New 2013 Triumph Daytona 675 and 675R launched

By Marc Potter
marcpotter Tested every new bike since 1994, loves anything on two wheels, runs Potski Media, ex-BikeSocial boss. Recently discovered elbow-down riding - likely to end in tears.

New Triumph Daytona 675 and 675R launched
This is the new Triumph Daytona 675R which gets a new chassis, swingarm, engine and styling for 2013.

The new 675R and 675 Daytona are ground-up new models for 2013 and were revealed today at the Milan bike show. They get a new higher-power three-cylinder engine up by 2ps to 128ps, more torque and an increased 14,400rpm redline.

Both bikes are 1.5kg lighter, have a switchable ABS system with track mode, a slipper clutch and a quickshifter as standard on the R version. And in the styling stakes they look, well, shall we say a little more Japanese to us.

The key change to the engine is a wider bore and shorter stroke dimensions, allowing a higher 14,400rpm limit to gain more power and a broader spread of usable revs.

On the intake side are new twin injectors per cylinder and titanium valves are fitted for the first time. The air intake system has been moved to the headstock and in true to form Triumph style, the noise and snarl of the airbox roar is increased where the rider sits.
Triumph Daytona 675R rear shot
The side-mounted exhaust replaces the underseat exhaust and helps centralise the bike’s mass, improving handling and centre of gravity.

As well as incorporating the new, innovative intake duct, the frame uses fewer sections in its construction for a cleaner, stronger design and has sharper geometry and a shorter wheelbase to make full use of the revised weight distribution. The rear subframe, constructed from high pressure die cast aluminium contributes to the slim design at the rear of the bike.

The suspension is new and includes the latest fixed cartridge forks from KYB (formerly Kayaba) and revised rear shock. High performance Pirelli Supercorsa tyres are fitted as standard.

The standard Daytona 675 will be available in UK dealers towards the end of this year, priced at £8,899 OTR (plus £350 for ABS).

The 675R gets Ohlins as standard, a TTX rear shock, higher-spec Brembo Monobloc calipers, switchable ABS and q auick shifter. There’s also carbon fibre fairing inserts, a red subframe and red pinstriping on the wheels.

The Daytona 675R will be available in the UK in the New Year, priced at £10,599.

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