The best supersport bike in the world or a simply in a class of its own? Designed for the racetrack, to compete with the best in the supersport class, Triumph's Daytona 675 is the bike to beat on both road and track.
With its brilliant, narrow three-cylinder engine the Daytona 675 is a unique proposition in an otherwise conformist sea of across the frame fours. The latest specification 675cc engine pumps out 126PS at 12,600rpm and revs to a 13,950rpm redline, while the triple cylinder configuration delivers amazing acceleration from low revs in any gear. And all with class leading handling and an accompanying soundtrack that delivers an unmistakable howl from the under- seat exhaust.
Critics readily acclaim the Daytona as the benchmark for modern sportsbikes. Winner of the 2009 Supertest 'King of Supersports' award for four years running, as well as MCN's Sportsbike of the Year, the Daytona 675 delivers a killer blow with its combination of outstanding handling and a storming three-cylinder engine, which even moved Japanese magazine Motorcyclist to award the Triumph its first ever perfect score in its monthly 'Ride with Edge' feature.
As expected, the Daytona 675 comes equipped with top-of-the-line suspension and brakes. The fully-adjustable 41mm upside down forks and rear monoshock unit both benefit from highly sophisticated high and low speed damping control, allowing riders to set their Daytona up with maximum accuracy. Radial-mount Nissin monobloc front brakes give outstanding levels of stopping power and rider feedback, while lightweight wheels save unsprung weight and help the bike change direction easily. The latest Pirelli SuperCorsa SP tyres are derived from the world supersport championship give both superb levels of grip and outstanding feedback.
But it is the outstanding attention to detail that makes the Daytona 675 really stand out. Touches like the magnesium cam cover, which contributes to an overall dry weight of just 162kg, and sophisticated engine management systems come straight from the race track to benefit sporting road riders and track day enthusiasts.
Triumph's Daytona 675 is also homologated for participating in FIM supersport events and to help teams prepare their machines for competition, Triumph's Genuine Accessories division has developed a range of race kit parts, including modified camshafts, race ECU and wiring looms. Road riders are also well catered for with a comprehensive range of styling and performance parts that include the exquisite slip on exhaust developed in collaboration with the Italian craftsmen at Arrow Special Parts, the popular range of carbon fibre components and Triumph's innovative 'plug-and-play' quickshifter, which can be fitted in minutes.
The Daytona's classically sleek looks are enhanced by simple, single tone colours schemes of Phantom Black and Tornado Red, both with black wheels, and new- for-2010 decals. A striking Caspian Blue option with gold wheels is also available for the first time on a Daytona 675. The 2010 Daytona also features updated instrumentation, which is both easier to use and aesthetically more pleasing.
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