Triumph Daytona 675 - BEST USED BIKES

Best Middleweight Streetbike of 2006

Triumph Daytona 675 - Best Used Bikes

Triumph Daytona 675 - Best Used Bikes

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 to a 10.76-second, 129.31-mph quarter-mile and a top speed of 155 mph.

WHY IT WON: The Daytona 675 was the most fun and easiest sporty middleweight to ride, whether clipping apexes on a snaky backroad, cruising down the highway or just bopping around town. Its 75cc displacement advantage in a field of highly tuned, rev-happy 600s gave it a leg up in terms of lower-rpm torque output, but the Triumph outshone the competition in just about every other category, too—handling, steering, comfort and even cornering clearance. Toss in the bike's good looks and its three-cylinder engine's growly exhaust note and you've got a sure winner.

FROM THE 2006 TEN BEST STORY: "Triumph returns to what it knows best with this 675cc Triple, giving street riders what they really want—usable real-world power. Handling was never a Daytona deficiency, but the 675's chassis with top-of-the-line brakes and suspension takes it to a new level and completes the package."

USEFUL RESOURCES: The Daytona 675 has never been a high-volume seller, so you aren't likely to find as much information on the Internet about this model as the glut you might encounter for, say, Harleys, Gixxers or R1s. Nevertheless, your search engine won't have to bounce off redline to detect a fair number of sites that deal with both the Daytona 675 and its naked offspring, the Street Triple. There are a few dedicated forums—though some appear to have been abandoned in recent years—but lots of parts and accessory sites, as well as a number of Daytonas for sale.