Triumph Daytona 675 (2013 - present)

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Submitted by Ross87 on Thu, 28/11/2013 - 22:28

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After riding my CBR 125r for over a year I plucked up the courage, sat my test and thank god passed. Whenever the usual chat of " what you gonna buy if you pass " creeped up at the training centre I would just act dumb and reply " no idea mate ". But all a long I knew what I wanted - I just didn't want to watch the instructors breathe in then lecture me about being sensible and getting an er6n or xj6n blah blah. So in September this year I finally got the bike I had dreamed off for months and after sitting on it for the second time ( first time in the dealers for about 15 seconds ) I thought oh god my hips this was a mistake. But after starting her up and driving her home I fell in love and I still am. I adore my bike - simple. She's gorgeous, turns a head, so easy to ride and every time I sit on her I can't help but smile. She does, for me anyway, what I believe motorcycles should do - she makes me unbelievably bloody happy. I don't have a lot of experience - I've ridden a CBF, CBR, VFR and XJ6n - but this bike makes me get out of bed early so i can ride past work and double back just for a few more minutes on her. On another note - being new to the biking world - I've honestly never met a greater and more inclusive bunch of people. No matter what your beliefs, occupation, race or what you choose to ride - everyone is so accepting.

Strengths

Gorgeous looks Great noise Reasonably priced Appears to be not too common Easy to ride - especially ( surprisingly ) in town Great handling power delivery and that distinctive exhaust note

Weaknesses

Pissed oil everywhere within 200 miles - was corrected at first service Not very economical Back brake has no power at all - almost useless

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Submitted by NoPasaran on Tue, 21/04/2015 - 21:44

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Fantastic bike already in non-R shape. The chassis is great. The engine noise stands out and exhaust produces natural (unlike, say, S1000R) pops on overrun. Extremely slim and agile and a doddle to ride in city traffic due to amazingly good fueling, but really, it would be a pity to waste this bike on city traffic, it loves the corners. I wish the engine had a bit more kick though. I have 2002 954RR FireBlade, it has a nice power surge around 3500rpm, I love it. I also ride my girlfriends 2009 CBR600RR ABS from time to time and even though throttle on this bike is awful compared to Daytona, it has a "turbo"kick in power output, I am sure D675 is faster, but the feel of acceleration is better (for me) on 600RR. But I love Daytona, I love the committed seating position, the design, the instrumentation, the incredibly smooth fueling, the lightness and slimness, the hunger for curves. A friend of mine, who's been riding bikes since he was 5, rode my gf's CBR600RR, my Daytona 675, BMW S1000R and 2015 BMW S1000RR back to back. He resolutely did not like S1000R, he dismissed 600RR as average due to bad on-off fueling and the tendency to stand up in corners when braking (C-ABS?), he (just as I) loved S1000RR, but he said if he were to buy a new bike (he almost does not ride anymore, two small kids, still has a Yamaha 600cc naked) he would get a Daytona 675, because it has chassis just as great as S1000RR but a less powerful engine which one can use in a wider range of RPMs.

Strengths

Beautiful Special, quirky sound Very slim between the legs Very sporty position The chassis is top notch

Weaknesses

Clutch is a bit too soft (maybe I can adjust it) The engine is fast but too smooth, there is no kick

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Submitted by fan69er on Tue, 25/08/2015 - 06:16

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I've had the Daytona (Daisy) for a year now, and it still keeps a smile on my dial. It isn't the fastest bike out there, but it is the best mid sized sports bike - easily better than most Japanese 600s (although I must admit I haven't ridden the R6 as I can barely swing a leg over it) and perhaps better than the Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R 636. It feels (and probably is) lighter than most of the 600 class bikes and very easy to ride. Pretty reliable, but I'll need to sort out the gearbox as it can get stuck on downshifts at slow speeds. There was one time I was slowing for a red light and I was shifting down the gears whilst slowing. Unbeknown to me, the bike was stuck in 3rd gear, so when I took off the bike stalled and I almost dropped it. This has happened more than a few times now, but I keep an eye on it. If I had my time again, I would have installed the quickshifter (standard on the R version). There aren't complicated electronics, unless you count the ABS. Having said that, you don't need it. Power is fairly smooth so you can rely the old fashioned traction control and power delivery - your right hand stupid.

Strengths

Good mid range torque and top end nuts Good instrument cluster Extremely well weighted and easy to ride/corner Relatively thin thus easy to filter in traffic Triumph triple has distinctive snarl

Weaknesses

Not very comfortable (but you know what you're in for) Gearbox can get stuck on downshifts in slow speeds Not as high-tech as modern litre bikes or the R-version (but you don't really need it)

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