The Legendary Daytona Story is the current exhibition at the Triumph Visitor Factory Experience. It's not possible to visit the exhibition at the moment due to the current Coronavirus measures in place, so Triumph released a short video on Instagram and YouTube with Stuart Wood (Daytona Chief Engineer) showing us the models on display.
Starting with the Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition, and going back in time, the video takes us past the last Daytona 675R to be made at Hinckley in 2018, past the Moto2 Engine test mule (two were built), past Peter Hickman's 2015 Trooper Beer Daytona 675R, Danny Eslick's 2014 Daytona 200 winning Daytona, Glen Richard's two Championship winning Daytonas going back to 2008, an early Daytona 675, then a Daytona 600 as used by Bruce Ansty, and on to a 900cc Daytona Super III. On into the Meriden era the video shows the last production Daytona from 1974, then one of the first production Daytonas built for Percy Tait for the 1967 TT, and finally onto the bike that gave the name to the Daytonas - Buddy Elmore's 1966 Daytona winning machine.
The machines have been taken from Dick Shepherd's collection. There are obviously some missing machines in the Daytona story which Dick Shepherd either doesn't have or which there wasn't room for. There is no Daytona 650 or TT600, no Daytona 955i or T595, there is no Daytona 1200, we forgive missing the Daytona 900 as the Super III counts towards that, but no Daytona 1000.
This is the third factory video that Triumph have released over the last two weeks. Triumph are hoping to release some more films via their Instagram account over the coming days.