Motorcycle Racing News 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R | Preview

2011 Triumph Daytona 675R | Preview

2011 Daytona 675R

New for 2011, Triumph presents the ultimate road and track-day motorcycle: the Daytona 675R.

Taking the already sublime Daytona 675 as its base, Triumph’s engineers worked in conjunction with Swedish suspension specialists Ohlins to create a motorcycle that would really be appreciated on the circuit by expert riders.

Ohlins contributed its revolutionary 43mm NIX30 forks, usually only found on the racetrack or ultra-exotic Italian motorcycles, and its MotoGP developed TTX36 rear suspension unit, while radially-mounted monoblock calipers and radial master cylinder from Italian specialist Brembo were specified to ensure the Daytona 675R also has class-leading stopping power.

Further track-spec items included as standard on the Daytona 675R include a standard-fit quick-shifter and a host of carbon fiber bodywork, including hugger, silencer heat shield and front mudguard.

The Daytona 675R also utilizes the 675’s comprehensive instrumentation, which includes a lap timer and programmable gear change lights.

Mechanically the Daytona 675R is identical to the standard 675 motorcycle, delivering 123hp at 12,600rpm with 72Nm of torque making the Triumph engaging and flattering to ride quickly.

Visually, the iconic gold Ohlins suspension units make the Daytona 675R stand out from the pack. Sporty new graphics include a unique Triumph tank script, while the special color scheme further confirms the 675R’s premium status.

The sparkling Crystal White bodywork is contrasted with a race style black belly pan and distinctive red subframe.

A range of official Triumph motorcycle accessories are available for the 2011 Daytona 675R, including an Arrow slip on silencer, race style CNC machined levers and single seat cowl.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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