The custom-built Triumph Daytona 1050 looks interesting...
Via Moto Caradisiac
For those who love the Triumph Daytona 675 but wish it had a bigger, more powerful engine, German company Six Monkeys have built a special, one-off Daytona 1050. Triumph currently use the three-cylinder 1050 engine in only three bikes – Tiger, Sprint ST and the absolutely brilliant Speed Triple. But it seems a lot of people want a high-performance Daytona 1050 – an all-out supersports machine that can take on Japanese, German and Italian litre-class machines. And while Triumph aren’t building one – at least not for now – Six Monkeys have gone ahead and built one already.
With modifications to the Triumph 1050 engine’s fuel-injection software and the airbox, power output now stands at 139bhp at 9,100rpm and 116Nm of torque at 7,600 revs. The bike gets carbonfibre bodywork, suspension components and steering damper from Wilbers, Dunlop Qualifier RR tyres and BOS exhaust system. Chassis and single-side swingarm is from the Speed Triple and the bike weighs 222 kilos wet.
Performance figures aren’t available, but the bike sure looks interesting. Perhaps Triumph will be inspired to finally build their own Daytona 1050…?