Triumph Daytona Super III reborn

Sort of, anyway

JUST as we are waiting for Triumph to officially unveil its much-spied 2013 Daytona 675 – a heftily revamped version of the existing bike – the firm has gone and launched a limited-edition celebratory take on the outgoing model.

Called the Daytona Super III, it's a tribute to – you guessed it – the original Daytona Super III from 1994. While that was a 900, the new model's specs are straight from the existing Daytona 675. It's differentiated by the special colour scheme, done out-of-house by 8-Ball Paintwork, and only 75 will be made, each individually numbered on the fuel tank.

Add-ons include a quick-shifter, carbon cockpit trim, a carbon front hugger, carbon exhaust surround and adjustable alloy levers.

Bruno Tagliaferri, sales manager at Triumph UK, said: “The original Super IIIs have earned something of a cult status among riders, with any used originals flying out of dealers as soon as they hit the forecourt. That appetite for such a distinctive-looking bike inspired us to join forces with the guys at 8-Ball Paintwork to create this new tribute edition. The new Daytona 675 Super IIIs look really stunning and are sure to be very popular, given the restricted production run.”

Yours for £8,999 on-the-road.