Triumph Daytona 1050 Imagined

01/06/2011 @ 1:06 pm, by Jensen Beeler18 COMMENTS

Triumph for some time now has had these glaring holes in its model line-up, which it has only begun to address with the launching of bikes like the 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 and 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC.

One hole that still remains in this Swiss cheese product offering is a liter class sportbike. Up until the recent release of the 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R, the Daytona 675 has been single-handedly holding down Triumph’s sportbike offering; while the British company’s naked plus-sized Speed Triple has nearly become the Branch Davidian of the street biking cult status, giving Triumph fans plenty of ammo to speculate upon when Triumph would release a fully-faired 1050cc three-cylinder machine that came from the best of these two bikes.

While Triumph has still disappointed us, and not released a Daytona 1050 model, that hasn’t stopped the fine people at Triumph Che Passione from imaging what this unicorn of Inghilterra could look like. Given the fact that Triumph could build this bike fairly easily out of its common parts bin, and the higher margins liter bikes command from consumers, it’s a wonder why the British company hasn’t pursued this motorcycle this more seriously and in a more timely fashion.

Able to take the best from both the Daytona and Speed Triple lines, Triumph could easily make a potent liter-bike offering for street and track enthusiasts, and as Triumph Che Passione has shown in this photoshop, a Chimera between the two models makes for one sexy beast. While we doubt we’ll see such a model in the 2011 model year, there’s always hope for 2012.

Source: Triumph Che Passione

  • I like it. They should do it.

  • Aj

    If they do it, I’d rather see an under-slung exhaust like the RC8. I doubt they’ll do it though. Can the 1050 engine push out liter bike horsepower?

  • leo

    WSS the 4’s get 600cc and twins get 750cc and triples get 675cc. In WSBK the 4’s get 1000cc and the twins get 1200cc wouldnt 1100cc triples make more sense????

  • MajorTom

    …And it joins Performance Bike’s rendering in December 2009, and MCN’s article with accompanying render stating why “Triumph’s next bike will be a Daytona 1050!” back in 06 I think.

    It won’t happen as Triumph want to get the most out of their bikes. All the others have had and continue to lead long product lives.

    Building Litre Sports bikes is like the 1950s policy on Nuclear Warfare – the only way forward is to build more and better – I don’t believe Triumph want to be sucked into that – the litre class is too fast paced for them to throw money at continuously.

  • Johndo

    I certainly wouldnt buy that. The Daytona and Speed Triple look much better seperatly.

  • HELLman

    OMG!!!! I need a napkin. I just creamed myself.

    PLEASE MAKE THIS!!! Just like the phote,… no changes, make her light, make her powerful. Monoblock calipers, snarlin’ Triple with the diminutive front end of the 675!!!!

    I will sell a kidney for this.

  • RSVDan

    “Building Litre Sports bikes is like the 1950s policy on Nuclear Warfare – the only way forward is to build more and better – I don’t believe Triumph want to be sucked into that – the litre class is too fast paced for them to throw money at continuously.”

    Precisely. A good friend of mine is a designer that has worked on several of the most recently Triumphs, as well as some still in the pipeline, and while every designer in Hinkley is chomping at the bit to build this bike, John Bloor has no interest whatsoever in going down that road. There have been attempts by the designers to temp Bloor into building this bike, but don’t expect it to happen. Triumph is doing a very nice business right now selling what they do, which is much more than most companies can say at the moment.

  • jay bond

    Ducati 1198+aprilia RSV4=Triumph Daytona ugly

    No idea to create all new bike, hah???always cut, copy and paste from other brand…what a shame…huh..

  • PDQ

    The 1050 motor is getting a bit long in the tooth now. Can’t see what would have to be a performance led bike competing with that engine. It would cost a fortune to develop & struggle to be competitive in a declining segment when Triumph are nicely turning over a profit doing what they do. Not really a good business proposition so don’t hold your breath

  • Pete

    Build it and they will come. Beautiful.

