EICMA, Milan, Italy - Showgoers at the EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition this week witnessed Triumph Motorcycles' official unveiling of the all-new 2013 duo of the Daytona 675 and 675R, both featuring more power, revised styling, a loss of 3 lb. and a new frame.
The heart of the new Daytona is the new 675cc triple motor, which Triumph engineered to pump out a claimed 126bhp (an increase of 2bhp) and 55 ft.-lb. of torque, and red line at 14,400 rpm. To do this, the motor received a wider bore and shorter stroke dimensions.
Triumph's standard 675 (see image, right) also gets a new suspension that features fixed-cartridge forks from KYB and a revised rear shock. Pirelli Supercorsa hoops are standard, and the bike features a new, switchable ABS setup. There's also a slip-assist clutch.
The comprehensive LCD multi-functional instrument pack features digital speedometer, fuel gauge, trip computer, analog tachometer, lap timer, gear position indicator, programmable gear change lights and a clock. The unit is able to report tire pressures when Triumph’s accessory Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is fitted; switchable ABS (compatible models) can be easily configured via the display.
The Daytona 675R gets an Öhlins suspension — a TTX rear shock and NIX30 inverted forks, Brembo Monobloc calipers and the same switchable ABS. Other standard features include a quick-shift gear change, carbon fiber body panels.
U.S. pricing will be $11,599 for the Daytona 675 and $13,499 for the Daytona 675R.
Posted by Dennis Johnson