A damn good day to day bike that is wrongly over looked.
Build quality isn't great and gearbox poor.
  • Price: £9649.00
  • Year: 1997 - 1998
  • Top speed: 160mph
  • Price new: 9649
  • Engine capacity: 955cc
  • Power: 130bhp
  • Torque: 69lb ft
  • Weight: 198kg
  • 0-60: 3.5 seconds

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