Triumph Daytona 675R Review
What Is It?
The 2011 Triumph Daytona 675 R is a sports bike which builds on the original base version with a quickshifter and Ohlins suspension.
Engine: 675 cc Triple, 126 bhp
Economy: 45 mpg, 170 miles
Seat Height: 830 mm
Wet Weight: 184 kg
What Is It Like?
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.
Engine - Triumph claimed a small increase in power. Not specifically noticeable but 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.
Suspension & Handling - as it comes standard with Ohlins and Brembos all I can say is brilliant all round. Easy to adjust and you could feel the adjustments no matter how small. Brakes had great bite without being too much and bike just wanted to lean. Came with slightly more road focused tyres and handling in all conditions was top notch.
Riding Position - much improved over previous Daytona. Seat height slightly up on the new standard Daytona but lower than original Daytona. Clip ons also slightly higher so not as much weight on wrists.
Overall - during the time I owned the bike I had no problems with it. Couple of trips abroad which were slightly trickier as smaller rear seat pad but offset by 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. However the standard bike won't disappoint.
- Simon, 2016