In the early 1990s, famed engine experts Cosworth assisted Triumph in their quest to build a faster version of the Daytona 900. It was a rare bird, as just 805 examples of the “Super III” were sold, 179 of which made it to the United States.
Cosworth’s primary contribution was a new method of pressure sandcasting for the engine cases. In addition to Cosworth’s touch, this bike got bigger cams, flat slide carbs, 6 piston front brakes, and a whole lot of carbon fiber. The results of the engine work yielded a healthy 115 horsepower, though the bike was too heavy to be a true sports bike. It instead ended up being a fantastic sport-tourer, and a bike you had to muscle around to have a lot of fun with.
Per the seller, this example (VIN: SM1372DD5SJ019630) “was just taken out of dry storage after 20 years.” He/she says that it’s ready to roll, though there’s no mention of a service performed.
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