2009 Triumph Daytona 675: Initial Report

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The 2009 Triumph Daytona 675 is a little bit lighter, a little more powerful and a little more aggressive-looking. Can it still stand out by offering the punch of a 750 in a 600-sized package? We spent a couple of weeks with it to find out.

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Initial Report: 2009 Triumph Daytona 675

  • Mateo

    I just picked up one of the brand new Daytona 675 SE’s in the pearl white and blue powdercoat frame. I am very happy with the purchase, just enough punch for me. I would highly recommend this bike.

  • Ceolwulf

    I keep wanting one of these. Nearest dealer is nine hours away though.

    I suppose long highway rides on it would be pretty painful?

  • generic1776

    Cool!

    (it’s a shame it is limited to 450rpm)

  • http://muthalovin.com the_doctor

    Along the lines of an R6 or CBR, would you take one for a track-day?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Oh totally, it’s as track-ready as any R6.

  • Kevin

    I love my 2007 Daytona 675. The power delivery and ease of use at the track and on street make it easily one of the best bikes in the class. It doesn’t require the rev happy riding of the 600 i4 bikes. And its beautiful.

  • General Apathy

    Jeans: Iron Heart
    Jacket: Triumph
    Helmet: AGV Helmets
    Gloves: Aplinestars
    Boots: …Keds?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Heelys actually.

      • http://cynic13th.livejournal.com/ Cynic

        Don’t care much about the lower half if you go down? Or just a bad day for gear?
        Trying not to judge… but seems like you normally do better.

        • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant Ray

          Iron Hearts aren’t normal jeans. I know that statement means nothing until you put a pair in your hands much less wear them, but they make anything short of race leathers feel like silk slacks.

        • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

          Well, the safety of head-to-toe gear is always a trade off with practicality. I can’t wear my one-piece racing suit to a meeting in midtown.

          Wear the best gear you can afford, wear stuff that fits you, learn what you’re doing and ride accordingly.

          If we were too worried about the risk we’d all be driving SUVs.

  • Christop

    Want…. again. Got to sell my bike.

  • Ken

    Never mind your trousers sir, what about the hanging off while bolt upright eh?

    They’re good bikes them. Three minutes on one and I was behaving like an idiot.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Yeah, I was feeling a bit like a pansy that day.

  • RockStarArtist

    To the one that asked if they are painful on long highway rides:

    I rode the Daytona 675 from Baltimore, MD to Indianapolis, Indiana…. 591.98 miles(11 hour ride with stops), and then after putting about 200 miles in Indiana in 3 days, I rode 591.98 miles back home. Total, 1383.96 miles in 5 days, with 1183.96 miles occurring on two separate 11 hour periods.

    My knees were stiff and they did hurt, but it is doable. I am doing it again this year for MotoGP.

  • Ceolwulf

    ^ thanks … yeah highway droning is pretty much most of what one ends up doing here in Manitoba, so that’s a fairly important measure.

  • Mitch

    “comfort excellent compared to rivals”

    Really? I always see the GSX-R and 600RR win the street category with comfort; the mile high seat and no nonsense clipons rival the R6 with contortion and track-only ride manners. Unless something’s changed.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Seats high, pegs are low, but the relationship is well judged.

  • VengefulV

    Someone juxtapose the race tuning of the Daytona to the street smarts of the Street Triple.

  • Ian

    I’d love one if it didn’t look like a 10 year old bike. The white/blue special edition looks good (better in the flesh than in pics) but it still looks like it was designed in 1999.

    Might have to find a dropped one and break out the clay.

    • Jordan

      I feel the same away, about the rear end at least.

      But that might just be the squid inside of me talking.

      As far as everything else goes, this bike oozes the desire of 48 month financing and full coverage insurance.

    • vic

      considering the looks of most sportsbikes today that’s actually a compliment :)they even managed to make the r1 ugly.
      ps:that’s a nice jacket

  • Peter

    I have just bought a Daytona 675 SE..And all i can say is..Where have you been all my life!!

  • http://www.advinroynetto.com Advin

    can anyone say what is the price of this beast?? And i m residing in India.. Will i be able to bring dat stuff here?

  • VengefulV
  • http://ridethetorquecurve.blogspot.com hoyt

    Japanese companies have been busy with the new R1, V4, Kawi’s new engine (and the obvious economy hinders R&D), but I’m surprised that a sporting triple hasn’t re-surfaced from one of them. The engine seems very logical from the performance perspective and much more full of character.

    • Ben(pi)

      Agreed, especially from Kawi, with their history of triples (albeit they were two strokes). I think the lack of others has to do with the old phrase of “win on sunday sell on monday.” Is anyone racing one of these in WSS?