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Triumph Daytona 675R first ride: 'The most exciting middleweight'

Published: 23 February 2011

Updated: 19 November 2014

The Triumph Daytona 675R is simply a Daytona 675 with lots of very desirable goodies to make it a track day weapon and, in the right hands, a formidable tool on the road.

The 675R boasts three major add-ons. First, white paint and red powder-coated subframe. Second, front and rear suspension from Ohlins. Third, Brembo race-spec monobloc calipers and master cylinder.

Here's some of Trevor Franklin's thoughts: "Lightweight, balanced, agile... think of every superlative to describe a stunning, slim chassis and it's probably been said about the Daytona 675. For this reason it really is difficult to convey how much better the 'R' version really is."

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