  • BikePilot

    The tail section is way out of proportion with the front of the bike, giving an unbalanced appearance. It will need a sbk spec 1100cc 3cyl to be competitive. The 1050 is a great mill, but not on the mark with the 1198 and liter 4cyls. I’m not positive they need to develop a whole new motor – depending on cylinder spacing there may be room for essentially overbored cylinders to achieve the extra displacement. That along with associated flow and tuning updates might just allow it to be competitive.

    Keeping at the front of the sportsbike power wars may be cost prohibitive, but it is necessary to continue development overall. The S3 and Tiger are also due for a refresh and could benefit from a few extra cc to compete with the ducati streetfighter, new Z1000, ducati multistrada etc.

  • MikeD

    Someone take this “thing” to the back of the Barn, shoot it on the forehead and put it out of it’s Misery, PLEASE! Oh, don’t forget to shoot TWICE that danm 1050cc Dinosaur too, fricking thing is been around too long already.

    OH, And Triumph, get your collective heads out of your asses and design a usable Daytona 1200 Triple. Quit it with the LAME BS that “we simply can’t compete with Japan Inc when it comes to the 1Ks”… yes u can, woosies.
    Do things your way, like u have done so far… there’s no need to replicate the Japanese OEMs (4cyl, 200hp, 350lbs anorexic bikes, BUG eyed(R1), PUG faced(CBR1000RR), etc. Think throwing a Daytona 675R and a Sprint GT(minus the 1050 engine) into a blender and WUALA !!

    Bring a sharp tool out similar to the 675 but more usable and less track oriented and easier on the human “frame”.

    Ok, im done bitching…lol.

  • DS

    “Building Litre Sports bikes is like the 1950s policy on Nuclear Warfare – the only way forward is to build more and better – I don’t believe Triumph want to be sucked into that – the litre class is too fast paced for them to throw money at continuously.”

    same thing was said about the 600 class, but that hasn’t stopped them

  • MajorTom

    Ironic, very ironic….
    Visordown are reporting this:

    If it’s true, Triumph are shunning the ultra competitive Litre class for the ultra competitive micro bike market….

  • MikeD

    If true….dang, i just got biotch slap silly. THANKS Triumph.

  • Bob

    An 1100 would make more sense, fitting between the 1000 fours and 1200 twins. I doubt the’ll make one though.

  • NORM G.

    actually, build it and they WON’T come. bloor knows this to be true. segment downturn not withstanding, i’d have to think anybody who is for this bike must be fairly new to motorcycling (or at least to the brand?). triumph already went down this road a little over 9 years ago when they redesigned the 955 for ’02 (remember the brief switch to a DSS?). been there, failed that. don’t think it was their goal, but it began getting compared in the US and UK rags to the then current class of liter bikes. iirc, it didn’t necessarily get panned badly in the reviews, but it certainly didn’t measure up to bikes like the then GSXR1000 (which was taking the world by storm and only in it’s 2nd model year). now fast forward the open class after nearly a decade of homologation that is the collective “arms race” of motogp, wsbk, bsb, and ama, then start comparing that to this theoretical ’12 1050 daytona. the D1050 would be a 21st century supersport that has basically trickled-down NOTHING. so keeping with the suzuki comparison, if an ’02 GSXR is basically a dinosaur in comparison to an ’09 GSXR (the most recent year of US import), then what would a ’12 daytona be to a ’12 GSXR…? if i’m not mistaken, the 1050 engine (like many triumph mills) still uses removable cylinder liners. i mean, this is laughable to japanese engineers. the 1050 was long in the tooth the instant it debut.

  • MikeD

    NORM G said it.

    LOL, Why is it (or seems like it is) always like that ?…As if Triumph is playing catch up with the other OEMs when said OEMs already shifted to a higher level of the same “Game”…? For crying out loud….just to make a point, when the others had already and were using RAM AIR/CAI for decades Triumph was still using an airbox sucking HOT AIR from UNDER THE TANK, what the hell ?

    How did they ever created the ‘Tona 675 ? Total FLUKE ? Even it is starting to look like is been around for ever now. Don’t mess with success ? YEAH, that’s a doble edged one right there…