54 high-res images of the Triumph Daytona 675R

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To us, the Triumph Daytona 675R is the Triumph of 2011. Not only does it give you $3,960 worth of Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes and a standard quickshifter for just a $1,496 premium over the standard bike, but those components combine with solid colors and minimal graphics to elevate what was a brilliant, quasi-exotic sportbike into something truly special. Here’s 54 high-res images taken at Portugal’s Portimao Circuit.

Visually, the R adds white paint, a red subframe and a carbon fender and mudguard to the standard Triumph Daytona 675. Mechanically, the R brings an Ohlins TTX36 shock ($1,400), Ohlins NIX30 forks ($1,200 for the cartridges alone), Brembo Monoblock brake calipers ($999), an 18mm Brembo radial master cylinder ($360) and a Triumph quickshifter.

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, the R makes us drool.

All of the 54 images in this gallery can be saved as wallpapers. Just click to get the enlarged photo, then save it to your computer.

  • JonB

    Now for a Bonneville R or Scrambler R.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Hammarhead.

      • JonB

        Agreed. I just want to read “financing available.”

    • Glenngineer

      Thruxton R.

      • robotribe

        All I need is “Thruxton post-Weight Watchers Diet” version.

    • HammSammich

      @ JonB: That’d be nice. As a Bonnie rider myself, I’m always invigorated by the thrill of my bike’s performance when I first get back on it in the early Spring…but usually after a couple of months, I find myself wishing I had more oomph and ground clearance (tired of grinding the pegs down in the twisties – rear-sets are definitely in order).

      In the meantime, I’ve been thinking about a used Thunderbird Sport (the Triple, not the Big@ss Twin cruiser)…They’re great bikes w/ some of the classic styling of the Bonneville, but more juice coming from that howling liquid cooled triple…

      • Glenngineer

        The TBird Sport is high on my list of bikes to own someday.

  • Brian

    Love the red subframe.

  • Roman

    Right click, set as desktop background, done.

  • http://www.urbanrider.co.uk UrbanRider

    How will it compare to the F3?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Giovanni says the F3 will make 140bhp, it’ll likely be smaller, lighter and it has a counter-rotating crankshaft to minimize the effects of reciprocating mass in the engine on handling. In Italy, the F3 will be roughly the same price as the base Daytona.

  • Ben

    Other makes should take note of its understated good looks.

    Put flashy lighting bolt stickers on a turd and it is still a turd. Just with lighting bolts.

  • Tucker

    Ughhh I am impatiently awaiting delivery on my 675R!

    As to how will it compare to the F3… MV is hinting that they are trying to get like 141 bhp from the F3 and while I really dig the looks of it, the price, the availability of maintenance and my willingness to track the bike due to the 2 previously mentioned items, the 675R wins every time in my opinion.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      *jealous*

      • Tucker

        As am I – of the folks in the UK and Australia who already have their hands on theirs!

    • http://greatjoballweek.blogspot.com/ Case

      Also jealous. This has got to be the best new (as in, not previously owned) value-for-money off the rack sportbike available right now. Can’t wait to see it in person.

  • Tony

    I picked up a used 09 Daytona 675 for a track use only and basically turned it an R – same suspension, Brembo RCS MC and slipper clutch. It’s amazing. So much fun and almost ‘telepathic’ handling. If the vinyl guy every gets back to me you guys are die, think Joy Division Unknown Pleaures album cover…

  • KP

    I don’t even know why I come here and pay you to tempt me with irresponsible ways to spend my money. I’m trying to save for a house, dammit.

  • Sean Smith

    This and the MV may mean the end of 4 cylinder middle-weight dominance. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these bikes.

  • http://www.tony-starr.com tony starr

    if i had the funds, i’d buy a 675R and send it to shinya kimura for all new bodywork.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      You’re blowing my mind.

    • Mr.Paynter

      you just changed my life forever, I will forever wander through life imagining this bike and wondering if it’s out there, somewhere.

  • Tyler

    I was at my local Triumph dealer a few weeks ago and overheard some guy say the 675 looked weird.

    I almost backhanded him. These sound and look amazing.

  • Brook

    Is this an example of a

    “publication over eager to fellate [a] manufacturer so they can keep getting free meals and free bikes.”

    Just curious.

    • Zane H

      Doubtful, or Triumph must be getting a lot of action since I’ve not seen too much negative press about the 675 anywhere

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      And thus is the problem with blowjobs. Once you get used to watching them, it’s hard to tell when they’re genuine or faked.

    • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate BeastIncarnate

      If so, Wes gives some terrible head. Poisonous, even.

      • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

        I’m just out of practice.

  • Harold

    My Black 675 is still faster :) but I do want those Brembos and Ohlins