A new profile has been added to the list of Triumph motorcycle models on this site: The Daytona Super III (1993-1996). When it was released, this Triumph became an overnight classic taking the already well respected Daytona 900 and giving it more power, better brakes, and a slightly lighter overall weight. Despite there being less than 1,000 machines ever produced, a remarkable number of these have been preserved and you can still find them for sale at fairly reasonable prices.
Back in 1993, Triumph were already showing signs that they'd be a force to be reckoned with and their Daytonas were showing the way. Though not as nimble as others in its class, and with a rather more top-heavy geometry, the triple cylinder engine gave back a lot of character with its renowned rumble and bulletproof design. No longer was 'character' a synonym for unreliability, these machines were designed to keep running for ever. Even hitting the 9,500 rpm redline doesn't stress the Daytona Super III.
The Super III was breathed on by Cosworth as well as getting bigger cams, flat-slide carburettors, and carbon-fibre. However despite all the improvements, it still didn't really make it a true sports-bike due to the weight... but it did make the best sports-tourer money could buy.
You do need to be careful when buying a Super III though as there are many fakes out there. Don't be persuaded if someone says that the unmarked 6-pot front brake caliper is original equipment. If in doubt, get in touch with the TOMCC and verify the frame and engine numbers.
Production started in late 1993 and finished at the start of 1996 with models being exported to all corners of the globe.