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Triumph Display at British Motor Museum

A line up of 12 Triumphs bearing the Daytona name makes up a new display at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, which until now has focused on cars. The Daytona badge was coined for Triumph’s twin-carb 500cc twins after Buddy Elmore won the famed Daytona 200 race back in 1966 – his race bike takes pride of place in the exhibition, along with three more of the early 500s including a 1974 bike, one of the last made.

The line up goes on to include the early Hinckley-built Daytonas – sports bike of the Hinckley Triumphs – and a good selection of 675cc triples, including the original 2008 Daytona and the latest Daytona 765 Moto2 Limited Edition, taking in road and race bikes on the way.

“Great to see that such iconic Triumphs are being given pride of place at the Gaydon Museum. Just the thing for a day out during the holiday season. In fact, it’s only 45 minutes away from the National Motorcycle Museum, so why not make a clean sweep?” said BMF Chair Jim Freeman.

Stephen Laing, British Motor Museum’s Head of Collections added: “A special display involving two-wheeled rather than four-wheeled machines is a new departure for the British Motor Museum. Triumph is one of the most enduring motorcycle nameplates and, Daytona, one of the most evocative motorsport locations. We’re delighted to be collaborating with Triumph Motorcycles to showcase some of its amazing bikes and their exciting stories.”

The Triumph Daytona display will be open to the public until October 2022.

For more information on the exhibition and to book tickets click here

Written by Peter Henshaw

Top image courtesy of British Motor Museum