Triumph Daytona 675R (2011 - present) review

Focused track weapon with race derived Öhlins suspension.

By 15/02/2011 on Tue, 25 Jan 2011 - 12:01

Details
Manufacturer:
Triumph
Category:
Sportsbikes
Price:
£ 9799
Overall
4
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ADDING Öhlins suspension to a bike has long been the quick-fix path to creating an uprated machine. Ducati, Aprilia and even Yamaha (remember the R1 SP?) have all slipped in some of the Swedish company’s finest bouncy bits into an existing model to create a higher spec version. And now, with the 675R, Triumph has joined the game.
For £9,799 (that’s £1,400 more than the stock bike) the R comes with Öhlins’ NIX30 forks (containing the same 30mm fork internal kit that Sam Lowes used to win the 2010 British Supersport title), a TTX36 shock (as used by most of the World and British Supersport grid) and an upgraded 18mm Brembo radial master cylinder with new Brembo monoblock calipers to match. That’s already a fairly potent sounding sporting package, now add to it a quickshifter, carbon mudguard, hugger, heat shield and fairing infill panels and a unique paint scheme with red sub-frame and a funky new ‘Triumph’ logo on the tank as well as re-styled engine covers and the 675R begins to look a bit more than just a tarted up Daytona. In fact Triumph are billing it as ‘the ultimate trackday tool.’ Is that just British bravado or does the 675R have the balls to back it up?

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/first-ride-triumph-daytona-675r-review/17324.html#ixzz1Ebm44BPK

ADDING Öhlins suspension to a bike has long been the quick-fix path to creating an uprated machine. Ducati, Aprilia and even Yamaha (remember the R1 SP?) have all slipped in some of the Swedish company’s finest bouncy bits into an existing model to create a higher spec version. And now, with the 675R, Triumph has joined the game.
For £9,799 (that’s £1,400 more than the stock bike) the R comes with Öhlins’ NIX30 forks (containing the same 30mm fork internal kit that Sam Lowes used to win the 2010 British Supersport title), a TTX36 shock (as used by most of the World and British Supersport grid) and an upgraded 18mm Brembo radial master cylinder with new Brembo monoblock calipers to match. That’s already a fairly potent sounding sporting package, now add to it a quickshifter, carbon mudguard, hugger, heat shield and fairing infill panels and a unique paint scheme with red sub-frame and a funky new ‘Triumph’ logo on the tank as well as re-styled engine covers and the 675R begins to look a bit more than just a tarted up Daytona. In fact Triumph are billing it as ‘the ultimate trackday tool.’ Is that just British bravado or does the 675R have the balls to back it up?

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/first-ride-triumph-daytona-675r-review/17324.html#ixzz1Ebm44BPK

Score Breakdown
Overall
4
Engine
4
Brakes
4
Handling
5
Comfort
3
Build Quality
4
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