Triumph Daytona 675R | First Ride

Triple-edged sword

By Ari Henning, Photography by Kevin Wing

2011 Daytona 675R
Price $11,999

Evolution:
World-class suspension plus a few pieces from Triumph’s accessory catalog elevate the Daytona to R-status.

Rivals:
Ducati 848 EVO, MV Agusta F3, Suzuki GSX-R750.

TECH SPEC
Engine type: l-c inline-triple
Valve train: DOHC, 12v
Displacement: 675cc
Bore x stroke: 74.0 x 54.3mm
Compression: 12.7:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 6-speed
Claimed horsepower: 124 bhp @ 12,600 rpm
Claimed torque: 53 lb.-ft. @ 11,700
Frame: Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension: 43mm Öhlins NIX30 fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension: Öhlins TTX36 shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake: Dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 308mm discs
Rear brake: Nissin single-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rear tire: 180/55ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rake/trail: 23.9°/3.4 in.
Seat height: 32.7 in.
Wheelbase: 54.9 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.6 gal.
Claimed curb weight: 407 lbs.
Colors: Crystal white
Availability: Now
Warranty: 24 mo./unlimited mi.
Contact: Triumph Motorcycles of America, Ltd.
385 Walt Sanders Memorial Dr. #100
Newnan, GA 30265
770.447.5571
www.triumphmotorcycles.com

Verdict 4 out of 5 stars
Motorcyclist’s 2006 Motorcycle of the Year made even better with top-shelf Öhlins suspension..

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