TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675 (2009-on) Review

Published: 12 January 2009

"Combined with the great handling chassis the Triumph Daytona 675 is a very viable alternative to the Japanese"

Triumph Daytona 675 - big lean

"Combined with the great handling chassis the Triumph Daytona 675 is a very viable alternative to the Japanese"

Overall Rating 4 out of 5

You would be hard pushed to tell the difference from the successful but outgoing Triumph Daytona 675 model and the latest 2009 model. But stand closer and the differences jump out at you i.e. the new angular top fairing, Nissin monoblock calipers, revised suspension and so on. The engine and performance changes you can’t see, but combined with the great handling chassis the Triumph Daytona 675 is a very viable alternative to the Japanese supersport mass. Check out this video report from the Triumph Daytona 675 launch.

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5

Pure supersport seating stance of high seat and clip-ons but isn’t uncomfortable, more intimidating at first and the screen is typically low for hard speed riding. The ride is exemplary thanks to new suspension that features high and low speed compression damping front and rear, which makes the gap between road and track use easier to cross. Although quick steering the Triumph Daytona 675 is a stable beast but comes with a steering damper to keep back road scratchers out of trouble. Ground clearance is not an issue on the Daytona 675, which is good because it can carry big corner speed with ease.

Engine 4 out of 5

Race team feedback has led to many internal changes to net an extra 3bhp, 1ftlb of torque and an extra 400rpm (now 13,900rpm rev range) to play with. Forget about peak power, though. It’s the legendary flat but fat torque curve coupled with a midrange horsepower increase that makes the Triumph Daytona 675 a breeze to ride day-in, day out without working up a sweat. If you want to rip it up then the Triumph 675 will easily pump your adrenaline – especially on a trackday – simply by working the throttle harder. Gearbox mods have banished the sticky-shift feel.

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5

Chassis components are no different to Japanese counterparts. This leaves the powertrain open to discussion, of which there are few web-based grumbles about the previous model. But like every other manufacturer Triumph is quick to remedy any complaints so this latest Daytona 675 should figure a thoroughly sorted mill.

Insurance, running costs & value 4 out of 5

Price aside, Triumph’s Daytona 675 is perfectly poised to run with the Japanese pack, if not up front because of the way the engine doesn’t need to be worked so hard on the road. Back to the price: at its present £7589 list price, it is extremely competitive e.g. £200 cheaper than the R6. Find a Triumph Daytona 675 for sale

Insurance group: 16 of 17 – compare motorcycle insurance quotes now.

Equipment 3 out of 5

Although modern running gear features throughout, the Triumph Daytona 675 doesn’t wear anything majorly different to the rest of the supersport class. No, you will have to scan the list of official accessories to make the Triumph Daytona 675 stand out – and with the plug-in quick shifter, computer adjustable ECU, Arrow exhausts and rearsets you will stand out. And there’s more… Compare and buy products for the Triumph Daytona 675 in the MCN Shop.

Owners' Reviews

12 owners have reviewed their TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675 (2009-on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675 (2009-on)
Summary of Owners' Reviews
Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 4.8 out of 5
Engine 4.7 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 4.3 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 4.3 out of 5
Equipment 4.2 out of 5
4 out of 5

Brilliant ride shame about reliability

20 May 2016 by Bruiser666

Best bike I've ever ridden and despite serious reliability problems still considering part ex for more recent model. Read more

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
-
Engine
5 out of 5
-
Build Quality & Reliability
3 out of 5
Problems and failures: 2x reg/rectifier failures (1 under warranty) 1 gear selector (under warranty) 2 sets of cracked header pipes (both under warranty) rear brake master cylinder Exup valve Indicator stems went brittle and snapped
Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
-
Equipment
5 out of 5
-
4 out of 5

16 April 2016 by Sac73

Would be 5 stars if it was the R version. Read more

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
-
Engine
5 out of 5
The torque curve is smooth all over the register. Especially with the standard exhaust. Aftermarket Arrow slip on with dB killer and mapping causes a dip in the torque curve around 7000 rpm.
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
With the exception of the exhaust valve which needs adjusting sometimes.
Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
The Daytona 675 don't break down in the first place and can take lots of trashing at the track. Good fuel consumption. Expensive to insure compared to superbikes.
Equipment
5 out of 5
Nimble handling in combination with engine characteristics. Arrow aftermarket rearsets are high quality. Pirelli Diablo SP tires works very far on the trackdays and are good for all except rainy conditions on the track.
5 out of 5

The best supersport currently on the market!

