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Triumph Daytona 675R Review (2011)


Triumph Daytona 675 R

If you can afford the R over the standard then go for it. It has great torque and that great triple sound which is only enhanced further by the Arrow can.
- Rating: 10 / 10

What Is It?

The Triumph Daytona 675 R is a dedicated sports bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 675 cc triple engine, producing 126 bhp at 12,500 rpm and maximum torque at 11,900 rpm.


  • Seat Height: Average (830 mm / 32.7 inches)
  • Weight: Average (184 kg / 406 lbs)
  • Economy: Average (45 mpg / 6.3 l/100km / 15.9 km/l)
  • Range: High (170 miles / 274 km)
  • Power to Weight: High (0.685 bhp/kg / 0.511 kW/kg)
  • Top Speed: Very high (160 mph / 257 km/h)


  • Performance
  • Handling


  • Expensive

What Is It Like?

Triumph Daytona 675 R 2013

Choosing The 675R

Having previously had an earlier 2010 example of the Daytona 675 I decided to downsize from my BMW S1000RR back to a supersport machine.

All the reports on the updated Daytona were positive and all agreed an improvement over what was already a great bike. I managed to get a launch edition model which came with numerous extras and also had the Arrow end can fitted. Here are my thoughts and how it compared against the previous model Daytona.


Triumph claim a small increase in power. It's not specifically noticeable but the engine did seem smoother and more responsive through the rev range. Still great torque and that great triple sound which was only enhanced further by the Arrow can.

Triumph Daytona 675 R

Suspension & Handling

As it comes standard with Ohlins and Brembos all I can say is brilliant all round. It's easy to adjust and you can feel the adjustments no matter how small.

The brakes have great bite without being too much and the bike just wanted to lean. It's fitted with slightly more road focused tyres and handling in all conditions is top notch.

Triumph Daytona 675 R

Riding Position

It's much improved over previous Daytona. Seat height is slightly up on the new standard Daytona but lower than the original Daytona. The clip ons are also slightly higher so there's not as much weight on your wrists.

To Sum Up

During the time I owned the bike I had no problems with it. A couple of trips abroad were slightly trickier as there's a smaller rear seat pad but this was offset by the fact that the exhaust is no longer under the seat so I had other luggage options to explore.

If you can afford the R over the standard then go for it. Yes, you don't need the fancy suspension etc. that you get on the R, but it's nice to have that bit of bling for not that much extra. The standard bike won't disappoint either.

- Simon, 2016

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Related Bikes

Triumph Daytona 675 - Base version without the quickshifter, Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes or lighter wheels.

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Check out this video review from Captain Rambunctious.