Triumph Daytona 1000


Make Model

Triumph Daytona 1000




Four strike, transverse four cylinders, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder


998 cc / 60.9 cu in
Bore x Stroke 76 x 55 mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled


4 x 36 mm Mikuni CV carburetors


Clutch Wet, cable operated

Max Power

73 kW / 100 hp @ 9800 rpm

Max Torque

88 Nm / 9.0 kgf-m / 65 ft-lb @ 8500 rpm


6 Speed

Final Drive

Frame Steel, twin spar

Front Suspension

43 mm Telescopic, adjustable for preload, 12-way compression and rebound damping.

Rear Suspension

Tri-link rising rate monoshock, 5-way preload, 4-way damping.

Front Brakes

2 x 310mm Discs, 2 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 255 mm disc

Front Tyre

130/60 VR17
Front Tyre Pressure 2.5 bar

Rear Tyre

170/60 VR18
Rear Tyre Pressure 2.5 bar

Dry Weight

235 kg / 518 lbs

Wet Weight

268 kg / 591 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

25 Litres / 6.6 US gal / 5.5 Imp gal

Top Speed

239 km/h / 149 mph

The Daytona 1000 formed part of the first range of Triumph motorcycles that were produced at the Hinckley factory back in 1991 which marked a turning point in Triumph's history.

The 1000s are quite rare now, a modern classic if you like, and highly sought after. They were built to be bulletproof and not to leak any oil, and the only real problem they encountered was the sprag clutch (a Bosch item) - though if its been replaced then it shouldn't give you any trouble. Fork seals are known to blow easily if you don't protect the forks from stone chips with fork protectors.

The riding position could be a bit of a stretch for some, both in the legs and the arms. Higher bar risers were available to help and the suspension could be lowered. Fuel consumption is fairly good at around 40 to 45mpg.