If this was an Aprilia we’d be calling it a Factory and if it was a Ducati we’d be tacking an ‘S’ onto the end, instead it’s the Triumph Dayton 675R and shots of it have leaked ahead of its official EICMA debut. Ohlins suspension, carbon front mudguard, Brembo Monoblocks and a red subframe. Wait, what?
That subframe appears to be Triumph’s version of slathering a bike in checkered flags or gigantic lion’s heads and adds a welcome dash of visual excitement to the 675R without resorting to a low-rent sticker package. Classy? You bet, but so’s the whole Daytona package.
Leaked, like the Triumph Tiger 800 mega-gallery, by MotorInfo.hu, there’s no official specs so we don’t know if the 675R gains any extra power over the everyday Daytona’s 124bhp and 53lb/ft, but there really doesn’t need to be. at just 185kg/407lbs (wet), the little Triumph is so light and slim and its engine so torquey and characterful that you won’t want for anything more. You weren’t wanting for more handling either, which is why the R is such a surprise.