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Triumph June 27, 2014 posted by

Out of the Ashes: 1995 Triumph Daytona Super III

This was really where the modern Triumph began. Basically a mix-and-match of triples and fours stuck into a modular, steel spine-framed chassis that allowed the reborn British company maximum versatility to create different bikes on a common platform at a relatively minimal cost. The 900 in the Daytona was a three-cylinder and the same basic engine also powered the Thunderbird, Trident, Sprint, Tiger, Trophy, and Speed Triple.

1995 Triumph Daytona Super III for sale on eBay

1995 Triumph Daytona III Front Rear

Unfortunately, this modularity came at the price of increased weight. Handling isn’t ideal, and the bikes weren’t competitive in terms of ultimate performance when compared to the Japanese machines of the time. But they exuded character, were reasonably reliable, and allowed Anglophiles to “fly the flag” with pride.

1995 Triumph Daytona III Rear Speedo

While the bike as a whole may have been a bit heavy and slow-steering, the engine was, as the Brits say, “a corker.” Powerful, smooth, and relaxed, it would pull from low and wind out to redline, whichever struck your fancy. Too heavy for track work, it’s an excellent GT. A road-destroying tool for fast street riding, with a protective fairing and reasonable comfort, stable handling, combined with strong brakes and that peach of an engine.

1995 Triumph Daytona III R Front Wheel Engine

From the original eBay listing: 1995 Triumph Daytona Limited Edition Super III

Bike is always garaged. It is a solid 9.5 out of 10. There is 1 tiny blemish a half an inch long on the tank but barely noticeable. The bike is one of 150 world wide. Special features include carbon fiber fender and sub-fender,flat side mikuni carbs, 6 pot calipers, and seat cowling. The motor is a 900cc triple, tuned by Cosworth (of rally car fame). The bike was fully serviced 30 days ago. It is started periodically but not driven to ensure the battery and motor stay in good working order. Tires are fairly new with 95% tread remaining. Though the bike retains all stock pieces (exhaust cans as well) with sale, some tasteful upgrades were made. Micron carbon pipes, handlebar risers, throttle meister cruise control and a beautiful Corbin seat. This is a rare bike in an important time in Triumph's rebirth. It is sure to appreciate, and I will miss it.

I think the styling on these early Bloor-era Triumphs has aged particularly well. Like the Ducati 900SS, they comfortably straddle eras, with design cues both vintage and modern. I prefer the first-gen Speed Triple, but this bike looks great in yellow and would make an excellent get-out-of-town bike for long weekend rides.

-tad

1995 Triumph Daytona III R Tank

Out of the Ashes: 1995 Triumph Daytona Super III
Triumph September 10, 2013 posted by

1999 Triumph Daytona 1200SE available in Illinois

1999 Triumph Daytona 1200SE

From guest author Marty:

Found this big beastie on eBay and sent it towards the RSBFS offices... and its even in the right color!

1999 Triumph Daytona 1200SE for sale on eBay

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The "new" Triumph motorcycles don't grace the pages of RSBFS very often (last one was March 2013) but here is a very good looking 1200SE Daytona for sale on eBay.

For those readers who might be unfamiliar with the Big 1200SE, when Triumph re-launced in the states again the 90's, both 3 and 4 cylinder bikes were offered. Triumph eventually retired the big four cylinder engine to focus on the the 3 cylinder and parallel twins more closely associated with the history of Triumph. A bit of a shame because the big four cylinders were fun, fast and pretty much bulletproof. This was due to their twin balance shafts (which was unique at the time) mounted beneath the crank shaft. Road tests noted the smoothness of performance as positives and lack of "new bike" concerns as there were remarkably few early problems.

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A review of the big 1200 can be read here: http://www.carolenash.com/insidebikes/bike-reviews/triumph/daytona-1200/

The 1999 Special Edition was a limited edition run of 250 motorcycles with the exclusive color combination of black body with gold graphics and gold wheels. It also was given 6-piston caliper brakes.

There isn't too much info on the eBay post but the but but it now is right in line with KBB retail. Also a decent YouTube video here, although its not the same bike it gives you idea of what these are like.

- Marty

1999 Triumph Daytona 1200SE available in Illinois
BMW March 1, 2013 posted by

February 2013 Monthly Sales in Review

Hey guys,

Here are the latest sale values on bikes we posted on RSBFS last month, highest to lowest. This post might be more aptly titled how to score a survivor for under $3k. Congratulations to buyers and sellers!

