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MCN overall verdict rating is 5

The Triumph Daytona 675 has put Hinckley firm back on the shortlist of many UK sports motorcycle riders, who previously rated the 600 and 650 Daytona models as being OK, but no real alternative to a Japanese four cylinder 600cc sportbikes. Silky, compact handling, allied to kick-ass engine power and a howling exhaust note, make the Triumph Daytona 675 a real winner on the road, or track.

 

Watch Triumph's Daytona 675 take on Honda's CBR600RR, Yamaha's R6, Suzuki's new GSX-R600 K8 and Kawasaki's ZX-6R.

 

Engine

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 5

The Triumph Daytona 675's three cylinder engine is a masterpiece of compact simplicity and features a stacked gearbox, close ratio gearbox and high compression ratio of 12.6:1 – all of which adds up to giving the Triumph Daytona 675 a claimed 123bhp of throaty fun. The most impressive thing about the motorcycle is its broad spread of power and excellent fuelling system – a previous failing on some Hinckley sportbikes.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

The Triumph Daytona 675's narrow chassis, featuring frame spars set atop of the motor, rather than along the sides of the cylinders, gives you the impression you could be riding a grey import 400cc class motorcycle. USD forks and a firm monoshock keep you focused on the delightful business of going fast aboard the 675, which is very easy to do. In a word, it is accomplished.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

There’s a factory race exhaust and matching engine re-map kit available for the Triumph Daytona 675 and details like the classy instrument cluster make the motorcycle feel a cut above some other 600 sportsbikes. There is a pillion perch fitted, albeit a bit precarious, but one feature the Triumph Daytona 675 lacks is the fashionable slipper clutch.

Triumph Daytona 675 (2006-2008)

Detail Value
New price £7,199
Dealer used prices
£4,330 (2006) - £5,370 (2008)
Private used prices
£3,870 (2006) - £4,830 (2008)
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Engine size 675 cc
Power 123 bhp
Top speed 160 mph
Insurance group 16 of 17
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 5 rating is 4.5
Engine rating is 5 rating is 5
Ride & Handling rating is 5 rating is 4.5
Equipment rating is 4 rating is 4
Quality & Reliability rating is 4 rating is 4.5
Value rating is 5 rating is 4.5

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

The build quality looks excellent on the Triumph Daytona 675 and the gold and grey paint schemes seem to have gone down well with UK bikers, seeking an alternative to more garish colours. It will take a few years of sales to gauge if the Triumph Daytona 675 has a truly tough engineering DNA under its sleek fairing panels.

Value

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

Demand exceeds supply in the UK so there’s little chance of discounts on the Triumph Daytona 675’s RRP, but the upside to that equation is that re-sale values are likely to remain stronger than on rival 600 sportbikes. Given the equipment on the Triumph Daytona 675, and the way it performs on road and track, you have to say this motorcycle offers top class value. Find a Triumph Daytona 675 for sale

Insurance

Insurance group: 16 of 17

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Model History

2006: Triumph Daytona 675 launched.

Other Versions

2007: Triumph Street Triple launched (a naked, roadster version of the Triumph Daytona 675).

Specifications

Top speed 160 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 11 secs
Max power 123 bhp
Max torque 53 ft-lb
Weight 165 kg
Seat height 825 mm
Fuel capacity 17.4 litres
Average fuel consumption 40 mpg
Tank range 125 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 16 of 17
Engine size 675 cc
Engine specification 12v in line triple, 6 gears
Frame Aluminium twin spar
Front suspension adjustment Preload, rebound, compression
Rear suspension adjustment Preload, rebound, compression
Front brakes Twin 308mm disc
Rear brake Single 220mm disc
Front tyre size 120/70 x 17
Rear tyre size 180/55 x 17

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Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4.5(20 reviews)

  • what a bike!

    crashball75

    Average rating rating is 5

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    when it came to the ideal bike there was always 2 options 1) almost souless engineering perfection in the Japanese options ...but soulless nonetheless 2) pure emotion and styling as seen in the Ducati's and benellis of this world untill they clunk to a halt or require a mortgage to service! well here is the perfect mix ..... all the performance and reliability of the japs with the emotion of Europe ...all done in a very british way ...second only in looks to the ducati desmo and the only minor thing i can say is not the kost comfortable of seats ... but if you want a comfortable seat ...buy an mpv!!!!

