Spirit of the Seventies Adds Retro Vibe to Triumph Daytona 675
Alex, the owner of the bike, had it tuned by T3 and upgraded it to race track specs. However, when his future wife asked of him to lay a lighter hand on the throttle and he agreed, some heavy changes had to be made to the Daytona and have it back in a streetable attire. So when he brought it to the SotS garage and mentioned “something different” the wheels of the custom mill started spinning.
Kev Taggart and Tim Rogers decided to keep the racey looks of the Daytona, but sourced the design way back in the time of the 500 GP class, with beefy round shapes and flowing lines. The fairing and front cowl have been hand-made in-house by a car panel specialist, Ian Pitney, with the slots cut by hand, also.
The bespoke bubble came from Skidmarx, while other two customizers too care of the seat and the awesome matte painting: Glen Moger and D-Luck, respectively. Co-Built brought in the 3-into-1 custom exhaust with British Supersport headers and a Motogadget keyless ignition was installed, too.
Finally, the suspension was set up again, this time for street use and better compliance with the daily British asphalt. Oh, and by the way: the 4 bullseye slots around the headlight are no fancy detail: that is the actual intake funnel feeding the Daytona's engine!
Still racey, still for solo riding only, the bike retains the full sporty character but the looks are now sworn to turn heads by the dozen. Via BikeEXIF, photos by Grant Robinson.
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