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The Daytona 1200 Special Edition Registry:

In 1998, a year after going out of production, Triumph re-launched the 1200 Daytona as a limited production run of only 250.

It was in black and gold and had the 6 pot calipers from the Super III. Each one had its own numbered plate on the headstock. The factory told me that one of the badges got damaged and when they ordered a replacement it came in sequence as number 251.

I got mine in August 1998 and I'll keep it forever!

I'd like to start a log to keep track of where they all went and when they were last seen. If you've got one, or you know where one is please help me compile a registry.

Please post below and let me know about it and provide that number!

What we know so far:

No. 001 Originally Triumph's press demonstrator. Updated by hodgy December 2007: Recently seen for sale by hodgy in a salvage yard in Durham, UK.

No. 002 Originally in stock at Ongar Motorcycles in Great Dunmow, Essex, UK in August '98. Current location: Unknown.

No. 003 Believed to have had its first two owners in England, then bought by tritonwow (triumphrat.net) of Hawaii (reported December '07).

No. 003 The first owner was a Brit EXPAT who bought the bike in California. Bought by tritonwow (triumphrat.net) of Hawaii, sight unseen! (reported December '07). Completely stock, apart from aftermarket alarm. Currently has 10,000 miles.

The Union Jack is replaced on the left hand side with a RAT symbol (below the Special Edition decal)



No. 009 Sold by "G-daddy" in Antrim NH, US on TriumphRat.Net around September '07



No. 068 Supplied new in August '98 by Bridge Motorcycles, Exeter UK. Current location: Unknown.

No. 090 Owned by John McAdoo of RT595.net. Bought in Aberdeen during the summer of 2007 with a little over 6,000 miles showing. Had a few previous owners, thought to have originally been supplied in Watford.

No. 131 Belongs to vfr99999 of triumphrat.net as of 12/07. Westhampton ma. "10k, nice original bike, except for the bits that wear out!"

No. 132 Allen McLeod (Hamitlton, New Zealand) imported from USA in January '07

No. 150 Sandy (South Wales, UK) fitted the engine from this Daytona SE to a mate's Thunderbird Sport January '07!



No. 152 Tigger (SE Cornwall, UK). 1 Owner from new.



No. 218 Owned hodgy (Durham, UK). Bought from salvage yard in Durham and undergoing repairs, December 2007.

No. 242 Owned by John Birkens of T595.net. Brighton, UK as of December '07

No. 248 Seen here: http://www.touringandtenting.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php?t15657-50.html
Trying to make contact 12/07

No. 250 Seen here: http://www.touringandtenting.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php?t15657-50.html
Trying to make contact 12/07
 

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Hi,from what i remember special edition No1 was for sale at a salvage yard in halifax (england).
I have special edition No218 which is currently in durham (england) bought from the same salvage yard and is now under going repairs,Hope this helps Hodgy.
 

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Nice one Hodgy! I can update the list.

Do you have a photo of 218 I can include? It doesn't matter if it's mid, or even pre-restoration, it'll just make it more interesting if it is!

Tigger.
 

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Hi tigger, i don't have any pictures at the moment but i will sort one out over the next few days and post it up on the site.Thanks Hodgy.
 

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I've got number three. I believe I'm the second owner but might be the third (I'll have to check my email string with the PO. The PO told me he thought the first two were in England. I'll gather info for you.
An aside, I was always curious if Triumph had kept a registry of these wonderful bikes! (at least where they shipped and sold.)
 

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Thanks tritonwow.

We've now got some history on numbers 1 to 3...

Good idea; I shall contact Triumph over the next week and ask then that very question.

Do you have a photo I could post up on the register?

Tigger.
 

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How about making this a sticky...hint, hint.

I waffled about one on e-bay (US) earlier this year. As I didn't know anything about them, there was a bit of myth, and or confusion with the Super III, Cosworth and etc. to sort out for me.

Brad
 

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Where is the registry going to reside? Is it in this thread or somewhere else?
If so a hard choice on where to put it; Daytona Deliberations or T3 Sport and Touring. I usually get better responses on my D12 questions in the T3 section.
I know there are other Special Edition years. Maybe the MODS could make a "Special Edition Registries" forum or feature with each years' Special Edition thread. I'm not sure how many there would be so possibly old and new could be represented.
I just woke so there are most likely aspects to this I'm missing; I need cup o Joe!
Oh, I have a pic in my albumn let me know if you need a different one.
 