    12 November 2007

  • Get one

    frogandy

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    It is very good! And until I crashed mine (car pulled our in front of me) it was a great source of happiness. Ride - nimble, quick turning, and firm - lean it in, keep the speed up and it just stick to the road. Equipment - everything you need (computer is v.good) Carbon bits are extra though Quality - it up there Reliability - time will tell but all good so far. Value - It’s competitively priced, but you seem to be able to get great pre-reg deals on Jap 600's that I haven't seen on this (yet). Saying that, I did get a lot thrown in by bargaining and going for a gold one (which I had sprayed blue - all in the price) and if your talking pounds for smiles then its a complete barign. Engine - Amazing, lots of power.... everywhere.

    06 October 2007

  • great but flawed

    keirond

    Average rating rating is 4

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    This is a great bike and the fact that triumph have managed to produce a seriously compettive bike in this class is amazing...I would never have bought a triumph until i saw this....the engine is awesome and the handling great...it is however the most uncomfortable sports bike ive ever ridden. I never even considered comfort levels when purchasing previous bikes (GSXR, R6, RSV etc) as I never though it really mattered on a sports bike, but this thing is brutally uncomfortable...the suspension isnt the the best setup as standard but can be sorted...still rather own this then another souless Jap 600 though :-)

    06 September 2007

  • Pocket Rocket 675

    drewzzr

    Average rating rating is 5

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    Handles, steers, brakes, turns in, accelerates as well as any bike should on road or track. Well finished, smooth, flexible engine that sounds good with glitch free fuelling. The street Triple may address long distance comfort issues rather better, but I use mine for work rest and play and it flatters me in looks and ability. A seriously good motorcyce that I'm proud to own and Triumph should be proud of making. I look forward to seeing more of them in British supersports events very soon!

    28 August 2007

  • Average rating rating is 5

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    This has to be the best of British.This is my third triumph and they just get better all the time.

    20 August 2007

  • Best bike ever had overall....proud to fly the flag!!!

    paulq4

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    Having had a TL1000s for 7 years, then went onto Ducati 749 last july as had lusted after 1 since 916 launch I tried the demo 675 as the sevice was due for my Ducati. This ride turned out to be the best decision I've made. Initially with waiting for a Ducati so long I thought the 675 would not sway me. Entering the first corner I thought there was something wrong with the bike as it just dropped into the corner sooooooo easily, it turns so quickly. The 749 was really stable aka on rails on corners but changes of direction and initially getting it over into the corners was a lot slower. The exhaust note of the triple was really wicked as demo bike had Triumph's own end can sounds mint & much cheaper than arrow full system. The torque is noticeable from 3000rpm upwards and as the revs rise so does the howl from the can. Braking, steering and overall performance is very pleasing. also had a lot more nice comments about bike from bikers and non bikers alike. Even wife likes pillion perch. Strengths: Performance handling sound looks and style smooth fuel injection tank range comfort.  Weaknesses: Gearbox bit notchy.

    29 August 2006

  • Fantastic little beauty !

    bmims

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    My last bike was a 955i and I tired of waiting for the updated version, so thought I'd trade down..(!) As it turns out, the 675 feels faster (and I'm still running it in), easier to ride and builds confidence - Go into a corner fast and it always feels like you could have gone in faster. Not as comfortable as the "touring" 955i but the extra grin factor makes up for it. No problems so far but it's early days. Strengths:
    Handling, looks, engine, sound and flying the flag. Weaknesses: Ride was to hard for me on standard settings (11st), soft setting has improved things, for British roads at least. Allen key only under the seat(!). Seat height not good for the vertically challenged.. which I'm not, thankfully.

