2011 Triumph Daytona 675R Review — First Ride —

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Triumph Daytona 675
Triumph Daytona 675

The British supersport gets

Photos by Riles and Nelson by Troy Siahaan Chris

In a way, the economic downturn be viewed as a good thing. If you at it from the perspective of the motorcycling that’s when the hectic of updating the leanest and meanest every two years came to an

Yamaha ’s YZF-R6 and Honda ’s (and CBR1000RR) have practically the same for at least years. Suzuki and Kawasaki only recently updated sportbikes, and even Ducati ’s (and 1098 before is virtually the same.

To take it one further, Triumph also hit up to make sure the new bike as well as it looks. The company’s monobloc calipers, which are to become the gold standard in technology, are radially mounted and on 308mm discs. A Brembo master cylinder replaces the Nissin unit and has an 18mm (1mm smaller than the for better feel from the calipers.

Other than the 675R doesn’t vary too from the standard model. The 675cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, three-cylinder engine remains, with minor EFI tweaks to fueling. It’s mated to the six-speed, close-ratio gearbox, now the R model comes equipped a quickshifter from the factory an option on the base model).

Other changes are purely Carbon fiber adorns the fender, the rear subframe is red, wheels get red pinstripes, and the gets a dynamic new paint job and kit. We’ve always the standard 675 was one of the more eye-pleasing and the R model takes the eye candy to level.

Street Manners

If been paying attention to the lately, you’ll remember Triumph introduced the new Speed alongside the Daytona 675R in the hills of Idyllwild, California, as of a two-day adventure that see us spend the second day at Chuckwalla Raceway. We spent equal of time on both bikes on the and on the track.

There really is no to beat around the bush the 675R is downright grueling on the unless your front opens to a canyon road. bike is honed for the track, and the punish you for doing anything The tail sits high the clip-ons are low. Seat is on the taller side for a sportbike, at inches, and to add insult to injury not much padding to be found either.

Head in a straight line for any of time and your wrists curse the day you were born.

Our ride never provided the to really test the brakes. Our reaction is that they’re but not a huge step above the Nissin units. A true would have to wait the racetrack.

Let’s Get Right To It

Valley Raceway proved to be the venue to put the 675R through its The tight and technical course the bike’s strengths, as it’s completely vertical for very

Straight away, the aggressive that were torturous on the proved right in its element at the The rider is perched in the … ready to go from full to knee-down in an instant.

The sweet coming from the 675R’s whenever the throttle is twisted is intoxicating, and the torque advantage it has its 600cc competition is a benefit exiting slow-speed corners, of there are several on this The quickshifter which was impressive on the was even more so on the track. was an upshift missed or accidentally

A slipper clutch is not included on the as Triumph test riders feel it to be necessary, but it is available as an Personally, I didn’t feel it one either. Even though weren’t any other 600s in to perform a direct comparison, speaking, the Trumpet does to run out of breath near redline.

is something we’ve noticed and it’s especially noteworthy that its Japanese counterparts pull away at this

But the real test of the 675R be how its Ohlins suspenders and Brembo perform in their intended They mostly didn’t We had the opportunity to sample a standard 675 with the 675R, and the two are 98% identical. the base model’s damping are softer than the Ohlins on the upgraded version.

Which is shocking to say since the bike is quite a competent

The advantage of the Ohlins NIX30 compared to conventional forks is one leg is dedicated to compression damping the other handles rebound, with just a single cartridge per leg. Out back, the TTX Tube Technology) shock isolates the compression and rebound for precise adjustments. Shim-piston — which are seen on practically all OEM suspensions — share a common in the rebound circuit, which that changes to one could the other.

Triumph Daytona 675

On track the difference was but noticeable. Suddenly the smallest on the track that weren’t on the standard bike were on the R model. The R turns with agility, and thanks to the Ohlins you can pilot the bike with accuracy.

Clearly, these are a cut the already impressive stock on the standard 675.

The only I had, which was shared by a of journos at the intro, was a chattering from the front end under braking. Ohlins sent two of master technicians to help us the setup and initially dialed preload by two turns. While helped, the stuttering never went away.

Of course, your experience vary depending on a myriad of

But this brings us to the cause of the in the first place: the brakes. By now monoblocs are synonymous with on a dime. We were impressed the standard bike’s Nissin but there is no doubt the Brembos more bite and power.

feel and modulation are also as one would expect.

The big question is whether they’re worth it. And to I’d say. I don’t know. a national-caliber racer could a difference and use it to shave fractions of a but at my pace it’s simply a

That being said, would have been not to fit top-shelf brakes to complement the exclusive suspension.


To be blunt; if you’re thinking purchasing a 675 and plan on keeping it on the or do the occasional trackday, we could the case for simply getting the model and saving $1500 – still an excellent package. But if a track junkie looking for the best three-cylinder middleweight, no further than the 675R (at until the MV Agusta F3 comes anyway).

If you want to spruce up the 675R more, Triumph accessories an Arrow exhaust, factory kit, adjustable billet anodized machined-billet components (in red or and a gel seat. All of which come a two-year unlimited mileage

Like the new Speed Triple, the 675R will be in dealers the summer. Pricing is set at $11,999.

Triumph Daytona 675
Triumph Daytona 675
Triumph Daytona 675
Triumph Daytona 675
Triumph Daytona 675


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