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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
£4,390 (2006) - £5,430 (2008)
Private used prices
£3,920 (2006) - £4,880 (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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£7,395

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£6,499

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£5,294

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£4,299

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£8,499

Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4.5(20 reviews)

  • Rate My Twinkle

    Diablere

    Average rating rating is 5

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    haven't decided if this is the best bike i've ever owned or the 916

    13 August 2013

  • Best all-round sports 600

    carpel21

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    Truly excellent engine with 80% of max torque available from 3k rpm. Perfect for very fast road riding and great on tight technical tracks. Can pull a couple bike lengths from the apex but will give them back on longer straights. A real fighters bike on track with super quick steering and narrow, tall chassis so brake deep, turn hard and cut up the inside on the exit to really take advantage of the motor. Needs aftermarket steering damper for real hard riders or frequent trackdays as it can get a bit flighty. Forks and brakes are excellent, rear shock is a bit stiff for most. Reliability was great for me. 20k miles and not a single problem but many have the exbv valve constantly seize though it's an easy home fix. Solve completely with a full exhaust system. Reg/Rec can fail on 06-08 models too. Servicing is a little more expensive than Japanese competitors but no-where near that of Ducati. Finish is good with average paint but Triumph use crap fixings like screws and header studs which go rusty Suzuki fast. I love the simplicity of the bodywork as you can remove the fairings and tailpiece with less than 20 bolts. I think the later R6's take 14 just for the tailpiece! Overall the D675 is the best sports 600 for the road. The inline 4 just can't compete with the torque and mid-range of the triple motor and the fast steering flickable chassis make it great fun on technical tracks, but it lacks the top-end for faster open circuits imo. I may well buy the 2013 model if it reaches 120rwhp!

    24 September 2011

  • Pure Awesome

    gravelrashjr

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    I may be new to the big bike world and I only got an hour on this thing but f**king hell is it good. The engine (especially when combined with the Arrow exhaust) sounds like thunder and feels just as fast. the front seemed a bit twitchy coming out of corners but that may just be where i couldnt adjust the suspension (it was my mates bike). I loved this bike and in the laps i got through i fell in love with it, the throttle is damn well near perfect and the power is so well balanced that i could fly through corners. Overall = The perfect 600 supersports

    05 April 2011

  • Love this bike!

    Kwai675

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    I got a 2009 675 for my first bike (2008 shape, gold calipers, updated decals) and I absolutely love it. Has so much more character than those common looking Jap 600s. Was originally gonna get a gixxer 600 or a cbr600rr, but so happy Ive got a Daytona now. Always get a reaction when I tell other bikers what I've got. The engine and exhaust note is unlike anything you're ever gonna hear. When I told people I'm starting on a middleweight sports bike I got the usual comments ("you're gonna kill yourself, blah, blah"), but because the engine has plenty of torque, you don't have to thrash it hard (like the jap bikes). Can be ridden comfortably fast and feels much slimmer between your legs than a 4 cylinder bike. Absolutely love it to bits!

    17 March 2010

  • kwak to a trium

    stevekwak

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    have just swapped over from my kawasaki zx6r G series 1998, to a daytona 675 2007 and absolutely love it, the breaks are superb and the sound and pick up are top notch! im not a tall bloke, im 5.7 but can still stand with the balls of my feet on the ground and if need be i can just shift the bike over abit and stand with the one foot flat. wouldn't change the set up as its brilliant on the turnings, its handling is great for throwing her about without feeling like the bike wants to pull out on you. LOVE IT!!!

    10 March 2010

  • Best bike I have owned

    DaphneDaytona

    Average rating rating is 5

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    Triumph have distilled the essence of motorcycling in this machine and the nucleus is the peachy triple engine. If you are thinking about it, buy one now before they change it. I have owned 30+ bike of all varities over the past 25yrs. If I had to design my own engine, this 675 would be it. Downsides? Well its a sports 600, so don't expect too much in the way of comfort but it is better on the move than when sat stationary. I've ridden less comfy bikes that have been designed for touring. Brakes are solid if not astounding. Handling is top drawer, it goes where you think before you blink. Suspension is good at soaking up the bumps but does get a bit out of shape if you push too hard on uneven B roads. Finnish is about as good as most modern throw away machinary. Looks a worth a drool if not quite Ducati slavvering territory. Have had my Daytona 2 years and have yet to test ride anything more fun inc New Blade, Ducati 1098 and R1. I can get the most fun out of this bike without needing to hit the hyperspace button. Any bike that brings a grin at road legal speeds as well as being plenty fast when needed gets a space in my garage.

    13 July 2009

  • Living with the 675

    675ryda

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    I love it!! do I have to say more...so much better than the soul-less 600's, cant be doing with all that thrassing to get anywhere you need a bit of torque in your life... Light, agile, great brakes and that great sound(Micron Race Pipe fitted shhh!!) - what else do you need the best trade off if you dont want a 1000 by a mile..Oh and it loves the Isle Of Man, we do it three times a year. Love IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    22 December 2008

  • perfection

    ahley bottomley

    BRADFORD , UK

    Average rating rating is 5

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    my bike is great its done 13000 mile not and missed a beat,it stays out side because of my lack of garage and there is not a single sign of ware unlike the yami i had for 5 month that rusted like hell,if your thinking about geting one do it you wont regret it .

    27 August 2008

  • lovely

    Ashley Shenton

    walsall , UK

    Average rating rating is 4

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    i took one out at the bike show this year, having never rode a triple i was intruiged, what a lovely motor, infact its addictive. the bike seems very small compared to my 99 zx6r and not quite as quick, but in the 30 mins of riding i fell in love and what more its british. I want one next.

    27 December 2007

  • top bike

    freddie675

    UK

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    wow!-from the start i was hooked-some say its not comfy and there are doubts about the reliability but i find the riding position better than my old CBR 600 and its been faultless up to now. so far its love. the dealer back up has been great, it puts a smile on my face when i open the garage and its a pleasure to ride thanks to its brilliant engine and agile chassis. 100% satisfied with it

    27 November 2007

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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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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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