In an effort to keep up with the middleweight Joneses or maybe stay a step ahead, Triumph has completely overhauled its Daytona 675 and 675R, with an all-new higher-revving engine in a new frame, and a raft of improvements. Triumph says power is up by just 2 horses, to 126, and peaks earlier, at 12,600 [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)
2013 Triumph Daytona 675 and 675R – First Look Titanium valves and a 14,400-rpm Triple should wipe that stiff upper lip off your face.
On the Record: Simon Warburton Triumph’s Project Manager talks the past, present and future of the brand.
Our main bike is the Speed Triple. It has been as important to Triumph in the 1990s and 2000s as the Bonneville was to us in the ’50s and ’60s. It was the first bike to define the class [streetfighters or nakeds], and now the Japanese have moved more toward where we are at, with [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Entering a fourth season as the exclusive tire provider of MotoGP, Bridgestone has certainly elevated the performance image of its consumer products. The marketing surrounding the Hyper Sport S20—the latest addition to its Battlax family of sport-focused street radials—implies the inclusion of MotoGP technology, but I found little traction when prodding for specific examples while [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Years Manufactured: 2006 to present MSRP new: $8999 (2006) to $10,499 (2011) Blue Book retail value: $5315 (2006) to $8515 (2010) Basic specs: A fully faired sportbike powered by a fuel-injected, 675cc inline-Three engine that made 107 hp at 12,500 rpm and 47.5 ft.-lb. of torque at 9900, enough to push this 394-pound (dry) machine [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photography by Brian Blades Diversity is good, but when the topic is motorcycles, being unique is just plain cool. Despite using three completely different engine configurations, the four middleweight supersports tested on the same day at Willow Springs for the preceding 2x2s lapped within a second of each other. Considering that their respective engine designs [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2009 Ducati 848 vs. 2009 Triumph Daytona 675 – Comparison Test Middleweight punch-fest! When the sparring was complete, we were surprised how close these two Euros were to each other.
Photography by Brian Blades In boxing, what good is having a great jab if you’re confined to a space where you can’t let it loose? Sometimes in close quarters, having a firm uppercut gets the job done just fine. That’s how it is with these two European middleweights—more punishing grunt and less flashy-fast footwork than [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2009 Triumph Daytona 675 SE – First Look Triumph’s Special Edition Daytona 675 with custom color scheme.
Bold New Graphics (a.k.a. BNG) are typically applied to a model that goes unchanged in a given model year, but the Triumph Daytona 675 got a significant mechanical makeover for 2009, plus a sleeker restyled upper fairing. Makes this Daytona 675 SE all the more enticing, then, with the same awesome bump in engine output [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
The variety of engine displacements in the Middleweight category shows that rules were meant to be broken, while three all-new models prove competition is stiff. Making it all the more impressive then that the Ten Best trophy will be moving from Iwata to Hinkley. Triumph returns to what it knows best with this 675cc Triple, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)