Triumph Daytona 675 (2006 - 2012)

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Tim Cochrane
Reviewed: 18 May 2014

A real place holder in British Engineering history, this bike won't disappoint!

The chaps at Hinckley definitely got a few things right with the Daytona 675, whether it be the stonking great engine, immaculate handling or gorgeous looks.

The inline triple motor pulls in every gear; in every part of the rev-range, providing a symphony of musical art to fill your ears. It's smooth and forgiving and rarely bites at you, making it a memorable ride.

Having spent years developing the chassis and suspension, the Daytona will not disappoint when you throw it around the twisties. You'll come out of the apex with a huge grin on your face wishing you'd entered the corner faster.
As great as the Daytona is, there are definitely a few drawbacks.

Sit it next to any other sports bike and it becomes obvious just how much smaller it is than its competitors. Where this works wonders for its handling, you'll forever be teased about riding a "child's bike".
This isn't such a problem when you're steaming ahead through the twisties, but you'll soon be wanting to swap bikes on the ride home!
That small chassis forces you to hunched over with not much room to move around, putting a lot of pressure on your wrists. After half an hour in the saddle you'll definitely feel it.
The Hinckley engineers have definitely put Old Blighty back on the map with this extraordinary bike. No matter what mood you're in, twisting the throttle on full lean will put a huge smile on your face while the bike beneath asks "is that all you've got?"

Apart from missing a few fancy electronic aids, the Daytona is well equipped with decent suspension and brakes. You may be inclined to spend the bit extra and go for the "R" model, but if you're only riding it on the road, the standard model will suit just fine. Being fully adjustable, the standard can be set to suit your riding style.

The Daytona is instantly recognisable as a Triumph, a name that comes with a flurry of nostalgia, standing above the competitors with an air of pride and patriotism.

Yes, the Daytona has a few drawbacks, but when used as a Sunday blaster, you really can't go wrong!
Score breakdown



Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
4.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
2.0
Build Quality:
4.0

Tim Cochrane would recommend this product
Diablere
Reviewed: 21 April 2014

Worth it for the engine noise

Engine noise, a sound that will stir your soul! handling as good as anything out there! build quality is good and if such things matter to you its homegrown
my only issue was size, both from a phyiscal aspect of not being able to squeese my ageing body onto it down to the very real danger if people in tin cans not seeing you!
Glorious bike that should be on everyones bucket list!
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
5.0

Diablere would recommend this product
Chris 675se
Reviewed: 03 February 2013

Plenty of torque saves shifting gear all day but riding positing causes fatigue.

Definitely the engine and looks!

The 675 has a surprising amount of torque which means overtaking in 5th or 6th gear just as easy as any other! The engine also sounds brilliant with its signature triple whistle!

And the looks?... Well it looks amazing! They haven't changed much since the bike first came out but if it ain't broke don't fix it! The aggressive set up leaves the other super sports looking like cruisers when parked next to then
Riding position and seat height!

The 675 has a really aggressive riding positing which looks brilliant but on any ride longer than 45 minutes you really feel the load in your wrists which is something to think about when buying, although with time you do semi get used to it.

The seat height is the highest of the super sports which leaves the shorter of us ( me included at 5"6 ) on tip toes at a standstill but again you get used to it after a while and with one foot down at lights you've got a lot of control.
Brilliant bike overall and very reliable I've but a lot of miles on mine with trips to Amsterdam and France but the daytona soaked them up without even a hiccup! As mentioned before there's a few issues with riding position and seat height but these can be sorted with suspension adjustments and a few optional extras. Any cons for this bike are soon forgotten when you've got a bit of clear road in front of you and a smile on your face!
Score breakdown



Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
5.0

Chris 675se would recommend this product
RangerJay
Reviewed: 01 February 2013

Most fun getting to work and back on a bike that deserves much more.

This thing will accelerate WAY quicker than most people will ever need, except on a track. Brakes will pull you down just as quickly. It turns on a dime, yet can be forgiving mid-turn if you spot something you want to avoid. Very, very nimble. Well built, with attention to detail. The engine is to die for (figuratively speaking)...
I like the aggressive riding position, but you have to watch out for hand numbness after more than 30 minutes of intense riding (have to learn not to put too much weight on the wrists). Firm clutch pull can get old in stop and go commutes. Dashboard could be brighter, as it can get a bit obscured in bright light. Doesn't get great gas mileage, just OK, but who cares?
Previously, I rode a Street Triple, and it made a great commuting bike, but it has an upright riding position. Nothing wrong with that, but the Daytona just makes for one hell of a great speed machine, on the streets and especially on curvy roads. Absolutely an amazing machine, and the overall quality is astounding.
Score breakdown



Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
3.0
Build Quality:
5.0

RangerJay would recommend this product
Tr Thambi
Reviewed: 01 March 2012

In a nutshell, it is a great looking bike with great track and on-road protential.

The front suspension is spot on, although there is plenty of adjustment you could make to the front suspension there is no need.

The engine is excellent and it that pulls well. You don't need to be in the right gear all the time as the engine has so much torque forgetting to down shift isn't really an issue most of the time.

The Engine also has a great sound.

The quick shifter accessory is a god send for new riders allowing them to upshift mid-corner without unsettling the bike.

Good selection of Triumph Accessories to make the bike or own.

Triumph Racing support should you require it.
Rear suspension setup needs fine tuning out of the factory, and the rear pre-load adjuster needs special tools (Big C Spanners), which not every ones has.

The other downside which might just be my bike is that neutral can be a little tricky to select when you first get the bike.

The seats can be a little hard so you might want to opt for the gel seats, but most should be fine with the stock rider's seat.

There are also too many Triumph branded accessories which could burn a large hole in your pocket. Although you will get many with the bike under special promotion.

The 2010 update to the dashboard is much cleaner and better looking. The bike is well put together, and seems very reliable except a minor issue with low mileage bikes on which the exhaust valve may stick. This happened to me once after a very short trip in the damp, on which the next time I rode it, it brought the engine management light on. This is a known issue and if you let the bike warm up until the cooling fan comes on then switch it off and then repeat two more time, engine management light will go out, and the valve should free itself up.
Ownership is simple, wash it, oil the chain and avoid taking it out in the wet as those stock tires are design for the track and keeping heat in them on a wet day can be a nightmare. Apart from that, the it just needs servicing as described in the manual and you should be fine.
On the road, the bike works well with plenty of bottom end grunt to allow you to potter around town before opening up the throttle on the country roads where the engine comes alive with a beautiful howl from the three cylinder.
Clutch feel isn’t great so don’t expect to get flying starts but the engine’s wide torque made makes up for this short coming and specifying the triumph plug and play quick shifter in your option list and you won’t really go near the clutch other than to down shift. As you would expect with a super sport’s bike the turning circle is colossal, and it comes with a hidden steering dampener.The stock brakes as is the suspension.
Score breakdown



Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
4.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
3.0
Build Quality:
4.0

Tr Thambi would recommend this product
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