30 March 2016 by NoPasaran

IMHO, this is currently the best supersport one can buy. It's light, it's very agile, it loves the corners, very stable on straights, the engine is strong and sounds interesting, the KYB suspension is tight and works super, the brakes are powerful.... Read more Sitting position is quite committed but the reach to the pegs is good and the bike is so narrow (which also gives you confidence to lean more). Fantastic in every way! More bike than this is simply not necessary, especially if you primarily like to go around tight hairpins.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
Chassis is fantastic. The KYB suspension works great, the spring rates are proper for my weight (200lb+ with gear), the springs feel tight but the bike is not jumping on uneven surface instead it processes the road very well. I haven't tried the R version with Ohlins components, but I am very happy with KYB components. The breaks are top notch as well, at least for street and mountain riding. The whole setup just inspires so much confidence, I am the quickest around corners on the Daytona, even though I have other 600cc and 1000cc sportbikes. Daytona just loves to lean and it makes riding very easy and enjoyable.
Engine
5 out of 5
I love the triple engine! It has good bottom, midrange and top power. It does whistle in a funny way, but I actually like that sound, it is special. The throttle is so smooth, there is no jerking on/off throttle, this bike is easy to ride even in city traffic (of course, it's a waste of an unbelievable corner carver that D675 is, to use it up in the city, plus the sitting position is pretty committed so can get tiring in slow traffic).
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
I've put 8000km on mine so far, mostly on mountain hairpins, and it runs flawlessly. Quality-wise - the fairing creaks a bit but everything sits tight.
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
I've just done oil change and tyre change so far. Nothing had malfunctioned since I bought the bike new. I think the standard D675 bike is worth the money. I did order quickshifter for it, though.
Equipment
5 out of 5
Slipper clutch. Gear indicator. ABS. It's well equipped. Does not have the traction control, but it is a 675 machine, it does not need TC the way a 1000cc machine needs it.
Buying experience

I really love this machine. For me, it's definitely worth the money.

5 out of 5

Best Bike You Will Ever Own

28 November 2015 by StikiTuppa

Overall this bike has everything. Initial looks are stunning and the first experience riding it will give you a grin from ear to ear. The ride is comfortable for a super sports and the sound is amazing. Read more

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
Ride quality for this type of bike is brilliant although I have had triumph fit a gel seat. The Brembo brakes stop you........effectively
Engine
5 out of 5
Engine is smooth, sounds great and delivers the power evenly and effortlessly
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
Build quality is excellent and to date I have encountered no problems at all.
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
Whilst I do fill this bike up endlessly that is only because I just can't stop riding it. Its a joy to ride and the only bind is having to fill it up or put it away for bed.
Equipment
5 out of 5
The Quick-shifter is a toy I would tick every time! Great toy to have on board and the fuel gauge is a must have option. So many bikes don't have them which I just can't understand
Buying experience

I bought my bike from Jordan's in Leeds. Buying experience was helpful and informative. Full bike service back up and plenty of friendly advice was given at the time of the purchase.

5 out of 5

Amazing

09 March 2013 by Anonymous

I purchased my 675 new in 2009 and it has had 2 recalls, gear selector and rectifier/regulator all done under warranty, i found the suspension a little hard for the road so had it reworked and set up by MCT suspension, probably the best money i have... Read more ever spent "amazing". The tyres were changed from the Pirelli Supercorsa to Bridgestone S20 and now feels even better for road use, thrown soft panniers over the back, tent and all. Best bike ive ever owned in 32 years riding.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
-
Engine
5 out of 5
-
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
-
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
-
Equipment
4 out of 5
-
5 out of 5

12000 miles in.

17 August 2012 by magoo675

Little update on my 675, still use it every day for work, havent had 1 problem from 6k to 12k in 12 months. The only little thing i can comment on is dont trust the coolant MIN MAX, it always shows MIN, you must check the level at the top of the... Read more radiator. Apart from that, its still going great......

