Triumph Daytona 675 India – First Look Review – Indian Cars Bikes

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Triumph Daytona 675 India – First Look Review

by Prateek Jose on December 9, 2013 1 Comment

Triumph has launched bikes across all segments in the Indian market. In our series of reviews and first impressions reports of Triumph’s bikes, we move on to the lone product in the supersports category- the Triumph Daytona 675. So here’s an all-you-need-to-know piece on the styling, performance, pricing and more such details of the Triumph Daytona 675. 

Triumph is a brand with an over hundred year history backing it. With a production line that had its origins in the early 1900′s, the British company’s bikes have managed to create a band of loyal followers who’ve come to find themselves deeply attached to the rumbling machines. So when a bike that burst into the scene only seven years back manages to become one of the best-selling bikes on Triumph’s portfolio, it is a testament to the company’s ability to keep in touch with consumer sensibilities and stay abreast of the changing times.

The Triumph Daytona 675

HISTORY

The development of the Triumph Daytona began in the year 2000, with the release of the TT600. The TT600 was a landmark in Triumph’s story as it was their first mid-weight sports motorcycle made with the intention of giving the brand a modern makeover. However, the it was also decided the nature of the bike would be in keeping with the age-old values of Triumph.

The bike is noteworthy in its use of a three-cylinder engine, considering the fact that the TT600 and other 600cc Triumph motorcycles were give four-cylinder powerplants.

A year after development began, engineers at Triumph carried out a thorough analysis of the weight to power ratios, engine performance, manoeuvrability and other such aspects of the bike. Seeing that all these numbers were at their optimum values, the concept stage of development began in 2002.

The development of the Triumph Daytona began in the year 2000

In this stage,  a chopped version of the chassis of a Daytona 600 was worked on. The wheelbase, head angle, and orientation of the fuel tank underwent slight modifications in this part. When put to the test, the new bike performed better than the original 600 cc Daytona.

Given this fact, Triumph was pitting itself against the likes of the  Honda CBR600RR and  Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R. The work on the model continued using computer aided methods to  design the chassis.

Surprisingly, the design on the Daytona 675 is based on a drawing made by one of the team members on the build, who conceived it as being a naked bike. It was just as well that a new design direction was obtained as the old one adhered to the norms of 1960 design, when no sharp or angular lines were impressed on the bike’s body. The T595 also acted as inspiration for the way the bikes was designed.

The Daytona 675 is based on a drawing made by one of the team members on the build

The Triumph Daytona 675 was officially launched at the 2005  NEC International Motorcycle and Scooter Show. Since the company had never really forayed into the segment that the Daytona 675 was part of, there were some doubts as to whether the boffins at the company would be able to show the same engineering prowess as they had on some of the cruisers or classic bikes. Any such uncertainties were put to rest when Bike magazine called the Triumph Daytona 675 one of the best British sports bikes ever made and possibly one of the best ever.

The Triumph Daytona 675 was officially launched at the 2005 NEC International Motorcycle and Scooter Show

DESIGN

In the seven years that the triumph Daytona 675 has been coming out of the company’s turnstiles, it has bagged a number of British and international awards. More importantly, the bike has managed to become a brand in and of itself. One of the more memorable points in its career came when world 500 GP winner, Wayne Gardner the Eastern Creek of Australia. He was stunned by the bike’s ability to stand up to its four-cylinder Japanese counterparts.

Many credit the bike’s success to its flaw less design. Here’s some of the significant facets of the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675′s design:

Mass Centralization . On the 2013 version of the Daytona 675, the silencer has been moved to underneath the engine. It is a well-known fact that the more centrally the mass of a bike is concentrated, the better it handles. By relocating the silencer, the Daytona does better while making sudden changes in direction and gives the rider more control now.

Suspension : The suspensions in the front and rear of the bike have also been given different levels of damping based on the level of speed it is on. The 675R has been given racing-specific Ohlins suspensions.

The 2013 Triumph Daytona has fully adjustable KYB suspensions in its front and rear

Brakes . In order to allow riders to test the bike to its maximum potential, it needs to offer a trustworthy braking system, and the Daytona 675 does just that. Nissin radial caliper brakes have been installed in the front of the bike. In order to reduce the unsprung mass, the rear brakes have been made lighter than in previous versions of the bike.

Triumph Urban Daytona

Wheels . Reducing the weight of the wheels has dramatically improved the way the Daytona handles. The gyroscopic movement of the wheels and unsprung mass have been minimized by simply taking a few grams of the wheels. The bike is now easier to control in the turns and performs better when hitting corners.

Reducing the weight of the wheels has dramatically improved the way the Daytona handles

In general, the Triumph’s Daytona is simply a beautiful bike to look at. Like any other sports bike, the fairing plays a significant role in determining the way the bike appears. The designers at Triumph have done a great job of making a fully road-legal bike look the part as far as its sport motorcycle image goes.

Minus everything happening on the exterior, the chassis of the bike has been designed simplistically; primarily to keep its weight as low as possible.

POWERPLANT

The 2013 Triumph Daytona had a tough act to follow in its predecessor. At a time when upgrade is a term that is thrown around loosely, Triumph has done an excellent job of actually offering a bike that has improved from its previous iteration. The triple-motor on the bike is more compact, and this has allowed for a lighter frame which takes up a lot less space.

The solid aluminium cylinder block ensures that the body is more robust and rigid than before.

The triple-motor on the bike is more compact, and this has allowed for a lighter frame which takes up a lot less space

As the name suggests, the bike has a 675 cc engine. The Daytona has a maximum power of 128 PS at 12500 rpm and 74 Nm of torque at 11900 rpm. The bike’s rev redlines at  14,400 rpm.

Since it now has a bore of larger size and a shorter stroke length, the Daytona 675 is much more tactile and responds immediately to the rider’s directions. The air intake has increased in size as well, as more air through the headstock allows for a greater amount of power to be created.

Bike magazine called the Triumph Daytona 675 one of the best British sports bikes ever made

The 2013 Dayton 675 and 675R have been given a number of updates which includes a stainless-steel exhaust and anti-lock braking system. What’s obvious is the fact that Triumph has built this bike for the race track first and then for urban settings. Those that have ridden previous versions of the bike will immediately notice that slipper clutch, which has been given a two-way ramp to lend the bike more grip.

The greatest success of the Triumph Daytona 675 is its ability to make the rider look good. For a bike that packs in the kind of power that it does, the Daytona handles extremely well.

Triumph Urban Daytona
Triumph Urban Daytona
Triumph Urban Daytona
Triumph Urban Daytona
Triumph Urban Daytona


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