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Source: Triumph press release
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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, packing as it does 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, contributing 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
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
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 mould-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.
675 Wins International Bike of the Year Award
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.”