Has anyone ever ridden a Triumph Daytona Super III?

Has anyone ever ridden a Triumph Daytona Super III?

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Baryonyx

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17,053 posts

116 months

Sunday 8th March 2015
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I only ask as I'd never heard of them until the other day, and you never really hear them mentioned. I was looking into the T595/955i sports bike as it's one of my dream bikes and came across the mention of the Super III as having been the bike that preceded the T595. Never seen one for sale in the UK, can't find any current adverts to suggest what sort of market value they have but anecdotal reports suggest they are mildly collectible and values relatively buoyant for what is essentially an old, slightly GT-ish bike. The looks though, those headlights...







The T595 that came after it is just amazing too, in it's own right...


wtdoom

3,738 posts

165 months

Sunday 8th March 2015
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I think they were the original speed triple with full fairing and a few other bits .
I'd love a black original speed triple , love those things .
Had one years back got hit by woman sitting stationary in traffic

abarber

1,617 posts

198 months

Sunday 8th March 2015
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I've ridden one, back as a demo when they were new. Back then they felt top heavy and a little dated, but not without charm.

The motor certainly makes a nice noise. Plenty quick enough for the road too.

srob

10,870 posts

195 months

Sunday 8th March 2015
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Baryonyx said:
never see a Super III for sale
wtdoom said:
I'd love a black original speed triple , love those things .


From the classifieds in this month's Classic Motorcycle smile

Baryonyx

Original Poster:

17,053 posts

116 months

Sunday 8th March 2015
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The value seems stiff for an older bike but I suppose it starts the lineage of Triumph sports bikes that we're still seeing today. Interesting that the Speed Triple seems to be the bike that has made the name for itself as the years have gone on and the Super III has somewhat been consigned to history (and perhaps not memory!). As it stands, I can't remember ever seeing one mentioned on PH.

The T595 seems to have made a bit more of a splash.

srob

10,870 posts

195 months

Sunday 8th March 2015
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Remember that the Super III was the ltd edition, carbon fibred version of the standard Daytona. I only ever remember seeing one back in the day, and that was at an open day at a Triumph dealership. They also made a 1200 four, as well as a 750 triple in the standard early Daytona.

There's actually a sub-1000 frame numbered 900 Trophy for sale in the same edition, which I reckon is a bargain at £1700. It's frame number 839 and I think these were 'modular' bikes, so will be the 839th Triumph frame built, not just the 839th Trophy. I think these early Bloor Triumphs will be a serious collectors bike in the future.

psychoR1

993 posts

144 months

Sunday 8th March 2015
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My mate had one, huge heavy thing with a bathtub fairing a real beast.

Had it dynojeted by TTS with quill cans. First trip out it ran lean on No2 and nipped up the little end meaning a £1k rebuild.

they are very different to the 595.

wtdoom

3,738 posts

165 months

Sunday 8th March 2015
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srob said:


From the classifieds in this month's Classic Motorcycle smile
And as if by magic , one appeared!
Thank you biggrin

Rubin215

3,545 posts

113 months

Sunday 8th March 2015
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I owned one a few years back; one of only two bikes I ever regret selling (the other was also a 90's Triumph).

They have a different cylinder head to the standard 900 Daytona (manufactured for Triumph by Cosworth I believe), various carbon fibre additions (end cans, front mudguard and fairing inners), different body panels and six piston front calipers.

They aren't significantly faster than a standard 900 Daytona, nor are they significantly lighter. They are not a British Fireblade or ZX9 and a modern 600 will piss all over it without even trying.
They are, however, freight-train stable in a straight line, go okay on long sweepers and sound awesome; they're also pretty comfy and economical for everyday use.

They are very exclusive (possibly only 1000 ever built?) but you can't get the original cylinder head or body panels anywhere so a rebuild means standard Daytona bits instead.

Collectable?
Maybe, but they won't suddenly become a £10k bike so they only really appeal to other Triumph geeks.

Rubin215

3,545 posts

113 months

Sunday 8th March 2015
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srob said:
Remember that the Super III was the ltd edition, carbon fibred version of the standard Daytona. I only ever remember seeing one back in the day, and that was at an open day at a Triumph dealership. They also made a 1200 four, as well as a 750 triple in the standard early Daytona.

There's actually a sub-1000 frame numbered 900 Trophy for sale in the same edition, which I reckon is a bargain at £1700. It's frame number 839 and I think these were 'modular' bikes, so will be the 839th Triumph frame built, not just the 839th Trophy. I think these early Bloor Triumphs will be a serious collectors bike in the future.
My earliest numbered Triumph was a '91 Daytona 1000, No. 596 off the line.
It had been a display bike in a dealership in Germany and wasn't registered until '95 to a Brit squaddie stationed over there.
He rode it for a few years then it ended up in his garage in the UK. Ten years or so later, when his wife had kicked him and his alcoholism into touch, he put it back on the road at vast expense, realised he prefered Carling to motorcycling and sold it to me instead.
I ran it for a bit, then sold it to a hobby-collector from Turrif who bought it unseen over t'interweb, paid cash and rode it home in cowboy boots.

The only photo I can find of it just now.



Edited by Rubin215 on Sunday 8th March 23:58

RumpleFugly

2,375 posts

167 months

Monday 9th March 2015
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As Rubin said the changes don't make a huge amount of difference, besides the brakes, the performance isn't any great leap over the standard Daytona. You get more punch putting the 750/1200 pistons in the 900 block for higher compression.

If you do fancy one then the current exchange rate makes this a bit of a bargain, plus you get a free road trip. biggrin

http://suchen.mobile.de/motorrad-inserat/triumph-d...

wtdoom said:
I think they were the original speed triple with full fairing and a few other bits .
I'd love a black original speed triple , love those things .
Had one years back got hit by woman sitting stationary in traffic
Come join us... wink

www.mk1speedtriple.co.uk

saxxmann

3 posts

111 months

Tuesday 5th May 2015
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Ive owned a super 111 for the past 5 years after travelling down to Dorset to buy it off ebay.

It had 39,000 on the clock, and has now got 92,000 on it and I love it. I run it on club outings, and it is the favourite bike in our club, not for its speed , but for its character and rarity. We have loads of Ducatis, R1s, and a lot of Guzzis etc, but they all seem to come and go.

It is heavy, but on the move is a cracker, and besides after all the unmarked police bikes and cameras on the roads at the moment, is plenty fast enough.