Motorcycle History - The Triumph Daytona 675
January 7, 2013 - San Diego, CA
The Triumph Daytona 675 development first started in 2000 following the launch of the TT600. When Triumph decided to streamline the bike, the Daytona 675 was born. It is a 600 cc class sport bike that has been in production by Triumph Motorcycles since 2006.
The modern version is full of sleek new modifications, more horsepower, more torque, and a lighter frame for the sport bike. However, the initial chassis development work was based off the Daytona 600. The wheelbase was modified, as was the tank, and the head angle was adjusted. This provided the bike with better performance. The Daytona 675 was officially launched at the NEC International Motorcycle and Scooter Show in 2005. For four years, the bike won the title of "King of Supersports".
In 2006, the Daytona 675 was an eagerly anticipated bike. It had a three-cylinder engine that produced 123 horsepower at 12,500 rpm, and allowed for a much wider spread of torque and a bigger midrange punch in order to take the advantage over some other middleweight sport bikes. Though the rev limit sat at around 12,000, the over-rev topped out around 14,000. In addition, the power never topped out even though the rev ceiling was a bit lower than its four-cylinder counterparts. The 2006 model also had a digital instrument console that displayed the usual trip functions, but also showed an average fuel economy, a 99-lap memory timer, gear position, and programmable gear change shift lights.
The 2013 Daytona 675 boasts a brand new engine that brings even more power to the sport bike. With a wider bore and shorter stroke dimensions, the rev limit has been upped to 14,400 rpm. The transmission is equipped with a new slip-assist clutch to help prevent rear wheel hop under heavy breaking, and the bike's wet weight comes in at 405 pounds. Switchable ABS with track mode and sleeker bodywork are featured in the 2013 model. Perhaps one of the most notable changes, aside from the engine, is the placement of the motorcycle exhaust. It now sits under the engine rather than under the rear motorcycle seat, which centralizes the bike's mass and moves the weight forward. This provides more agility and stability even at high speeds.
The Daytona 675 revolutionized the middleweight bike. It packs a whole lot of power into a small and agile package, making racing on the road or track faster and easier to handle. Triumph made history with this bike, and more advancements are sure to come.
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