The Triumph Daytona 675, it's a motorcycle that positively impresses everyone on a test ride, with its character-laden, strong torque engine, capable track chassis and smart, semi-exotic design. The Triumph Daytona 675 is a European competitor that could take on the best from Japan and beat them on their own game.
I've ridden the Triumph Daytona 675 a few times, and it's never filed to impress. The triple Triumph engine is making a sound like a racing powerhouse, with that trademark 12-valve triple power sling-shotting me out of every slow corner, and the neat dashboard is merrily showing vital riding facts.
The Triumph Daytona 675 is powered by a compact inline-triple cylinder – liquid-cooled, DOHC 12-valve engine. With a semi-stacked close-ratio 6-speed gearbox. The Keihin fuel-injection is nothing special – just a single injector and a single butterfly valve per cylinder. The Daytona 675 engine is capable to produce a maximum power of 103.6 horsepower at the rear wheel.
The Triumph Daytona 675 riding position is a bit hard on the wrist, but the overall road handling is excellent. The Daytona 675 will lift the front wheel in third gear over any crests and rises in the road, and shots you controllably out of corners using midrange torque. Everywhere in the rev range, the Triumph Daytona 675 simply has more power than other comparable motorcycles, making it a much more relaxed, pleasing affair to ride on the road. Overtakes seldom need a gear-change, and once you get used to the weird blue led rev light, there's simply nothing but pleasure from the 12-valve triple.
The Pirelli SuperCorsa Pro tires are track-optimized and don't give their best on early morning cold roads, but as the temperature of the roads in Thailand are for 11 months around 32c degree it wouldn't be that a problem.