2013 Triumph Daytona 675 and R: Lighter, Faster, Uglier

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2013 Triumph Daytona 675 and R

Both the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675 and the R model (pictured here) benefit from a revised engine for +2bhp and +2lb/ft, shed 3lbs thanks to a chassis that uses fewer pieces, a new intake duct that flows air right through the headstock and styling that…”adds an air of class.”

  • Glenngineer

    Definately looks more generic.

  • Groomez

    Oh god why did they do that to the front end? It seems Triumph and Honda had an affair.

  • http://bloodfalcons.blogspot.com motoguru

    Whoa. Check out how bulbous the headlight area looks in the side profile…

    • nopro

      That bulbous headlight can also be seen on the 636 and the gsxr. Not sure why OEM’s are doing that to their bikes. Aerodynamic reasons maybe.

  • nopro

    I don’t know, I think I like it. Could use a tad slimer rear subframe though.

  • mchale2020

    It seems the trend right now with the sport bike market is this : If it ain’t broke, fix it and make it uglier.

    I mean geeze, people are always making the statement that the R6 is long in the tooth, but all these new models we’re seeing make it look quite refreshing in relation; makes me worried if Yamaha will follow suit and make the R6 uglier as well like they did with the R1.

  • deckard

    Hopefully Triumph has an all-black version which which conceal all that ugliness.

  • Deltablues

    I am going to step out on a limb here and say…”I like it!”. And this is coming from a guy who just sold his 2008 Phantom Black 675 SE (and then bought a wonderfully hideous B-KING). The 675′s are brilliant. I never had a boring ride on mine. This will be my next sportbike.

  • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate Ben W

    Dear god. That really is a step down. I recall falling for the original 675. This is just sad.

  • Frosty_spl

    It had sexy projector headlights, and they changed it to shitty generic cheap ones? WHY?!?!?!

    • Mitch

      Wow, you are right. I sort of think the larger normal lamps look better from the front, but the projectors just seemed like such an integral part of the 675 that their loss makes it feel so much more like a Big 4 bike.

  • Steven

    I don’t see the difference.

  • Bruce Steever

    What’s with the silver “eyeliner”?

  • NewOldSchool

    So I take it the key word in the design briefs of every major manufacturer for 2012 onward issss…

    “busy.”

  • http://lightsoutknivesout.tumblr.com/ Scott Pargett

    It’d be a really powerful marketing campaign if users were allowed to vote on aesthetics for a model. I understand there’s some hurdles there, but from what I’ve been seeing with manufactures lately, there isn’t alot to lose. Just a thought. Feel free to vote on this idea right here.

  • http://lightsoutknivesout.tumblr.com/ Scott Pargett

    P.S. IMO, hard to find a better promotional video for the 675R than this http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2012/02/onboard-a-675r-as-jason-disalvo-set-a-lap-record/ and him coming round the corner in slow-mo http://youtu.be/2VKaTgSZnN4

  • http://www.BrewSmith.com.au dux [87 CBR600, 95 XR600R]

    Things that wear eye liner are generally mad at their parents.

  • filly-fuzz

    great way to fuck a classic,

    I guess this will just make the 2006-2012 ‘tona’s future classics for sure

  • xphilip

    I was hoping for TC (at least on the R-model). Now i am thinking Kwak 636.

  • Tim

    I thought the previous 675R was one of the best looking race replica bikes. This one seems to be following Triumph’s desire to make their line look just like the Nippon bikes. What a shame. I’m sure it rides fine but, as with the Street Triple, it looks much worse.

    • Nicolas

      I agree, Tim. The original Striple, in my opinion, was one the best bikes money could buy. I took one on a test ride once and just giggled the whole time.

  • Nicolas

    Why is Triumph selling out like this? I absolutely love bikes that are different, have character, and turn heads. The last Daytona did exactly that! This looks like another Jap bike….except uglier. C’mon Triumph! You can do better than this.