2006 Triumph Daytona Review


The 2006 Triumph Daytona enjoys a little more rumble in its belly than in past years. The popular British motorcycle manufacturer hit one out of the park when they bumped the Daytona 650 to the 2006 Daytona 675. Many sport bike enthusiasts are interested in, and often distracted by, the powerful sport and super bikes released annually by the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers. However, when looking for the cream of the crop in the 2006 middleweight class, the Triumph Daytona 675 represents a new paradigm.

The 2006 Triumph 675 is an excellent sport bike option for track and road riding. It also serves as an excellent, relatively lightweight motorcycle option for riders who are looking to purchase a model in the sport class. The styling is impressive, but the engine performance, powered by the 675cc liquid-cooled three-cylinder engine, will have sport bike riders rethinking their idea of balanced perfection.

From front to back, the 2006 Triumph Daytona 675 is a bike built for speed and high performance. Many competitor models of 2006 (and those carried over from the beginning of the 21st century) have completely stripped down the fairing on their sport bikes, or have gone overboard in trying to cover every inch of working components. The 2006 Triumph Daytona 675 displays a nice balance of a full fairing sport bike, without adding more fairing weight than necessary.

The front windscreen and fairing on the Triumph Daytona possess the look of a wild animal staring down its prey. The headlight design offers an aesthetic wow, in addition to excellent functionality. The dual headlamps offer more light spread, and better road coverage for great night riding. This is also beneficial for being seen in daylight riding conditions. The aesthetic line flows effortlessly from the bars to the tank, seat, and tail. Riders will enjoy a comfortable sport bike saddle that was designed and manufactured with an ergonomic line – a feature that is often neglected on many sport bikes.

Regarding motorcycle performance, the 2006 Triumph Daytona is every bit a true knee scraper. Anyone desiring to get the most out of a middleweight sport bike will want to straddle the first year of the Triumph Daytona 675, and roll on the throttle. The multipoint sequential fuel injection system ensures incredible throttle response. From a standstill, the Daytona launches like a rocket. With six gears to work through, prudent and legal high speeds are achieved within a blink. For those desiring more, the track is definitely recommended. This bike is too much of an aesthetic head turner to be missed by law enforcement officials.

The Triumph three cylinder engine is robust. Like all bikes bearing the Triumph name, this engine is designed to perform at a high standard, while bearing the load of a workhorse -- the same can be said for the inline three, powering the Daytona 955i.

For riders who are ready to graduate to a middleweight speed demon, it is worth looking outside of the Asian manufacturing market. While Triumph models such as the Bonneville are icons of the British manufacturing line, bikes like the 2006 Daytona 675 are signature pieces of Triumph""s continuing legacy.

New For 2006

  • The 2006 Triumph Daytona enjoyed new styling throughout the body fairing, while introducing the first 675cc model. The rear fender below the tail was removed. The free-flowing design offers aesthetics capable of competing with any of the Japanese sport bikes.

2006 Triumph Daytona Specs

  • Model: 2006 Triumph Daytona
  • Engine Type: 675cc, Liquid-cooled in-line three cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 74.0 x 52.3mm
  • Compression ratio: 12.65:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
  • Ignition: Digital, induction
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final Drive: O-ring chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.6 gal.
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 24mpg track, 36mpg roadway average
  • Brakes (Front): Twin 308mm floating discs
  • Brakes (Rear): Single disc
  • Suspension (Front): 41mm USD forks with adjustable preload
  • Suspension (Rear): Monoshock - Piggyback reservoir, adjustable
  • Rake: 23.5 degrees
  • Trail: 86.8mm
  • Wheelbase: 54.8 in.
  • Seat Height: 32.5 in.
  • Curb Weight: 363 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 ZR 17
  • Tires (Rear): 180/55 ZR 17


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Key Competitors For The 2006 Triumph Daytona

  • 2006 Honda CBR 600RR
  • 2006 Suzuki Katana 600