THIS PARTIUCLAR Ducati MH900eFrankly, there is not too much to say about a 2001 Triumph 955i that has accumulated just over 3,600 California miles since it was delivered in 2001! We will take this opportunity to clarify a few important points, and provide a history of the bike that many believe represents one of the best high performance sports bikes ever produced by Triumph. Specifically:
– From a cosmetic and mechanical perspective, the bike remains in excellent condition in every respect…no surprises, no excuses.
– Within a few months the bike was fully inspected and serviced by the local Triumph dealer. The bike has always received “expense no object” care and has been ridden occasionally to ensure full operation at all times. Of course, it has never seen rain.
– The 955i has always been licensed and carries a clear California title
– No surprises, accidents, replaced components, aftermarket parts…100% stock
– No modifications
– Stand shown not included
– Owner’s manual included
Note: This is a serious super bike and we recommend that only experienced riders consider the purchase of a bike that is capable of speeds over 165 mph with ¼ mile speeds reaching 130+ mph when piloted by a capable rider.
THE TRIUMPH 955i – HISTORY
The Triumph Daytona T595 was introduced in 1997 in an attempt by Triumph to tap into the sports bike market. Despite the T595 name, the bike featured a 955 cc displacement in-line three-cylinder engine designed in part by Lotus. Along with the other triple-cylinder Triumphs, the Daytona helped to establish the newly managed manufacturer and its distinctive and unique three-cylinder motorcycles.
The T595-model name concatenated the new engine series “T5” and the first two numbers of the “955 cc” displacement. In 1999 the bike was renamed 955i because the T595 model name gave the impression that the bike’s engine displaced 595 cc.
Large-scale changes were made in 2001, with a complete restyling of the bodywork by designer Gareth Davies, a newly designed engine raising the horsepower to 149 with internal performance upgrades included Forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods, and forged aluminum pistons. Focused on reducing weight and better handling, the 2001 955i used a more common double-sided swing arm (DSSA) as opposed to the single-sided swing arm (SSSA) of the previous Daytona’s. The DSSA version weighs 7.5 pounds (3.4 kg) less than the SSSA due to the lighter weight swing arm, and it is argued that the DSSA version handles better than the SSSA as it has less flex in the swing arm. The 2001+ 955i version had a more compact and advanced Sagem MC1000 electronic engine management system (2-plug) instead of the original Sagem MC2000 controller (1-plug).
Also called Triumph T595 Daytona (1997-1998)
Production: 1997 to 2006
Class: Sport bike
Engine: 955 cc (58.3 cu in) 4-stroke, inline-3
4 valve per cylinder DOHC, liquid-cooled
Bore / stroke 79.0 mm. 65.0 mm. (3.11 in. 2.56 in.
Compression ratio: 12.0:1
Top speed: 165+ mph (259 km/h)
128 hp (95 kW) (rear wheel)@ 10,500 rpm
66.0 lb.<.ft (89.5 N<.m) (rear wheel))@ 8,500 rpm
Front: 45 mm (1.8 in) forks with dual rate springs and adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear: Monoshock with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping
Front: Double disc. 320 mm (13 in) Nissin 4-piston calipers.
Rear: Single disc. 2-piston calipers. 220 mm (8.7 in)
Front: 120 / 70 ZR 17, Rear: 190 / 50 ZR 17
1,426 mm (56.1 in)
Dimensions L: 2,112 mm (83.1 in)
W: 725 mm (28.5 in)
H: 1,165 mm (45.9 in)
Seat height 815 mm (32.1 in)
Weight 219.08 kg (483.0 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity 21 l (4.6 imp gal; 5.5 US gal)