    20 May 2006

  • Yowee Cavey

    nickveiga

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    I've had this slender beauty for a month now and now have the benefit of being able to compare it to R6's and CBR RR6's that I have owned. I've concluded that there is no comparison in that the Triumph just mashes the competition when hurling itself out of bends. Thank God for mid range. The light clutch and super smooth fueling also mean flying starts from the lights are a piece of cake. Overall it's a great bike for everyday use. Buy one. Strengths: Lightning fast steering, truly great brakes and lots of mid range torque. It's British! Weaknesses: The speedo readout is in the wrong place and accessing the side stand is slightly annoying (I'm being picky as you can see).

    29 March 2006

  • The Trumpet Strikes Back!

    jmrharwood

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    I picked up the 675 three weeks ago - and wow, what a bike! It is the complete package. Looks, sound, performance, handling and grip. I had heard one or two critisms, so would like to address those.... The gearbox is occasionally sticky when block changing gear (at rest). However, I have already done three journeys over two hundred miles and have been perfectly comfortable. My last bike was the 955i, and this is more comfortable. I am over six foot, and find the bikes height and sitting position suit me well. It also has fantastic lights (the 955i had very poor yellowy lights). The acceleration is fantastic, but with the torquey grunt from the triple pots, I can stick the bike into 6th gear at 30 miles an hour and not need to have to change gear. She adores corners. It wasn't long before the wear on the tyre extended right down to the edge, and she exudes confidence. The 675 is a fantastic bike - sexy, glorious in red, and confident in her capabilities. My third Triumph! Strengths: Looks, handling, noise, comfort. Weaknesses: Gearbox, condensation in headlights.

    22 March 2006

  • Believe the hype

    damon james

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    Gone from cbr-rr gsx-r to this bike no comparision fantastic looks,engine is a dream it handles like its stuck to the road the noise is out of this world. Strengths: Looks, feel, exhaust note ride and the parts are of a high quality. Weaknesses: Gear box a little stiff compared to the Suzuki but better than the Honda?

    11 September 2001

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relentlessracing

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yup

ive had my 07 daytona for a wile and love it best thing in the world out on the track only problem i had was with eletrical system my regulator blew and a few other things easy fix just a headache becouse i was 2.5 hours away at a bike night when she broke down haha:biggrin:

31 October 2013 16:33

kisersozaye

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what a sexy truimph!

happyness is there but im nervous such a beautiful bike needs care and attention,my zx9r did not make me feel this way i just thrashed her,were as my 2008 truimph daytona 675 se in black with limited edition gold wheels and trim with only 2450 miles on the clock,perfect in every way so i ride her like a granny round town a fly with pride on the main roads,im just gona keep her wrapped in cotton until the summer then i will take her to the isle of man where my nervs should be settled to rip the road to glory,but right now i have little flash backs off crashing my zx9r,this baby the best off british i want in one piece just to carry on this feeling off a life time,most definitly more than the dream bike i expected,beautiful,reliable,cool,safe and very fast,sexy beast!!!!!!!

17 December 2009 20:20

nelly27

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Daytona 675 2008

I had a 07 R6 before the Tona - It sure had a lot more top end and was slightly sharper feel but Tona has plenty of grunt and lots more style and design - if I had to take one to track it be the R6 but for general road use and a bit of a rip the Tona has it all and it will turn plenty of heads - I have the 2008 black model and its a slick machine.

20 May 2009 19:02

v1nn1e

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v1nn1esays

Comfort?

Just what is the 675 like to live with? Can you do more than 50 miles before your wrists/thumbs lock-up in agony?

06 February 2009 12:54

andysducati

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re preakdown of daytonas

ive had my 08, 675 for seven mounths and have had no probs with her not even a murmer and have done just under 6000 miles in that time ,all in all a real good bike

31 August 2008 16:30

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