Beautiful old Triumph Daytona.

Charles Lathe sends in another beauty.
He writes:
I’m attaching two photos of a Daytona I saw this morning at the Blue Ridge, motorcycle only, campground. I asked the fellow on it if he did the restoration himself or if he bought it that way. He said he did it himself and he has a dozen of them. His wife was with him on a nice 60’s Bonnie that I also got a couple of snaps of.

I told him we were on a new Bonneville and he said they also have a Triumph Rocket.
Regards, Chuck Lathe, North Carolina

Thanks Again Charles. That might have been the “British In The Blue Ridge” meet. Those folks really put those old bikes through their paces.


  1. Hey Frank,

    Even though I have a new Bonneville, I am not a Triumph expert. However, I took the photo and can say that that Daytona has a 500cc engine. The Bonneville that rode in with it has a 650cc. Someone might correct me, but I think all the Bonnies were 650s and later 750. The two bikes look very similar and likely don’t have a huge performance gap — especially on snaking NC 276 (where I saw the bikes).

    Regards, Chuck

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