Have a great weekend all,

dc

1985 Yamaha RZ350 For Sale

1985 Yamaha RZ350 Sold for $9950.


1985 Yamaha RZ500

1985 Yamaha RZ500 Sold for $9600.


1975 BMW R60/6 Polizei

1975 BMW R60/6 Polizei sold for $7500


1984 Moto Guzzi LeMans III

1984 Moto Guzzi LeMans III sold for $7166


1992 Ducati 900SS White Frame

This 1992 Ducati 900SS sold to one of our readers for $7151!


2009 Aprilia RS125

2009 Aprilia RS125 sold for $5800


1982 Suzuki Katana 1000

1982 Suzuki Katana sold for $5600.


1983 Moto Guzzi LeMans III

This 83 Guzzi LeMans III sold for $5149.


1965 Honda CB350F GP Replica

This 1965 Honda CB350F GP replica sold after a relist for $4975.


1995 Triumph Daytona Super III

1995 Triumph Daytona Super III sold for just $4200


1980 Yamaha TZ125 GP Racebike

1980 Yamaha TZ125 GP Racebike sold for $4000.


1994 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

1994 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 sold for just $2950.


1971 Honda CB750

This modified 1971 Honda CB750 sold for just $2920.


1986 Yamaha SRX600

This 1986 Yamaha SRX600 sold for $2908.


1986 Honda VFR700

1986 Honda VFR700 sold for a mere $2900.


1990 Honda CBR600F

1990 Honda CBR600F sold for just $2325.

Sport Bikes For Sale February 6, 2013 posted by

Big Bird: 1995 Triumph Daytona III

1995 Triumph Daytona III For Sale

Yep, she's British, bright yellow, and a bit on the heavy side. Described as more hyper sports tourer than superbike, the Super III did get good reviews even if couldn't really be compared to it's competitors of the time. The Super III is an upgraded 900cc Daytona that is lighter, features better brakes, and somewhat revised cosmetics. While Triumph made more powerful models featuring 4 cylinder 1000's and 1200's, it was the 900 triple that felt like the best balance and set the Daytona apart.

1995 Triumph Datyona III For Sale on eBay

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This example has a little over 11k miles and looks really clean in the photos. With an asking of $4500 this looks like a cool pickup for not much cash.

dc

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Ducati September 15, 2012 posted by

Catching up with ClassicSportBikesForSale.com (Trident Legend, CB77, 860GT)

Hey guys,

Here are a few bikes that we posted over at our sister site, Classic SportBikes For Sale. Enjoy your weekend and ride while you still can this season!

dc

First up is this LP Williams 1976 Triumph Trident Legend. Current bid of $15,100 has not met reserve at the buy-it-now is $25k with a day and a half remaining. Live Auction | Our Post

LP Williams 1976 Triumph Trident Legend for sale


This 1964 Honda CB77 Super Hawk has about 2 hours left on the auction. Current bid of $3150 has not met reserve and the buy-it-now shows $6200. Live Auction | Our Post

1964 Honda CB77 Super Hawk for sale


Finally this 1976 Ducati 860GT Hailwood Replica available in Portland, Oregon for $6k.

Ducati 860GT Replica for sale

dc

Cafe Racer August 23, 2012 posted by

Catching Up With Our Sister Sites [900SS Biggelaar, Norvin Cafe, Thunderbird, V7 Sport, TR6, Bonneville Report]

Here is the latest from CSBFS and CBFS! Yep, I'm trying revive the cafe site again. I've been getting a lot of emails and forwards which has reignited my interest in getting this site back in order. Please keep your suggestions coming!

dc

1979 Ducati 900SS Biggelaar | Auction

1979 Ducati 900SS Biggelaar


Norvin For Sale!

Norvin For Sale!



1950 Triumph Thunderbird
| Auction

1950 Triumph Thunderbird


1977 Ducati 900SS Track Bike | Auction

1977 Ducati 900SS Track Bike For Sale


1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport | Auction

1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport for sale


Choppahead 1972 Triumph TR6 For Sale | Auction

 Choppahead 1972 Triumph TR6 For Sale


Four times successful at Bonneville in 2012

Four times successful at Bonneville in 2012

dc