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1973 Triumph T100 Daytona
The Daytona name was derived from Triumph's success at the 1966 Daytona 200 at Daytona International Speedway. The win was secured by US rider Buddy Elmore on a works special Triumph Tiger 100, the first race win for Triumph at Daytona. The Daytona was produced between 1967 and 1974 and took over the role of a sports machine from the T100SS.
Sporting twin Amal concentric carburettors, it had a reasonable performance increase over the T100SS. The first Daytonas were released in the same paint scheme as the T100SS, and even had Tiger 100 on the side panels but from 1969 they had Daytona Super Sports (UK) or Daytona (US) on the side panels.
The 490cc OHV vertical twin engine didn't get developed much after 1969 when the oil feed to the crank bearings were taken through the end of the crank. The lack of developments was mainly due to the financial problems the company was going through at the time.
1974 saw the end of Daytona production, the year it got torpedo silencers to cope with the noise legislation
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