Largest ever Triumph Daytona exhibition to be held at British Motor Museum

Triumph has announced that the largest ever exhibition of the Triumph Daytona will be held at the British Motor Museum until October 2022.

Triumph Daytona 765 Moto2

Triumph, together with the British Motor Museum, has announced that the Museum will hold the largest ever exhibition of Triumph Daytona motorcycles. 

The Daytona is one of Triumph’s most iconic models, and for racing fans perhaps the name that is most synonymous with Triumph. 

Of course, the name Daytona originates from the famous American tri-oval, where Triumph won in 1966 with Buddy Edmore. 56 years later, Triumph won in Daytona again, this time with Brandon Paasch on a Street Triple RS. 

But it will be the ‘66 winner of Edmore that will kick off the exhibition in the British Motor Museum, which will also include the final Daytona 500 from 1974, and the 2008 Daytona 675 which would be the base for Triumph’s World and British Championship efforts in the middleweight Supersport class. 

Indeed, Triumph returned to the WorldSSP class in 2022, and just last weekend picked up its first podium with the Street Triple RS, in the hands of ex-Grand Prix rider Stefano Manzi. 

In addition to the motorcycles, there will be historical memorabilia on display, including the original riding gear of Percy Tait, who is estimated to have covered more than one million miles as a test rider for Triumph. 

“We’re very proud to be working together for the first time with the British Motor Museum to showcase the iconic Daytona story from the very start,” said Simon Thrussell, Triumph’s Head of Customer Experience. “From the the very first Daytona motorcycle that took Buddy Elmore to victory in the 1966 Daytona 200, all the way through to the first-ever Official Moto2™ Dorna Sports licenced motorcycle and the Daytona Moto2™ 765 Limited Edition – this historic exhibit includes a collection of stunning motorcycles for visitors to see and enjoy.”

Stephen Laing, British Motor Museum’s Head of Collections added: “A special display involving two-wheeled rather than four-wheeled machines is a new departure for the British Motor Museum. Triumph is one of the most enduring motorcycle nameplates and, Daytona, one of the most evocative motorsport locations. We're delighted to be collaborating with Triumph Motorcycles to showcase some of its amazing bikes and their exciting stories.”

The display will be available to view until October 2022.

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