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
-
Engine
5 out of 5
-
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
-
Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
-
Equipment
4 out of 5
-
5 out of 5

Dayton 675

29 September 2011 by magoo675

Iv had a few bike over the years, naked, sports 1000's and so on, i love this bike so much. Its like a little 400 but with 130bhp with the Arrow can. I use it every day for work, sun, rain, cold days.... Iv had the bike 13 months and its only let me... Read more down once last month with a Rectifier/Regulator failure. The bike over heated as the fan didnt kick in when in traffic, the bike over heated and spat all the coolant out on the road. I got it to Bill Smith in chester and it was fixed and back to me within 2 days. Great service......iv done 7000 miles on the bike from new and its been a dream to own, and i love my ride into work every day on it. As most 600cc are much the same in price, power and performance it was the look of the 675 that made the final choice for me, it just looks so much better than all the rest in its group.....and the noise of the Arrow can.......wow...... get one.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
-
Engine
5 out of 5
-
Build Quality & Reliability
4 out of 5
-
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
-
Equipment
5 out of 5
-
2 out of 5

Worst bike ive ever owned

05 August 2011 by Jconway651

Gear selector = warranty claim Rectifier/Regulator failure = warranty claim Cracked exhaust manifold = warranty claim Blown engine due to snapped conrod = warranty claim (taken months) Coupled with poor customer service, no loan bike and poor... Read more dealer support has me fuming mad. All this from a 7 month old bike with 5,550 miles on. Never had such poor customer service. Was brilliant when worked however, but if you need dependable machine and a dealership that cares go elsewhere.

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
-
Engine
1 out of 5
-
Build Quality & Reliability
1 out of 5
-
Value & Running Costs
2 out of 5
-
Equipment
3 out of 5
-
5 out of 5

675 best 600 on the road

27 September 2010 by fuzzyphill

nice1 triumph.the 675se wot a bike and its british. look out japs, were back. and would luv to see a 1000cc in that frame. Read more

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
-
Engine
5 out of 5
-
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
-
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
-
Equipment
4 out of 5
-
5 out of 5

TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675

30 March 2010 by chelseabiker

I would like to sum up the Daytona 675 in just two words - "BLOODY BRILLIANT" Read more

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
-
Engine
5 out of 5
-
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
-
Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
-
Equipment
3 out of 5
-
Read all 12 owners' reviews in full

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2009
Year discontinued -
New price £8,399
Used price £4,400 to £11,000
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group 16 of 17
Annual road tax £82
Annual service cost £250
Performance
Max power 126 bhp
Max torque 54 ft-lb
Top speed 156 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 11.38 secs
Average fuel consumption 39 mpg
Tank range 179 miles
Specification
Engine size 675cc
Engine type Liquid-cooled, 12v, inline-triple, four-stroke. Six gears
Frame type Aluminium twin spar
Fuel capacity 17.4 litres
Seat height 820mm
Bike weight 162kg
Front suspension Rebound and high/low compression damping, spring preload
Rear suspension Rebound and high/low compression damping, spring preload
Front brake 2 x 308 discs with 4-piston monoblock calipers
Rear brake 220mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front tyre size 120/70 x 17
Rear tyre size 180/55 x 17

History & Versions

Model history

2003-2004: Daytona 600 – 599cc 4-cylinder, 110bhp
2005-2006: Daytona 650 – 646cc, 4-cylinder, 112bhp
2006-2008: Daytona 675 – 675cc, 3-cylinder, 123bhp

Other versions

none

Photo Gallery

  • Triumph Daytona 675 - big lean
  • Triumph Daytona 675 - action shot
  • Triumph Daytona 675 - on track
  • Triumph Daytona 675 - still shot
  • Triumph Daytona 675 - knee down
  • Triumph Daytona 675 - action
  • Triumph Daytona 675 - action shot
  • Triumph Daytona 675
  • Triumph Daytona 675 - big lean
  • Triumph Daytona 675 - action shot
  • Triumph Daytona 675 - on track
  • Triumph Daytona 675 - still shot
  • Triumph Daytona 675 - knee down
  • Triumph Daytona 675 - action
  • Triumph Daytona 675 - action shot
  • Triumph Daytona 675
All related reviews