According to a source affiliated with the company, the Triumph Daytona 675R has been priced at $11,995, just $1,496 more than the non-R triple. That price is something of a bargain, while the R is mechanically identical to the regular bike with the exception of suspension and brake components, purchasing those components separately would cost you at least $3,960.
That’s because the 675R doesn’t use the crappy OEM Ohlins equipment most manufacturers spec for the label, not the performance. The R adds an Ohlins TTX36 shock ($1,400), Ohlins NIX30 forks ($1,200 for the cartridge upgrade kit alone), Brembo Monoblock radial brake calipers ($999) and a 18mm Brembo radial master cylinder ($360).
All that upgrade sweetness is added to a bike that’s already the most unique, engaging model on offer in the supersport segment. The 675cc three-cylinder in the Daytona makes 124bhp and 53lb/ft and is just a ridiculous joy to use, combining the mid-range of a larger bike with the screaming top end of a 600. Its chassis also manages to combine an exotic, high-performance feel — tall, narrow, steep and stiff — with an accessible ease-of-use that rivals that of bikes like the CBR600RR. We’re completely in love with the stock 675, but now the R is giving us a serious case of bike lust.
How’s that for “poisonous”?
Complete specifications below, additions for the R model are noted in gray.