Triumph Daytona 675 (2006 - 2012)

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Ade182
Reviewed: 06 March 2016

Excellent, fantastic engine with a great handling package, demonstrating the best of British engineering.

Triumph have pulled a blinder here with all the features contributing to great looking bike, but still manages a comfortable riding position.
The balance between power and torque feels about perfect. Other bikes in this class feel like they need constantly redlining, but on the Daytona the redline is rarely required and this no doubt contributes to the 40 mpg return.
It sounds fantastic with inlet ports inclined towards the rider to add to the pleasure of acceleration.


The brakes feel decidedly average, but reports generally claim they are good so I will investigate in the spring. The standard setup is very firm and can feel skittish at low speeds on the poor roads that we generally have to endure.
The light units has plastic lenses and the new European regulation demanding lights stay constantly on has led to the heat melting the plastic at the centre, clearly a design error and replacement with a HID xenon one is a good idea. The underseat exhaust means there is absolutely no storage space and the toolkit consists of an Allen key and screwdriver.
The Daytona is extremely accommodating, the triple allows the bike to be narrow at the seat allowing even shorter riders to get feet flat, which is bonus for manoeuvring. Compare the bike and it closely resembles the beautiful lines of the Ducati 748, even packing the under seat exhaust creating a stunning appearance. Triumph have developed this without downside of the really harsh ride and it's quite comfortable for longer rides. Although, standard setup is on the stiff side for Britain's roads, but perfect for track days.

Balance between power and torque is excellent, this is one hell of a great engine, revving to nearly 14,000 with high torque and bhp figures. Triumph have created the perfect between blend between a 4 cylinder and a v twin and nothing feels compromised.

The centre of gravity is low which makes the bike feel so light and agile on the move and this builds confidence for the rider too. The geometry does make it inclined to a head shake but it does have a steering damper although it's not great.

The build quality is excellent and you can see the attention to detail in every part. The instruments and computer have some great features like constant and average fuel consumption options and even includes a lap counters and a good old clock, which is a necessity so you can see just how long you have left to go in search of a few more corners!
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
3.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
4.0

Ade182 would recommend this product
submariner999
Reviewed: 28 May 2015

Good looking, fast with stacks of midrange, lithe; the perfect bike!

Speed, midrange, looks, economy, handling, Brakes, sound and maintenance costs.
None that I can think of
The best bike on the planet, bar none!
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
5.0

submariner999 would recommend this product
daf
Reviewed: 12 December 2014

Brilliant bike!

Excellent handling
Well planted and balanced at any speed
Good wind protection
Brilliant torquey engine
Very pleasing to the eye
Light and agile
Not very comfy on long rides (even for a sports bike)
As a rider I am experienced with around 20k miles a year, including commuting (not on my Daytona), weekends, track days, trips. I love speed and twisties and adrenaline.

Can't fault the bike. Got the facelift Daytona.

She looks very pretty, will keep up with anything. Has loads of power that is usable on the roads taking it on a journey through the rev range. And she still got loads of beans for the track. Stops me very quickly, too, which is a bonus! Outstanding cornering ability, love going around twisties on it! Loads of fun. Love it.

The only con would be that it is only comfortable at 70+. But it doesn't make up a big issue for me at least! :) The fuel economy is what you would expect from a sportsbike! Fill up at about 110 miles.

Ive had probably more than 10 bikes in 5 years i've been riding. Lucky if a bike stays with me for a year! But honestly, I don't know what I would like to get next. It just seems to tick all the boxes I can imagine it could.
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
2.0
Build Quality:
5.0

daf would recommend this product
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!
Score breakdown



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

Diablere would recommend this product
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