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Good idea!

Yes please, would a moderator consider making this thread sticky?

It's a shame you missed out on that SE, bradtx. I guess this thread could become a good source of information for anyone looking to buy one in future...

Tigger.
 

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Where is the registry going to reside? Is it in this thread or somewhere else?
If so a hard choice on where to put it; Daytona Deliberations or T3 Sport and Touring. I usually get better responses on my D12 questions in the T3 section.
I know there are other Special Edition years. Maybe the MODS could make a "Special Edition Registries" forum or feature with each years' Special Edition thread. I'm not sure how many there would be so possibly old and new could be represented.
I just woke so there are most likely aspects to this I'm missing; I need cup o Joe!
Oh, I have a pic in my albumn let me know if you need a different one.
Initially, I was going to make the registry the first post on the thread and just let it grow and grow! As I'm new to this site I'm not that familiar with the different sections yet, I'll check out the T3 section in a minute.

If the mods would provide a Special Editions Forum that this thread could go in, that would be great!

I saw the photo in your gallery, I was hoping you'd be okay if I used it. Thanks.
 

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Stock (as I'm told by previous owner) except for the alarm I installed. I also have the grab rail and green Triumph dust cover.
An interesting piece is the Union Jack is replaced on the left hand side with a RAT symbol (below the Special Edition decal)

Tigger,
I didn't realise #152 was yours! I had some questions:
Was the gold pinstriping/accents a factory option, dealer option, or your handiwork?
 

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The link to #003:



Stock (as I'm told by previous owner) except for the alarm I installed. I also have the grab rail and green Triumph dust cover.
An interesting piece is the Union Jack is replaced on the left hand side with a RAT symbol (below the Special Edition decal)

Tigger,
I didn't realise #152 was yours! I had some questions:
Was the gold pinstriping/accents a factory option, dealer option, or your handiwork?

Thanks for the information. I'll get it up on the register with a photo.

No 152. Well, there's a story there. I ordered number 068 and then had to postpone buying it for a few weeks and when I went back, they'd switched it to number 152.

I went straight from ordering it (August '98) up to an open day at the Triumph factory.

While walking around the factory they had the guy who hand paints the petrol tanks painting a Thunderbird tank. I got into a conversation with him and told him about the Daytona and we got on fine, so fine in fact that I invited him down to Cornwall for the weekend, paid his petrol money (and a bit!) and he brought his paint brushes with him!

I had taken all the panels off the bike and between us we did the design and he painted it! I was chuffed to bits with the results and it's completely unique! Even got a photo in the Rat magazine at the time. The dealer was less impressed, he could believe we'd currupted a brand new bike! :rolleyes:

I will have had it for 10 years this summer and I'm keeping it forever!

Tigger.
 

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I wish we had something like this for the 2002 CEs...
 

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I don't know much about the CE's, could you tell me more and post a picture?

Tigger.
Sure, check out my topic from a little while back:

http://www.triumphrat.net/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=861808

These are the 100 year anniversary bikes that Triumph put out. They're all Aston Green (although, there are rumored to be some red ones that were made before Hinkley burnt down) and they have the single sided swingarm.
 

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1999 Triumph Daytona 1200 SE, Number 128 of 250

I purchased Daytona 1200 SE, number 128 of 250 on Dec. 29, 2005 from the original owner , on consignment at Euro Cycles Triumph dealer in Odessa, Florida with only 828 miles on it. Odessa is next to Tampa. Today this motorcycle has 3,199 miles on it.

I have made the following modifications: Race Tech forks with Gold Seals, Hagon rear shock, Dynajet carb kit, K&N air filter, stock mufflers de-baffled.

Runs very nicely, and the suspension modifications helped in the handling department. However, is somewhat thirsty as I only get 28 m.p.g, sometimes 30 m.p.g., (U.S. gallons). Low fuel light usually lights up around 120 miiles. Maybe this is a result of the jet kit. The carbs were completely disassembled and cleaned when the jet kit was installed and I am wondering if they need some adjustment because of the poor gas mileage. Would appreciate knowing what m.p.g. others obtain.
 

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