Triumph Daytona 675 Bike Overview
There are various models of this bike and they really do differ from year to year. The 2006 and 2009 models have big differences in terms of the new angular top fairing, monoblock calipers and the suspension. Overall, the Triumph Daytona 675 is a very good alternative to the Japanese super sport bike market and whichever version you get, you’ll be impressed.
The high seat of this bike will make you feel immediately in control of this machine – although it can feel a bit intimidating at first. The screen is typically low and the steering is quick but stable.
You’ll find the midrange horsepower makes the Triumph Daytona 675 a great ride whatever the terrain. If you’re on a track day, this bike can give you a shot of adrenaline no problem. The engine doesn’t feel like it’s working too hard and really doesn’t break a sweat.
Overall, this bike is a reliable number that can excite most riders. This brand won’t let you down, either. It has a good history of stability and reliability, even in the older models. You can get your hands on a large range of accessories too, such as a plug-in quick shifter, Arrow exhausts and a lot more.
Triumph Daytona 675 Bike Spec
- Top speed156mph
- Average fuel consumption47mpg
- Seat height820mm
- EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, DOHC, 4v
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Pulls like a train
Wish I got the arrow exhaust
Starts on the button and feels like new
Stops on a dime
Bliss to ride, narrow, precise with good excelation, engine remapped and better airflow filter giving more bhp
Very good 0 to 60 3.2 sec 0 to 100 6.6 secs
All depends on how you ride.
Not too bad just a matter of keeping it clean
Very good, confidence inspiring even through corners
Super light and super nippy. Never ridden anything that handles quite like the 675.
You would not know it's a 675, very easy to out run a thou both on acceleration and top end! As for the power band, it's just constant! From 2k revs to 16k, this bike just keeps pulling. And if you pin it... Well hold on tight!
Probably the only downside of the bike, insurance is one of the highest band and I am yet to get triple figures from a full tank. But then again, you don't buy this sort of bike for its MPG!
Beautiful build, I am yet to find a blemish or a fault from factory
Having front Brembo's really finishes the bike off. Whether you're late braking into a corner or emergency stopping cause of a cager pulling out in front of you, the Brembo's have got you covered!
I have been riding this bike with Dunlop's Sportsmax Qualifiers on recently and once everything is warmed up a bit they are the final, sticky pieces to the confidence inspiring puzzle. The bike lets you change direction quickly and smoothly. Everything feels solid at all sorts of speeds and angles and the shifting up and down is a pleasure. It should be stated that as a novice-turning-intermediate rider I'm not exactly pushing the limits of the machine, but it is reassuring to feel like there is more of everything to give as my abilities grow.
In the two years of ownership the sheer drive of this bike has never failed to put a smile on my face. Ear to ear grinning. I must confess, part of the sensation of performance is the aural accompaniment to twisting the throttle. A seemingly impossible union of mechanical chorus and rising cacophony somehow blends to a very, very pleasant soundtrack. No, it doesn't have the eye bleedingly fast top end speeds of bigger sports bikes. That doesn't matter to me. Riding this Triumph over dales, around bends and to the coast and back is plenty quick enough on our roads. I think the claimed figure on release of the 2009 bike was 126 hp at the rear wheel, giving 75 Nm torque. The Triumph Daytona was always squarely aimed at established Japanese rivals (namely the Yamaha YZF-R6, Kawasaki ZX-6R, Honda CBR600RR & Suzuki GSX-R600). The performance is certainly there to mix it up and, even though I am biased, I think that it is delivered in a more beautiful package than the other four. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't turn down any of the Japanese middleweights if I was offered one, but even an R6 nut must admit that the Daytona 675 is at the very least an original looking bike for the class.
I'd say I get 120 - 130 miles range before the fuel light comes on and even after then I have pushed it before refueling. From as empty as I dare, a tank full never pushes much north of £20 to brim back up to the 17 and a bit litre capacity. At the time of writing I've not had a full service done so cannot comment on the cost there. Aside from tyres (where you can essentially pay anything from £120 - £500 for a pair) and fluids (oil, coolant etc.) the main outlays have been a chain and sprocket replacement (circa £140), oil filters and replacing damaged parts after I dropped it on some gravel (new indicator at £20 or so, foot brake lever for about £30 and a crank case cover for over £150 from Triumph). Because the Daytona 675 models are no longer in production, I have found that parts can be both harder to find and more expensive.
My Daytona does not like the heat. I have grown so used to seeing those five little bars representing engine temperature on my LCD readout that the moment it creeps up to six, seven or, heck forbid, eight plus, it becomes a worry. To be fair, that only happens on particularly hot days where I have been unfortunate enough to be stuck in traffic, and I've always been able to get some cool air rushing through in time. I did deal with what is apparently a fairly common fault when I first got the bike. That being the solenoid valve opening up the air intake was not opening and closing as it should.
The Nissin four piston brakes up front do a good job of stopping you. There's an initial 'bite' of stopping power but otherwise a very predictable culling of speed. The amount of feedback means you can stop, turn and fire out of a bend with precision but also confidently trail brake if you need to.