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MCN overall verdict rating is 4

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.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

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.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

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.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 3.5

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.

Triumph Daytona 675 (2009-current)

Detail Value
New price £8,399
Dealer used prices
£5,330 (2009) - £8,950 (2013)
Private used prices
£4,630 (2009) - £7,800 (2014)
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Engine size 675 cc
Power 126 bhp
Top speed 156 mph
Insurance group 16 of 17
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 4 rating is 4.5
Engine rating is 4 rating is 4.5
Ride & Handling rating is 4 rating is 4.5
Equipment rating is 3 rating is 3.5
Quality & Reliability rating is 4 rating is 4
Value rating is 4 rating is 4

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

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.

Value

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

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

Insurance group: 16 of 17

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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

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Specifications

Top speed 156 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 11.38 secs
Max power 126 bhp
Max torque 54 ft-lb
Weight 162 kg
Seat height 820 mm
Fuel capacity 17.4 litres
Average fuel consumption 39 mpg
Tank range 179 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 16 of 17
Engine size 675 cc
Engine specification Liquid-cooled, 12v, inline-triple, four-stroke. Six gears
Frame Aluminium twin spar
Front suspension adjustment Rebound and high/low compression damping, spring preload
Rear suspension adjustment Rebound and high/low compression damping, spring preload
Front brakes 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

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Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4(8 reviews)

  • Amazing

    Anonymous

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    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 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.

    09 March 2013

  • 12000 miles in.

    magoo675

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    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 radiator. Apart from that, its still going great......

    17 August 2012

  • Dayton 675

    magoo675

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    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 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.

    29 September 2011

  • Worst bike ive ever owned

    Joe Rowlands

    Average rating rating is 2

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    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 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.

    05 August 2011

  • 675 best 600 on the road

    fuzzyphill

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    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.

    27 September 2010

  • TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675

    chelseabiker

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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

    30 March 2010

  • Don't buy another 600 without trying this

    MCNGuyP

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    A fantastic demonstration of the uselessness of peak power figures. The 675 makes 30% more power than an R6 or CBR600 at most points in the on-the-road rev range. Doesn't need to be wound up to a shrieking climax to make progress and steers with a twitch of the eyeballs. It might be a supersport-class bike, but it's got precious few of the genetic weaknesses the 600s have had bred into them in order to win races. 17,000rpm red lines? Amplified-mosquito exhaust notes? Keep 'em! This stomps all over its peers on the road.

    02 October 2009

  • 675 is just brilliant!!

    675ryda

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    Having had Hondas before I was reluctant to change brands but I am glad I did!! Its just brilliant - ok it has many japanese parts but its British. It has a lovely smooth engine, great handling and propper brakes!! Its just a joy every time I ride it. Looks great and makes me feel great and thats what its all about!! Love It.

    07 February 2009

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RE: nano87

The reason why the Honda CBR600RR has more top end speed is due to better Aerodynamics, also the Honda is more track focused where as the Triumph Daytona 675 will reach higher speed a little faster the top end speed won't be that of the Honda...

Hope this helps

24 June 2009 16:57

nano87

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???

Anyone know why the new cbr 600rr is so much faster than the 675 even though the 675 has way more hp and torque? I don't understand this..

13 February 2009 15:57

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