2024 Triumph Daytona 660

Published: January 11, 2024

Hinckley released much-sportier version of Trident 660 roadster

It’s not a huge surprise to see this: the new 2024 Triumph Daytona 660 has been teased in a series of ‘spy’ shots in recent months, and it makes a lot of sense from a manufacturer’s point of view.

2024 Triumph Daytona 660
2024 Triumph Daytona 660

Using the well-established 660 triple engine and basic chassis from the Trident and Tiger Sport 660 models in a fully-faired road-sports model, to take on the likes of the Yamaha R7, Aprilia RS660, Suzuki GSX-8R, Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Honda CBR650R seems like a no-brainer.

2024 Triumph Daytona 660
2024 Triumph Daytona 660

And here it is: the new 2024 Daytona 660. The Hinckley firm has made some fairly serious updates to the basic 660 package, boosting engine power by almost 20 per cent, while keeping the costs down and sticking to that mid-sized sporty road bike formula.

2024 Triumph Daytona 660
2024 Triumph Daytona 660

The engine stays as a 660cc inline-triple 12-valve DOHC unit, but now makes a very decent 95bhp at 11,250rpm. Now, we know that’s not a lot compared with historical 600s: the old 675 Daytona made nearer 130bhp.

2024 Triumph Daytona 660
2024 Triumph Daytona 660

But Triumph wanted to keep peak power down to make the 660 A2-licence compatible with just a simple restrictor kit, so has stuck to that maximum legal output.

What it should mean is that the always-grunty Triumph triple character will be even stronger: tuning an engine for a lower peak figure generally means a more satisfying, character-packed midrange and low-down power.

2024 Triumph Daytona 660
2024 Triumph Daytona 660

The changes to get the power up to 95bhp from the 80bhp of the Trident are pretty extensive, especially around the top end.

The main modification is replacing the single throttle body fuel injection of the Trident with three individual 44mm throttle bodies for the Daytona, along with revised intake ports, bigger valves, a new cylinder head and new pistons with a low-friction coating and a bit more compression.

2024 Triumph Daytona 660
2024 Triumph Daytona 660

The result is similar peak power to the 94bhp Honda CBR650R inline-four engine, and a little less than the 99bhp Aprilia RS660 twin, but a good bit more than the Japanese twins from Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki.

Like the engine, the steel tube perimeter frame is based on the same basic design as the Trident, but with the changes needed to sharpen up the handling.

2024 Triumph Daytona 660
2024 Triumph Daytona 660

There’s a steeper head angle, and the rear suspension sits higher, together with a more forward-biased riding position, all of which makes for a more agile, sportier setup than the naked roadster.

2024 Triumph Daytona 660
2024 Triumph Daytona 660 Satin Granite

The suspension only has preload adjustment on the rear monoshock, but Triumph’s fitted decent quality Showa parts: 41mm SFF-BPF big piston USD front forks and a rear monoshock operated by a steel swingarm.

2024 Triumph Daytona 660
2024 Triumph Daytona 660 Carnival Red

Brakes are Triumph branded, with dual 310mm discs and four-piston radial mount caliper up front, and the cast aluminium wheels wear sporty Michelin Power 6 rubber in proper sportsbike sizes: 120/70 17 front and 180/55 17 rear.

In terms of electronics, the 660 comes with a fairly standard mid-range setup for 2024. You get a simple rider aids package with three modes: Sport, Road and Rain, ABS, and switchable traction control.

2024 Triumph Daytona 660
2024 Triumph Daytona 660

There’s a neat colour LCD dash, with optional Triumph Connectivity Bluetooth setup and lighting is all-LED. Design-wise, the new bike looks good, with some premium touches like the embossed fuel cap and a neat top yoke design.

It comes in three colourways: white, black or red, and there’s a load of official accessories already available from Triumph, including luggage, seat lowering kit, quickshifter, crash protectors, mini indicators and more.

2024 Triumph Daytona 660
2024 Triumph Daytona 660

Finally, Triumph says the new bike will be cheaper to run than ever, thanks to huge 10,000 mile service intervals and a two-year unlimited miles warranty – nice.

The price for all this? A very reasonable £8595, and the new Daytona 660 will be in shops in April. More info: www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk

2024 Triumph Daytona 660 SPECIFICATIONS


Type                   Liquid cooled, inline 3-cylinder,12 valve, DOHC, 240° Firing order

Capacity            660cc

Bore                    74.04mm

Stroke                51.1mm

Compression   12.05:1

Maximum Power          70 kW (95PS) at 11,250 rpm

Maximum Torque         69 Nm @ 8,250 rpm

Fuel System      Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle control

Exhaust              Stainless steel 3 into 1 header system with low single sided stainless steel silencer

Final Drive        X-ring chain

Clutch                Wet, multi-plate, slip & assist

Gearbox             6 speed




Frame                 Tubular steel perimeter frame

Swingarm          Twin-sided, fabricated steel

Front Wheel     Cast aluminium alloy 5 spoke, 17 x 3.5 in

Rear Wheel      Cast aluminium alloy 5 spoke, 17 x 5.5 in

Front Tyre         120/70 ZR 17

Rear Tyre          180/55 ZR 17

Front Suspension         Showa 41mm upside down separate function big piston (SFF-BP) forks, 110mm wheel travel

Rear Suspension           Showa monoshock RSU, with preload adjustment, 130mm wheel travel

Front Brakes                   Twin 310mm floating discs, 4 piston radial callipers, ABS

Rear Brakes                     Single 220mm fixed disc, single piston sliding calliper, ABS

Instruments                    Multi-function instruments with colour TFT screen



Seat Height                     810mm

Wheelbase                     1425.6mm

Rake/trail                        23.8°/82.3mm

Wet weight                     201kg (with 90% fuel)

Fuel Tank Capacity       14 litres

Fuel Consumption        57.6 mpg (4.9litres / 100 km)

CO2 Figures                    113 g/km

Emissions Standard                   EURO 5+

Service interval                            10,000 miles (16,000 km) /12 months, whichever comes first

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