2009 Triumph Daytona Review


The Daytona was Triumph’s first successful entry into the sports bike market. After trying to break into the Japanese-dominated sport bike market for a few years with the TT600, Triumph decided to return to its traditional Triumph values when designing the Daytona. By all accounts, this was a great success, with the Daytona fast becoming one of Triumph’s bestselling bikes since its introduction in 2006. The 2009 Triumph Daytona 675 received a number of minor updates to keep it competitive for the times, while still staying true to the soul of the sport bike that won the Supersport category for the Masterbike competition in both 2006 and 2007.

The 2009 Triumph Daytona 675 derives its power from a version of Triumph’s iconic in-line three-cylinder engine. In-line triples and parallel-twin engines are what Triumph does best, and this serves the Daytona well. The liquid-cooled 675cc Triumph three-cylinder engine produces 110 hp and 49 ft. lbs. torque. This translates to outstanding power on a bike as small as the Daytona. At the track, the Daytona accomplished zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds, and ran the quarter mile in 10.65 seconds at 131 mph. The Daytona’s version of the Triumph triple generates a smooth power and torque curve at any speed. The Triumph engines are known for producing a distinct exhaust note, which separates the Daytona from the types of engines usually found on Japanese sport bikes. An O-ring chain drive transmits the engine's power to the wheels. Shifting is accomplished with a close-ratio six-speed gearbox. The transmission design suits the Daytona both on the road, and at the track.

While the Daytona 675 has good straight ahead speed and acceleration, especially in the mid-range, handling and maneuverability is where the Daytona really shines. With a dry weight of only 356 pounds, the Daytona is Triumph’s lightest bike. Being light and narrow instills the Daytona with excellent handling. This is noticeable both at the track, and on winding street roads. The Daytona uses 41mm upside down forks on the front, with adjustable preload, rebound, and high/low speed compression damping. On the rear wheel, the Daytona gets a monoshock with piggy back reservoir, also adjustable for preload, rebound, and high/low speed compression damping. The suspension configuration enables the dexterous Triumph Daytona to handle all the turns and twists a sport biker might face.

Possessing both speed and agility, braking becomes extremely important on the 2009 Triumph Daytona. Fortunately for Triumph’s signature sport bike, stopping power is guaranteed with high quality components. Equipped with twin Nissin radial-mount 308mm discs in front, and a single 220mm disc in the rear, the Daytona has the type of high spec brakes that professionals and casual street riders can appreciate.

Ergonomically, the Triumph Daytona is comfortable. With a short reach to the handlebars, and a well-shaped seat, the Daytona places riders in a slightly more upright seating position than other sport bikes. Due to good design, however, even larger riders should not expect to feel cramped on the Daytona. This makes day-to-day street riding a bit more comfortable, with good wind protection, while still allowing the rider to smoothly shift from side to side on winding roads or tracks.

New For 2009

  • The Triumph made a number of minor changes to the Daytona in 2009, including updated bodywork, lighter wheels, and improved suspension.

2009 Triumph Daytona Specs

  • Model: Daytona 675
  • Engine Type: In-line 3-Cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 74.0 x 52.3 mm
  • Compression ratio: 12.65 :1
  • Valve Train: DOHC 4 Stroke
  • Induction: Fuel Injected
  • Ignition: Electronic
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Gearbox
  • Final Drive: O Ring Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.6 gal
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 48 mpg Combined
  • Brakes (Front): Dual 308mm Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Single 220mm Disc
  • Suspension (Front): 41mm Upside Down Forks
  • Suspension (Rear): Monoshock with Piggyback Reservoir
  • Wheelbase: 54.9 inches
  • Seat Height: 32.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 402 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120 / 70 – ZR 17
  • Tires (Rear): 180 / 55 – ZR 17


  • Ohlins Rear Suspension Unit
  • Arrow Slip On Muffler
  • Arrow Rearsets
  • Quickshifter
  • Alarm Immobiliser
  • Front Mudguard - Carbon Fiber
  • Heat Shield - Carbon Fiber
  • Sports Saddlebags
  • Color Coordinated Seat Cowl
  • Machined Alloy Levers
  • Rear Hugger - Carbon Fiber
  • All Weather Cover
  • Paddock Stand
  • Aero Screen Kit
  • Upper Chain Guard - Carbon Fiber
  • Gel Seat - Rider
  • Swingarm Protectors - Carbon Fiber
  • Low Seat - Rider
  • Heel Guards - Carbon Fiber
  • Lower Chain Guard - Carbon Fiber
  • Rear Light Assembly - Clear
  • Rear Light Assembly - Clear LED
  • Disk Lock
  • U Lock
  • Carbon Muffler Cover
  • Anodised Brake Reservoir
  • Battery Optimiser
  • Tank Pad - Carbon Fiber
  • Paint Protection Kit
  • Frame Finisher - Footrest
  • Billet Machined Pre-load Adjusters
  • Billet Machined Paddock Stand Bobbins
  • Billet Machined Chain Adjuster Block
  • Billet Machined Gear Actuator
  • Billet Machined Oil Dipstick
  • Billet Machined Oil Filler Cap
  • Optimate Adaptor
  • First Aid Kit

Key Competitors For The 2009 Triumph Daytona

  • Honda CBR
  • Yamaha R6
  • Ducati 848