SELLER SAYS: Only fourteen 1000cc 4 cylinder Triumph Daytonas were sold in Australia between 1992 and 1994. Being a first generation T300 Hinckley Triumph, with only 491 of the model distributed worldwide, the Daytona 1000 is significant in terms of the marque’s history and successful revival following the closure of Triumph’s Meriden factory in the early 1980s. Australian delivered in 1992 and travelled less than 21500 klms since, this bike operates, performs and rides faultlessly. Stunning condition. Genuine Triumph keys, owners manual, tool kit and service manual. Eligible for Club registration. Contact Gary on 0402 772 536 (Lake Conjola, NSW)
EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: What a marvellous success story is that of the reborn Triumph Motorcycles Limited. And while this Daytona 1000 of Gary’s is undoubtedly an enjoyable and competent bike to ride, its true value lies in its place in history. When Triumph went belly-up in 1983, English businessman John Bloor bought the company name. But he didn’t try to resurrect the company straight away; he did something much more clever. It wasn’t until 1991 that Triumph started producing bikes again, and Bloor demanded (and ensured) that they be just as good as the bikes from Japan. Between 1983 and 1991, Bloor and his then-new team spent lots of time in Japan, learning from the very people who had brutally showed the world what cost-effective quality-control motorcycle manufacturing was all about. He then spent a bunch of time and money buying the equipment he needed to effectively build a Japanese motorcycle factory in England. And that’s what he did. Triumph re-launched successfully, and the Daytona 1000 was one of those first-generation relaunch bikes. It was one of the bikes that made Triumph great again, and put it on the path to success in the 21st Century. Learn more about the Daytona 1000 here.