- All-new engine
- More power
- More torque
- Switchable ABS
- Slipper clutch
- New chassis
Don’t be fooled by the familiar lines of the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675; this is an all-new bike with a new engine, new chassis and a host of other improvements comprising the first major update since the bike was released in 2006.
The engine really is all-new with a new engine block, built separately from the upper crankcase and it has ceramic coated aluminium bores to cope with the higher revs.
The exhaust moves from underseat, to underslung, centralising the mass of the bike as much as possible. The frame is all-new too, with a through-headstock air-duct and fewer sections, resulting in less welds, cleaning up the design, increasing strength and contributing to a shorter wheelbase and revised weight distribution.
The rear subframe is the same lightweight die-cast aluminium design as seen on the Street Triple, and replaces the previous incarnation’s steel version.
No single bodywork panel has remained unchanged, and the suspension front and rear is all new with the latest KYB (formerly Kayaba) fixed cartridge forks and a new rear shock – all fully adjustable for preload, rebound and high and low speed compression.
There’s a new Daytona 675R, too. Changes over the standard bike include:
- Öhlins suspension, including a TTX rear shock and NIX30 inverted forks, with a wider range of adjustability, improved response and a firmer base set up.
- The latest, lighter Brembo Monobloc calipers
- Switchable ABS is included as standard
- A quickshifter, with new software for 2013.
- Carbon fibre cockpit infill panels replace the stock ones along with a carbon fibre hugger, red subframe and red pinstriping on the wheels complete the styling differences.
The standard Daytona will be available before the end of the year for £8899 on the road, with ABS being an optional extra costing £350. The Daytona 675R will be available in the UK in early 2013, priced at £10,599 OTR.
See the whole story in tomorrow’s Motorcycle News.