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★★★★★

“Good solid bike fast and easy to work on.”

Written on: 29/06/2020 by Griff7 (1 review written)

Reliable engine runs well now done 53,000 miles from new.Replaced camchain at 50,000 miles now runs with no rattling.The only thing which is a pain is changing the air filter and taking the air box off . It’s a fun bike to ride I fitted SP exhausts which make it sound great .The bike goes fast and is comfortable to ride ,I’ve fitted straight bars .So the riding position is more upright. Parts are easy to find still , there is no storage space under the seat you can buy a small rack for the… Read Full Review

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“Incredible Bike!”

Written on: 07/12/2014 by Ruben257 (1 review written)

Having ridden all of my life and at 67 years of age, I have been on many different bikes (Japanese, British, Italian, American, Etc.). I currently own an 08 HD Heritage Softail for most of my riding and long trips. I also own two Triumphs. A 98 T595 955cc Daytona (my ex Road Race bike), and a 96 Daytona 1200. I cannot say enough about the British bikes. Although, I am in love with all of my bikes, My 1200 Daytona is uniquely special to me. The bike is extremely well built and perhaps, a… Read Full Review

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“DAYTONA 1200 1996”

Written on: 01/12/2013 by steview67 (1 review written)

First saw a Daytona 1200 in the Lake Windemere motor museum of all places a couple of years ago and thought it was gorgeous....at the time i had a FZR100O EXUP but decided to sell it the following year and try find a Daytona...Got a good one on ebay eventually that had just been serviced with complete history for under 2 grand.....black and mint condition with 26k on the clock...i can honestly say i will never sell it because i have owned several bikes including the newer Daytona 955i which has… Read Full Review

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“Old reliable lady”

Written on: 22/11/2013

I changed up from a crappy year old BMW 1200 RS, full of problems, to my Triumph Daytona 1000 and a few weeks later 1200( crank swap) in jan 1992, when the BMW broke down once more. I happened to be outside the Triumph main dealership and swopped bikes there and then. Now 21 years and 298000 km latter,the Daytona still makes me smile.It has been a very happy life togaether, my only complain beeing its appetite for rear break pada and tires. An to be honest its in better condition than i am… Read Full Review

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“I am in love with my Triumph Daytona”

Written on: 06/04/2013

I have my 1996 1200cc Triumph Daytona since 2000. I bought it new, it was stored in a garage, full of dust in its original packaging, nobody wanted the bike just because of its big size, extreme power and weight !!! It is a fine example of the late British industry, with a modern contemporary design, still nowadays. Few of these bikes are now on the road, I always find enthusiastic comments from the side cars on the road and oldtimers Triumph followers whenever I go. The Daytona is a pure… Read Full Review

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“Triumph Daytona 1200...Still got it...2012”

Written on: 13/09/2012

2011 I spent UK1200 pounds on a 50,000 mile, 1995 Daytona 1200. After small trips for 1st year I travelled on it for 2 months From England to France, Spain, Italy, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and back through Germany, Holland, Belgium. A total of 7,500 miles. Quite comfortable, perfect on the motorways, cruises at 120mph with lots of low end power/torque, fun on the bends and hills and a great conversation starter at the side of the road. Problems arose with the immobiliser and the… Read Full Review

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“Bought my 1200SE to ride from LA to New York in 2006....”

Written on: 20/05/2011

Bought my 1200SE to ride from LA to New York in 2006. Fell for it in a big way and will never sell it. Whenever I have an MOT or Tire change it always pulls complements and a common phrase, "sadly, they don't make um like this anymore!"
It's big, fast, British and you don't see many about these days. Yeah, it's old technology, but solid and very well built. Find one, buy it and cherish it!… Read Full Review

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“In 1993, I traded my 92 Soft tail custom on the "new"...”

Written on: 02/04/2009 by casbah (1 review written)

In 1993, I traded my 92 Soft tail custom on the "new" Triumph Daytona 1200 on the basis of a test ride on the 1200 Trophy. I suggested to the dealer that I would like a bit more poke. He produced a brochure describing the upcoming new, 147 HP Daytona to be released in Australia "soon" . I was taken by the bright yellow paint and promising performance details. Besides, it looked great! After three months wait and the boredom of a BMW loan bike the Daytona finally arrived. I was not… Read Full Review

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“Beautiful motorcycle right to the last screw almost...”

Written on: 09/12/2008

Beautiful motorcycle right to the last screw almost Rolls Royce quality, solid, built to last. Mine is twelve years old and it still looks new and goes like a rocket. Very collectable and at the moment under priced but will go up rapidly… Read Full Review

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“It is a good and reliable bike my good friend has had...”

Written on: 15/10/2008

It is a good and reliable bike my good friend has had a 1200 daytona since about 1996 and he still drives it wory free to this day there has only bin one repare to the bike that is when he got crashed into by a police car and he ended up I a bus stop… Read Full Review

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“After market Micron exhaust cans, wide, MX style bars,...”

