Yeah, we admit it: We like how the middleweight category has grown larger and more diverse with its mix of Twins, Triples and Fours. And it takes only a slight bit of creative accounting to see these four bikes as competition for the 600s that have traditionally ruled the class. It would take a very [...]Read Full Post | Comments(8)
2013 Middleweight Sportbike Comparison Test CW selects four middleweight motorcycles that prove sometimes more is actually more.
Photographer : Fran Kuhn
Latus Motors Racing Press Release: Daytona 200 winner Jason DiSalvo, Daytona SuperSport race winner Elena Myers, and Canadian stand-out Kenny Riedmann will converge at Daytona International Speedway as teammates for this year’s AMA Pro Road Racing Daytona 200, riding matching Castrol Triumph Daytona 675Rs. DiSalvo won the Daytona 200 for Latus Motors Racing in 2011. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Cartagena, Spain—Having been on the job and in the saddle for the turn-of-the-century debut of the Triumph TT600, I can appreciate just how far the Hinckley, England-based firm has progressed since its inaugural foray into the highly competitive middleweight supersport class. The inline-Four TT and Daytona 600 that followed have become a distant memory, erased [...]Read Full Post | Comments(5)
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Large press conferences from Honda and Ducati held right before EICMA 2012 may have stolen a bit of the thunder from Milan’s annual motorcycle show, but we still came away impressed with the variety of significant new bikes on display. Although finding the 10 motorcycles that we’d most like to ride in 2013 certainly qualifies [...]Read Full Post | Comments(13)
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.
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)
Triumph Motorcycles Press Release: For one week only starting Friday, July 27, visit eBay® to bid on the one-of-a-kind Gary Nixon replica leathers, helmet & Daytona 675R bodywork which propelled Team Latus Motors Racing and Jason DiSalvo to a Nixon-inspired performance in this year’s Daytona 200. All of these items are styled after Nixon’s own [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
A 749cc inline-Four, an 849cc 90-degree V-Twin and a 675cc inline-Triple: One wag described this comparison as the “apples and oranges shootout.” But the Ducati goes slightly downmarket for the Italian company with its $12,995 848 EVO in matte-black “dark stealth” trim, while running with the Triumph Daytona 675 and 600cc Fours in the AMA’s [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Big Mids: Ducati 848 EVO vs. Suzuki GSX-R750 vs. Triumph Daytona 675R – Video Take a Triple, a Twin and a Four of different displacements and throw them on a track for a battle royal? That’s exactly what Cycle World did.
How hard are you willing to push the performance envelope on your next sportbike sortie? Whether back-road boogieing or taking in a track day, are you ready to capitalize on your bike’s capabilities? And is your bike truly track-ready? Only you can answer the first questions, but I can assure you that Triumph’s new Daytona [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2011 Triumph 675R – First Look Trackday champion or homologation special? Either way, it’s a middleweight marvel.
Want the ultimate trackday middleweight? Triumph hopes it has created it for you with the new 675R. Its engine tune is identical to that of the standard 675, so the action is instead in the suspension, brakes and bodywork. In place of Showa components, the 675R gets some racier Öhlins pieces: an NIX30 fork and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)