- By cannonball
"Triumph labelled the Daytona 675R as a track day weapon/fast road riding tool, and MCN can’t argue with that. The stiff Öhlins suspension and lithesome, agile nature of the 675R chassis gives the impression it is a sorted race bike. Couple this with an impressive midrange from the triple-cylinder engine and you have a bike that allows devastating corner speed at the track. Although, for the road the suspension as standard is bloody hard and necessitates softening off. Simple touches of a red subframe, carbon front mudguard and fairing infill panels make the 675R special and instantly recognisable." MCN, 2011.
What is it like now?
The 2011 to 2012 Triumph Daytona 675R is one of the prettiest sportsbikes ever made. The mixture of white, black and red, as well as licks of gold from the front and rear Öhlins finery is classic Triumph and you just feel special whenever you ride it.
Despite being six years old, the minimalist design of the Daytona, complete with under-seat Arrow exhaust, still looks modern and the jacked-up rear end gives it an aggressive stance, which looks quick just standing still.