Triumph Announces the Daytona 675
The new Triumph Daytona 675 is one of the most eagerly awaited bikes of 2006.
The triple-cylinder Daytona 675 Triple in one single stroke redefines just how a middleweight sports bike should perform.
It packs a large amount of power and torque into a small, nimble package.
The first three-cylinder middleweight, the Daytona 675 stands apart immediately with its inimitable, spine-tingling sound and feel.
Integral to this is the triple’s inherent advantage of masses of bottom-end torque, linked to a heavy mid-range punch that’s topped with a searing burst of peak power.
The strong, torquey three-cylinder, 12-valve unit is extremely compact and narrow.
This contributes to the overall slimness of the bike, and features a stacked, close ratio, six-speed gearbox, Keihin closed-loop fuel-injection system and a free-flowing exhaust with an under-seat silencer.
Designed around the Daytona 675’s engine the spars of the fabricated, open-back, aluminum cast frame wrap over the top of the motor, accentuating further the benefits of the narrow three-cylinder design.
The upside-down front forks and piggy-back rear are fully adjustable for spring preload and rebound and compression damping.
The front brakes use a radial master cylinder as well as twin radial four-piston calipers, while the new wheels are a lightweight five-spoke design.
With the Daytona 675 Triumph aimed to create an exciting bike that owners will never tire of owning and, above all else, riding. It sits within a class of one, delivering an incredible performance with its exciting, powerful engine and intuitive, razor-sharp chassis. It also looks and sounds like nothing else. All quite deliberate and driven by a single, solitary word that underpinned the whole concept; ‘incomparable’.
Not many motorcycles are genuinely mold-breaking but the Daytona 675 Triple is definitely one of them.
Following the presentation to American dealers the Daytona 675, Rocket III Classic and Scrambler made their public debut in Los Angeles at a special unveiling at the W Hotel the evening of September 21st.
DECEMBER 20, 2006 - It’s official: The Triumph Daytona 675 is the International Bike of the Year with praise from the professionals heaped on its incredible performance, unique character, stunning looks and superb handling.
Topping the prestigious 2006 International Bike of the Year (IBOTY) poll with a comfortable majority of the votes, the Triumph Daytona 675 has well and truly confirmed its status as the premier high performance motorcycle on the market.
This stylish machine crushed its closest competition, amassing more than twice the number of votes as any of its rivals and was awarded maximum votes by an astounding 6 of the 15 leading motorcycle magazines that participated.
This prestigious honor rounds off a superb year for Triumph’s newcomer, which has scooped a wealth of accolades from the world’s media. It was also victorious in the Supersport class at the world’s biggest sportsbike shootout, Masterbike, and has been named as bike of the year by various publications across the globe, from the USA to Australia.
Triumph’s Commercial Director, Tue Mantoni, commented: “Winning the International Bike of the Year Award with the Daytona 675 is a superb achievement for Triumph and we continue to be extremely proud of the bike that we have created. The Daytona 675 has now won nearly every motorcycle comparison test going, and we are confident that it will continue to achieve great things, as will the rest of our range for 2007.”