News 2012 Triumph Daytona 675 | First Look

2012 Triumph Daytona 675 | First Look

2012 Triumph Sportbike

Nothing is more recognizable than the growl of the Triumph triple, especially when the noise is resonating from the undertail exhaust of a Daytona 675 sportbike.

The triple’s sound is not just pleasing to the ear, but also to the podium in top motorcycle racing series, such as World Supersport. Every year, the sportbike from the famed British motorcycle becomes stronger, showing its high-performance worthiness.

And for 2012, Triumph decided to stick with the same engine/chassis platform that continually proves the machine’s competitiveness, focusing instead on aesthetics, the 2012 model featuring new graphics and paint options.

Triumph says "available in Phantom Black or Diablo Red color options, the Daytona 675 gains Triumph’s sports script on the fuel tank, new ‘Daytona’ decals and a Daytona 675R-style Jet Black bellypan, all complemented with new dark finishes to the footrest hangers and brake discs. The 2012 machine also features new clutch and generator covers, embossed with the Triumph logo."

The Daytona 675’s engine creates 123 horsepower at 12,600 rpm, with 53 lb.fts. of torque, providing power where needed both on and off the race track.

Triumph says "the engine itself is an integral part of the overall design, with the stacked gearbox allowing for a very compact powerplant that contributes to one of the lightest and most balanced supersport bikes on the market."

The 2012 Daytona 675’s chassis features a fully-adjustable 41mm inverted front forks and rear monoshock uni, both suspension components benefiting from s"ophisticated high and low speed damping control, allowing riders to set their Daytona 675 sportbikes up for maximum accuracy while retaining a plush ride."

Stopping the Daytona 675 are radially-mounted, Nissin monobloc calipers, which Triumph says give "outstanding levels of feedback and stopping power, while lightweight wheels keep unsprung mass down and contribute to an agile motorcycle that changes direction in a heartbeat."

And as always, the Daytona 675 arrives with Pirelli tires, the 2012 featuring SuperCorsa SP tires.

Triumph says: "At 162kg (357 lbs) dry (407 lbs. fully fueled and ready to ride) the lightweight Triumph is a true race bike for the road."

A full range of race inspired Triumph accessories are available for the Daytona 675, including carbon parts, Arrow slip on silencer, quickshifter and Ohlins rear suspension unit. A race kit is also available for competitors who wish to enter their Daytona 675 in supersport and superstock championships.

The 2012 Triumph Daytona 675 is on sale from September, with the price remaining at $13,700, inclusive of Triumph’s two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

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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