Triumph Daytona 675R Eslick EditionAt this year’s 73rd running of the Daytona 200, Danny Eslick piloted his #69 Discount Racing Triumph Daytona 675R to the win. It was Triumph’s first Daytona 200 win since Gary Nixon accomplished the feat back in 1967.
And to commemorate Eslick’s historic win, Triumph will release 47 Daytona 675R Eslick Edition sport bikes. These track-only motorcycles will don commemorative paint and graphics.“Each 675R Eslick Edition motorcycle is individually numbered, hand signed by Danny Eslick, customized with a combination of Triumph Genuine Accessories and hand selected aftermarket accessories, and comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity,” Triumph says.“The custom paint features the authentic Riders Discount Racing and AMA Pro Road Racing sponsor decals as used on the Daytona 200-winning bike.”The 675R will also feature same performance parts on Eslick’s Daytona 200-winning bike. The parts include Attack Performance rear sets, Renthal grips and sprockets, as well as a 520 DID ERV3 gold chain. Also included are many Triumph Genuine Accessories, which include Lower Chain Guard, Red Anodized Chain Adjustment Blocks, Paddock Stand Bobbins, Engine Cover Kit, Seat Cowl Kit, Billet Oil Filler Cap and Oil Dipstick which are pre-drilled to be safety wired for track day and race riding.Triumph says customers also can order an optional Performance Package from Riders Discount – only available for the special Eslick Editions – that increases horsepower, reduces weight, and further improves handling. The package will include a DynoJet Power Commander V with custom fuel map developed for track use by Riders Discount Racing, an aftermarket intake and exhaust system, and Dunlop Q3 tires developed in racing competition and popular with track day riders.The Triumph Daytona 675R Eslick Edition will be available in the USA and Canada at a price to be announced.
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