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Review of the 2002 model Triumph Centennial Edition Daytona Review of the 2002 Triumph Centennial Edition Daytona
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If like me you are over 6 foot you will be fed up of trying to squeeze yourself onto the current crop of jap sports bikes, as for the italian stuff well............
Review of the Centennial Edition Daytona submitted on 2005-08-06.

When I first saw my Daytona Centennial in 2002, I knew that I just had to have it. There was just something about the way the bike felt and looked (for a triumph) pretty up to date. The quoted 147bhp and 170mph top speed did not put me off either.

I have to say and I have had a number of bikes over the years (an average of 1.27 per year !!) that this is probably the finest all round bike I have ever owned. It must be I have owned it for 3 years now.

I had the opportunity to take it to France last Summer with a group of other riders. The bike toured admirably, the seating position is you see quite spacious and suits a typical british frame such as mine. I generally ride quick and hard but on this trip we did on occasion really kick the arse out of it, on one occasion and during a sustained sprint I saw my speedo hit and pass 165mph, that is when self preservation took over and I backed off.

The very best thing about this bike, if you ignore the arousing howl of the triple engine which is sublime, is the way she handles. You can absolutely positively stick her into bends at ridiculous speeds and with the aid of counter steering and the good old rear brake traction control she will drop on her side and take you round safe urging you to crack the throttle open again as soon as you can.

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