For 2013, Triumph has unleashed an all-new Daytona 675 (shown) and Daytona 675R, with a brand-new engine, new frame, fresh and sophisticated new bodywork, and a host of other features.
After several careful modifications and adjustments, the new bike is 3 pounds lighter than the old model, with more power, an extended rev range, greater precision, feel and agility. It’s faster on the track, better on the road and even more satisfying to own, says the company.
The heart of the new Daytona is its new engine, which brings more performance and a subtle new character, according to the company. The key change is the wider bore and shorter stroke dimensions, allowing a higher 14,400 RPM rev limit to gain more power and a broader spread of usable revs. Facilitating this is the new block, separate from the upper crankcase and with ceramic coated aluminum bores so it can be made stronger to cope with the higher pressures. Power is up 2 BHP to 126 BHP, peaking earlier at 12,600 RPM and revving on for longer. The torque maximum is 2 foot-pounds higher at 55.3 foot-pounds, with an increase across the rev range.
Other features include:
- New chassis with improved weight distribution and repositioned exhaust
- New switchable ABS system with track mode
- Slip-assist clutch standard
- R version with race-inspired components and quickshifter standard
- Two-year, unlimited-mileage warranty standard