Written on: 04/07/2008 by doxford13x (1 review written)

After market Micron exhaust cans, wide, MX style bars, and Corbin seat, I've been truly happy with the big, Brit "Rocket". Wouldn't trade it for the world. I had a spill in August of 2007 where I broke my neck in 7 places on 4 vertebrae and now that I'm back in form I'm having a complete resto done on her. Thank God it was @ 30mph and it's all cosmetic as it would cost a mint to have mechanicals and structural work done. Tha plaque on the trees says number 143 out of 150 brought to the States… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“The Triumph Daytona is an all round ok bike but they...”

Written on: 30/04/2008

The Triumph Daytona is an all round ok bike but they need to bring back the triples. Its a plastic fantastic and nothing compaird with h2 750 triple nothing like the smell sound and the acelaration… Read Full Review

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“I have been riding my Triumph Daytona for over 15...”

Written on: 09/04/2008

I have been riding my Triumph Daytona for over 15 years and although I have tried a number of newer and lighter machines. I have not found an alternative that gives me the excitement or the stability that the old bus does so really reluctant to change… Read Full Review

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“I love the Triumph Daytona, a true sport tourer, it...”

Written on: 28/01/2008 by cranketeer (1 review written)

I love the Triumph Daytona, a true sport tourer, it will stay apart of my collection, great for the trip of a few hundred miles or so, a short stop and off again, my SE is only eight years old and I can't wait to see how it compares to other machines when it grows up… Read Full Review

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“The Daytona is a brilliant bike that has become a...”

Written on: 14/10/2007 by S Bridgford (1 review written)

The Daytona is a brilliant bike that has become a keeper and I agree with the comment that if it was a car it would be an Aston V8. Being over 6 feet tall bike is the perfect size for me, great tourer and a bike that will hold it s own with many so called hyper bikes. You can ride it more than 200 miles in one go unlike so many other bikes because of it s large tank and good fuel economy… Read Full Review

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“I have owned several 90's Triumphs and they have all...”

Written on: 20/03/2007 by BimotaRich (2 reviews written)

I have owned several 90's Triumphs and they have all been perfectly reliable. I have never had a problem with any of them. The Daytona however is by far my favorite. I liked it so well that I brought it along with me to Japan when I changed jobs. It handles better than the same year Speed Triple, has more torque, and is just as comfy. The looks still turn heads even 12 years after it rolled off the show room floor. People are shocked when I tell them it's a 95. She is still a beauty! I commute… Read Full Review

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Cherokeedaytona's Response to BimotaRich's Review

Written on: 12/09/2007

Hi I have a Daytona 1200 limited in black. 1998. I need a new petrol tank. It was damaged by vandals, any advise where I can get a replacement.

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Bimotarich's Response to BimotaRich's Review

Written on: 13/09/2007

What country are you in? I luckily almost never need any parts but when I do the folks at Donnelson Cycle in St. Louis have been very helpful and I can often get parts from them cheaper and faster (even with shipping figured in) than I could if I ordered parts from a Triumph dealer here in Japan. The tank on the Daytona 1200 is about the same as all the early Hinkley Triumph models (thunderbirds excluded). So a tank from a speed triple, Daytona, or Trophy from the early 90s should fit. Most of the colors back then were the same as Ford paint as well. Good luck!

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“Great all rounder. Loves the open road, great for...”

Written on: 15/08/2006 by Bluebeard2006 (1 review written)

Great all rounder. Loves the open road, great for touring, but also looks good and still turns a few heads (especially all black version) as there are so few on the road. Has presence!… Read Full Review

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“I've been riding the Triumph Daytona 1200 for 5 years...”

Written on: 15/08/2006 by Bluebeard (1 review written)

I've been riding the Triumph Daytona 1200 for 5 years or more and knocked up over 50,000 miles on it, and apart from the fan switch packing in recently, it's never let me down. Gets through tyres and chains fairly quickly but if you ride it with respect (and you'll need to with all that weight) it will go on forever. Fairly easy to maintain too. Acceleration isn't fantastic, and certainly no match for an equivalent jap bike but get it on the open road and it will give anything a run for its… Read Full Review

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“I have owned two Triumph Daytona 1200 sports bikes....”

Written on: 09/11/2005 by Big Dave Midlands (25 reviews written)

I have owned two Triumph Daytona 1200 sports bikes. The Big Daytona 12 is an absolute Missile of a bike which demands respect. A genuine 172mph top end, with a sub 11 seconds quarter mile time, which is fast in anyone's book, and faster than most people can handle even today. These solid old bikes with their single colour paint schemes look classy even on 10 year old examples. The in gear acceleration is quicker than the Sprint ST, and quicker than any sports 600. Buy one privately for sensible… Read Full Review

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“Triumph Daytona 1200 a classic none Japenese bike that...”

Written on: 09/10/2005 by johnbirkens (1 review written)

Triumph Daytona 1200 a classic none Japenese bike that any one should be proud to own… Read Full Review

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