TRIUMPH'S DAYTONA 675 SCOOPS SUPERTEST AND MASTERBIKE AWARDS...AGAIN!
NEWNAN, Georgia - May 14, 2007: Triumph's ground breaking Daytona 675 continues to collect awards as it scooped both the Supertest and Masterbike awards for the second year running. This is a true testament to the motorcycle as it trumped the competition even though it remains unchanged since its launch in 2006.
The last week in March saw the Daytona 675 retain the Supertest crown as the King of the Supersports. The Supertest competition, held at the Almeria track in Spain, was judged by 15 journalists from publications around the globe. The competition runs back-to-back tests for sports bikes from all the major motorcycle manufacturers. The Triumph Daytona 675 stormed into the top place in the engine flexibility, throttle response, chassis handling, chassis brakes, equipment and price categories, making it the overall winner for the second year in a row.
Straight from the success at Supertest, the Daytona 675 secured yet another "Best Supersport" title at the Masterbike test in Jerez, Spain. Masterbike is an independent track-test for sports bikes organized by Motociclismo, the best-selling bike magazine in Spain, with a judging panel comprised of 15 international motorcycle magazines. The Masterbike test is considered one of the most important and influential magazine tests due to its impartiality and fairness. The Triumph Daytona 675 continued its reign as the best Supersport bike, beating Honda CBR600RR, which is newly redesigned for 2007, by a significant margin.
Simon Warburton, Product Manager at Triumph Motorcycles Limited, commented: "Winning both Masterbike and Supertest for two years running is a brilliant achievement for Triumph and shows that we are now a force to be reckoned with in the Supersports market. We look forward to continued success for the Daytona 675."
The Triumph Tiger 1050, the most recent addition to Triumph's line, has also started to collect awards. Motorrad, the most influential magazine in Germany, awarded the Tiger 1050 the top spot in their travel enduro test, which saw the Tiger pitched against the BMW R1200GS, the KTM 990 Adventure, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and the Honda Varadero 1000. Beating the GS is a formidable achievement, as the BMW has dominated the category for many years.
The Tiger 1050's success continues in the US, where it has just won the Best Sport-Standard, and Motorcycle of the Year from Rider magazine, while back in the UK, it won Motorcycle Sport and Leisure's (MSL) `Tall-Rounders' test, beating the KTM 950 and the Ducati Multistrada. MSL summed up the Tiger's award-winning performance perfectly when they concluded that the Tiger 1050 is `pretty damned good at absolutely everything'.