Already available in both black and red and lacking any mechanical updates for the new model year, what’s new on the 2012 Triumph Daytona 675 isn’t going to make it faster or lighter, but it is going to make it nicer to look at. Replacing the godawful comic sans belly pan graphics of previous years, the Daytona now adopts Triumph’s “sports script” font for all its badging. Wait, a motorcycle that only displays a single font?! Heads must be rolling in Hinckley this morning for such a fit of off-message graphic design competency. But there it is, “Triumph,” “675” and even “Daytona” scrawled in the same manner. Looks like you won this time, taste. There’s also some minor touch ups to things like the brake disc carriers, which are now black and clutch and generator covers which now carry the Triumph logo.
That partially-updated new model that’s been spied with a low-mount, GP-style exhaust? That’s the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675, due out next year.