If there's one motorcycle available now that is seriously special in stock trim, then the Triumph Daytona 675 is it.
The latest revision of the classic brought it bang up to date with a series of craftily executed tweaks while losing none of the Triumph Daytona spirit. Third, compared with Yamaha and Kawasaki offerings it proves that the Triumph Daytona 675 is a machine that can truly battle it out with the best.
The Triumph Daytona 675 shouldn't be an easy motorcycle to ride, but Triumph has somehow managed it. It's slim, there's a lot of weight on your wrists and the Arrow rearsets perch your feet way up high. But thanks to a tractable engine and an intuitive feel from the inline triple cylinder engine the Daytona 675 slips into something more more comfortable. The inline triple cylinder engine's character is very distinct Triumph. Smooth and suave on initial introductions, then, before you know it, it's morphed into a ruthless assassin, hell bent on righting the wrongs of slow riding.
With more than enough grunt to pull it willingly out of slow turns, the Triumph Daytona 675 is the epitome of ease to ride fast. The riding position may feel ungainly, perched, but as you hold on to the revs longer, you hunch in behind the screen and all of a sudden you only have eyes for an apex.
The latest Triumph Daytona 675 adds a few horsepower to proceedings, the Arrow end can adds a few more, and this communal collection allows you to head straight ip to the 14,000rpm redline. The throaty note spat out is operatic in its intensity making the Daytona 675 a motorcycle that sounds as good on it as it does off...