+ Suspension performs with aplomb on track or street
+ Impressive peak power figures
+ Plus! More midrange power
– Hassle to swap between ABS modes
x The best Daytona 675 we’ve ever ridden
SUGGESTED SUSPENSION SETTINGS
FRONT: Front: Spring preload — 4 lines showing on adjuster; rebound damping — 8 clicks out from full stiff; high-speed compression damping — 3 turns out from full stiff; low-speed compression damping — 10 clicks out from full stiff; ride height — 3.5mm showing above top triple clamp
REAR: Rear: Spring preload — 8mm thread showing; rebound damping — 9 clicks out from full stiff; highspeed compression damping — 3 turns out from full stiff; low-speed compression damping — 15 clicks out from full stiff
The 2013 Daytona 675’s increase...
The 2013 Daytona 675’s increase in top-end power (when compared to the second strongest 675 we’ve ever tested) is impressive, but what’s more interesting is the increase in power between 6000 and 7500 rpm, which is where the tach needle rests when cruising down the highway or around town.
2013 Triumph Daytona 675
Liquid-cooled, transverse inline triple
DOHC, 4 valves/cyl. Shimunder-bucket adjustment
Bore x stroke:
76.0 x 49.6mm
EFI with dual injector/cyl., 44mm throttle bodies
41mm KYB inverted fork with adjustable preload, rebound and high- and lowspeed compression damping, 4.3 in. travel
KYB shock absorber with adjustable spring preload, rebound and high- and low-speed compression damping, 5.1 in. travel
Dual 310mm rotors with dual radial-mount four-piston Nissin monobloc calipers
Single 220mm rotor with single-piston Brembo caliper
3.50 x 17 in., cast aluminum alloy
5.50 x 17 in., cast aluminum alloy
120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
180/55ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
22.9 deg./ 3.4 in. (87.2mm)
54.1 in. (1375mm)
32.3 in. (820mm)
4.6 gal. (17.4L)
418 lb. (190 kg) wet; 390 lb. (177 kg) dry
10.32 sec. @ 135.96 mph
60 – 80 mph/ 2.90 sec.; 80 – 100 mph/2.98 sec.
40 – 43 mpg, 42 mpg avg.
I’d recommend the 2013 Daytona 675 to any of my friends, it’s that good of a motorcycle in my opinion. I couldn’t believe how easy the bike was to lap in adverse conditions at the track, yet how comfortable it felt around town. Usually 600s are a compromise (either you get high performance at the track or extreme comfort on the street), but the 675 eludes that stereotype. Amazing! And how could you fault those looks?
It’s rare that a new, revised version of a particular model can improve upon the original without giving something up in return, but the new Daytona 675 does exactly that. Better engine, improved suspension, vastly nicer ergos, enhanced brakes…the new Daytona is so much better than its predecessor that it’s almost no comparison. I see the Triumphs being a force in AMA roadracing as soon as the teams get them dialed in.