TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675 R (2013-on) Review

Published: 03 January 2013

"Faster, better handling and easier to ride, the 2013 Daytona 675R takes Triumph's supersport weapon to another level"

TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675 R (2013-on)

"Faster, better handling and easier to ride, the 2013 Daytona 675R takes Triumph's supersport weapon to another level"

  • At a glance
  • 675cc  -  126 bhp
  • 37 mpg  -  145 miles range
  • Medium seat height (820mm)
  • £10,599

Overall Rating 5 out of 5

Faster, better handling, easier to ride and with an even angrier engine note, the 2013 Daytona 675R takes Triumph’s supersport weapon to another level. Launched alongside the standard Daytona 675, it’s the first major update since the 675’s release in 2006. Every inch of the machine is different. A new short-stroke engine revs harder and moving the exhaust can from under the seat has improved agility and handling. It’s an epic machine. The standard Daytona 675 costs £1700 less and comes with a more road-orientated chassis. It has Kayaba suspension, Nissin monobloc brake calipers, milder steering geometry, 10mm lower seat and the quickshifter and ABS is an option. 

Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5

By moving the exhaust Triumph has managed to make the Daytona 675R shorter, squatter and faster steering. Very few bikes handle as well as this out of the crate and even fewer are as easy to ride fast. Here’s a machine that makes its rider look very, very good. This R model’s Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes move the bike’s limit way above the average rider. Road holding is excellent, the ride quality plush and the bite from the brakes incredible. The ABS has a ‘circuit’ setting, which disables the rear ABS and lets you slide into corners.

Engine 5 out of 5

A new 126bhp three-cylinder 675cc short-stroke engine only makes 2bhp more than before, but it revs harder and is ripe for tuning – Triumph has built this bike to go racing first and foremost. It has a new cylinder block, pistons, gudgeon pins, crankcase oil baffles, titanium inlet valves and gearbox. There are new twin-injector throttle bodies, ECU and a bigger central air intake running through the headstock. A new slipper clutch has a two-way ramp for extra slip and grip on and off the throttle and lighter clutch springs. The exhaust is repositioned up and under the engine to aid weight distribution. The motor is less breathless than before in the midrange and high revs, but still has buckets of torque. It flies off corners and crucifies straights. This motor was already one of the best in the business and now it’s even better.

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5

There’s a noticeable jump in quality over the previous Daytona 675R, but some of the more hidden areas are built down to a price. The Daytona hasn’t been without its reliability problems along the way in a few instances, but on the whole it’s a very dependable machine.

Value & Running Costs 5 out of 5

For the amount of performance you get, the Daytona 675R is excellent value for money and the cheaper, standard version even better. It’s easier to ride fast than a litre bike and better spec’d than a Suzuki GSX-R750 and Ducati 848, so it’s arguably one of the quickest A to B motorcycles you can buy.

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Equipment 5 out of 5

Aside from the ABS and quickshifter, there aren’t any electronic rider aids, like traction control or variable power maps, but the Triumph is that easy to ride, it doesn’t need them. There’s a multi-function LCD dash, adjustable swingarm pivot as well as the Ohlins and Brembos. The 675R comes with carbon fibre goodies. There’s also a wide range of official accessories including a race kit, for the first time.

Owners' Reviews

1 owner has reviewed their TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675 R (2013-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.

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Summary of Owners' Reviews
Overall Rating 5 out of 5
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 5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Amazing !!!

22 March 2013 by Ralphy79

Got my Daytona 675R 3 weeks ago, already done around 1000Km. The bike looks great, the details the quality of plastics, and the carbon fiber is amazing. The bike handling is fantastic and its so easy to ride and so much fun. The seat is a bit... Read more hard and becomes annoying on long rides, Already ordered the comfy seat:) All in all, its an amazing bike and a feast for the eyes :)

Overall Rating 5 out of 5
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 5 out of 5
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Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2013
Year discontinued -
New price £10,599
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group 15 of 17
Annual road tax £80
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 126 bhp
Max torque 55 ft-lb
Top speed 165 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 37 mpg
Tank range 145 miles
Specification
Engine size 675cc
Engine type 12v, inline three-cylinder
Frame type Cast aluminium twin spar frame and double-sided swingarm
Fuel capacity 17.4 litres
Seat height 820mm
Bike weight 184kg
Front suspension Fully adjustable 43mm Ohlins forks
Rear suspension Fully-adjustable single rear Ohlins shock
Front brake 2 x 310mm discs with four-piston Brembo monobloc calipers and racing ABS.
Rear brake 220mm single disc with single-piston Brembo caliper and racing ABS.
Front tyre size 120/70 x 17
Rear tyre size 180/55 x 17

History & Versions

Model history

2006 – Daytona 675 launched
2009 – Facelifted Daytona 675 launched with an extra 3bhp, less weight and revised bodywork and ECU.
2011 – ‘R’ version launched with Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes, a quickshifter and carbon fibre front mudguard, hugger, exhaust cap and fairing infils.
2013 – All-new Daytona 675 and 675R launched.

Other versions

Daytona 675

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