2006 Triumph Daytona 675 Motorcycle — First Ride & Review — Motorcyclist Online

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Triumph Daytona 675

With more cubes and three cylinders, Triumph’s middleweight sportbike heads in an new direction

Current sportbike is a vast, sterile wasteland of original ideas, as me-too-alike as and Tweedledee. Don’t believe it? look at the specifications.

Middleweights, and literbikes all follow the same until their engines and are virtually indistinguishable and all but interchangeable.

though, seems poised to completely this stasis of and in the bargain alter how we perceive we really want let alone from a sportbike. In fact, plans to reinvent the sportbike with the debut of its all-new 675 triple.

To get the near-anorexic look the hoodlums craved, the new cast-aluminum (dark) runs over the top of the rather than alongside. a whopping 5.5 pounds lighter and 4.3 narrower than the 650’s.

To get the look the Hinckley hoodlums the new cast-aluminum frame (d

And after a black-painted pre-production prototype with a 2005 Honda and Kawasaki ZX-6R brought for direct benchmarking, it’s

difficult not to conclude the Daytona do all of that. The bike’s that so completely different from that’s gone before. All it was a little bit of original thought.

has just a single word to sum up its new middleweight. When we started the 675 project back in 2002, was one thing we were aiming for it to be says Product Development Ross Clifford. We were a new middleweight sports motorcycle intended to be unlike any other, the 675cc capacity.

We wanted a that could stand out in terms of performance and character to anything else in the middleweight segment, not something that slotted into a row alongside else.

Overhead view the extremely waspish-waist at the saddle/tank

But we also wanted to get away developing a new model and finding by the time we launch it, someone has produced a comparable bike half a horsepower more and a third of a kilo lighter, so immediately perceived as being before anyone’s even it. We wanted the new bike to stand or on its own merits, as a satisfying motorcycle to own and without recourse to what were doing along lines.

In fact, the Daytona 675 is the epitome of Triumph stands for; we do something, we’re going to do it in a Triumph way.

Having set such a daunting task, engineers sat down to develop a that is by any standards ultra-narrow, and light, powered by an all-new dohc 12-valve 675cc engine with evenly 120-degree crank throws and a gear-driven balancer in front of the

The new Daytona’s inline-triple configuration make the engine almost 2 narrower than the 650’s

The new Daytona’s inline-triple configuration make the engine almost 2 narrow

Astonishingly, the engine is a 1.85 inches narrower, 0.8 shorter and 0.6 inch shallower the current 650 Daytona four, yet 25cc more displacement. and … is a not excessively oversquare by 52.3mm.

The valve gear features chain cam drive and a shallow, included valve angle at creating a very flat combustion chamber with a compression ratio. Valve are 35.5mm intakes and 30.5mm each with a single Each forged three-ring piston’s upper ring is with a friction-minimizing material DLC (Diamond Like Carbon, Suzuki uses on GSX-R1000 sliders).

Developed in Formula 1 car the coating is said to minimize flutter at high revs. steel connecting rods was considered, but rejected as unnecessary) caps that bolt to the lower halves, thus away with nuts to further weight.

Triumph Daytona 675

Triumph its fresh-think triple pumps out an 123 bhp at the crank at 12,500 rpm 5 bhp more a Kawasaki ZX-6R measured on the dyno. Even more to rideability, the Daytona 675 delivers a 53 pound-feet of torque at 11,750

We wanted that strong, lowdown grunt that’s one of the key of our bigger triples, Clifford and also the distinctive sound and you get from a three-cylinder engine, are probably made even by the intake and exhaust strategies we on the 675. It really has a bark it picks up revs.

In further pursuit of a compact for the first time on a sporting engine the close-ratio six-speed has a stacked layout, Yamaha which allows a longer aimed at increasing traction. also a combined internal oil and pump, obviating an external with its visibly messy and hoses, for a cleaner appearance.

And not part of the original design Clifford says he told the he was hoping for a 675cc four-… that felt like a 250 two-… to sit on. He can’t honestly dreamed that’s exactly they’d come up with, but genuinely have, as you realize the moment you sit on the bike. Triumph’s 675 Honda’s CBR600RR seem heftier, and positively porky viewed side by side the triple.

Indeed, the new British special appears narrower behind than a V-twin 749. It’s definitely with a 54.8-inch wheelbase to quick-steering front-end geometry a 23.5-degree head angle and 3.4 inches of trail.

The Six-Seven-Five’s architecture is so improbable by relatively skinny 600 standards it took me some minutes to to what I was riding. Instead of the spread across the front of the and rear of the tank that 600s now have in the wake of progressively shorter to quicken the Triumph is narrow and slim, your legs to hug the flanks of the gas tank. The tank’s front is in an airbox housing the Keihin fuel-injection’s 44mm single-injector bodies; a central air duct straight through the steering feeds the airbox.

Just as have with the mechanicals, designers have done a job of packaging the rider. Although the 675 so minuscule (and makes the feel like a 750), lots of room for a 6-footer me, and I never felt cramped my afternoon aboard it despite the being fairly well and tucked-in. What’s more, you a part of the Triumph rather perched on top, as is often the with smaller bikes.

Still, the prototype’s saddle too far forward, so I often ended up too close to the fuel tank.

from that minor the remainder of the Daytona 675’s are welcoming. The screen is low and flat, and adequate if not exceptional wind while the small dash is similar to the one on the current Speed The instrument panel comes with an adjustable shift as well as a gear-position indicator, timer, maximum speed and speed readouts and more.

to keep you occupied between sessions.

Triumph Daytona 675
Triumph Daytona 675

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