Ad closing in seconds....

Triumph Daytona 675R – first ride!

Published: 17 February 2011

Updated: 19 November 2014

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is currently at Portimao in Portugal getting a first taste of Triumph’s new uprated, Ohlins and Brembo-equipped Daytona 675R, here’s what he has to say:

“I’ve just been out for my first 20 minute session and it’s already obvious that the marriage of the Ohlins suspension and Triumph’s brilliant three-cylinder engine is a good one.

“As the track is still cold and damp the suspension settings are midway between road and track but even so the Pirelli tyres  look remarkably untouched.

"However, weighing in at 14-and-a-half stone I wouldn’t want the rear shock to be set any firmer – some of Portimao’s undulations get the bars twitching requiring the intervention of the steering damper.

“As always, the 675’s corner speed is eye-opening and the addition of the Ohlins means you can carry even more.

"While the Brembo radial Monobloc callipers make late braking the order of the day. So far, the new 675R gets my vote in the supersport class.”

For Trevor’s full report and analysis see next week’s Motorcycle News, out Wednesday 23rd February.

All related reviews
Bauer Media

Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141
Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing,
Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT.
All registered in England and Wales. VAT no 918 5617 01
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd are authorised and regulated by the FCA(Ref No. 710067)