Triumph’s Daytona 675 Enters World Supersport

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Sep. 28, 2007
After winning countless comparison tests around the world since its 2006 introduction, Triumph’s delightful and capable three-cylinder 675 Daytona will enter world-championship competition in 2008 against a slew of Japanese four-cylinder machines.

This news was announced today at the Paris Motorcycle Show in conjunction with World Superbike team Scuderia SC Caracchi. This will be Triumph’s first venture into racing on the world stage since the company was re-established in Hinckley in the 1990s.

The factory team will be run by Stefano Caracchi and will be based in Bologna, Italy, fielding two riders in World Supersport class and another two in the European Championship Superstock 600 class reserved for young riders.

“This is a really exciting opportunity for Triumph and the factory is behind the team 100%,” said Triumph’s Product Manager, Simon Warburton. The Daytona 675 has won many awards since its launch and participating in the Supersport World Championship will further raise the profile of this fantastic bike and Triumph’s profile in general.”

Racers in both classes have yet to be announced, but they are expected to be a mix of British and Italian talent. The Team Triumph-SC will be the sole factory representative for Triumph Motorcycle Co.

“The Supersport and Superstock 600 are very competitive and hard categories, but we are very confident in the potential of the Daytona 675,” said team boss Stefano Caracchi. “Our team has contested the World Superbike Championship ever since the first series, and we have a highly talented and experienced technical staff managed by Franco Farnè to develop the Daytona to meet this new challenge. Triumph has welcomed our project with enthusiasm, and we will repay their confidence. Triumph is a legend for every motorsport fan, and Team SC is proud to become a small part of this long and fascinating history. Good luck to Team Triumph-SC!”

Customers, fans and sponsors will be able to follow the team’s progress through a dedicated Team Triumph-SC website, which will go live later this year.