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 underseat silencer.
Designed around the Daytona 675’s engine the spars of the fabricated, open-back, aluminium cast frame wrap over the top of the motor, accentuating further the benefits of the narrow three-cylinder design. The USD 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.