Triumph has just pulled back the sheet of its new 2013 Daytona 675 and 675R. On the numbers front, Triumph is claiming an extra 3bhp and 2Nm over an extended rev range, as well as lopping 1.5kg off the bike’s weight.
Away from the numbers, we’ve got a new look to the 675, with the underseat exhaust now gone, replaced by a side mounted unit for improved weight distribution. The frame is all new and now uses fewer sections with steeper geometry and a shorter wheelbase to improved handling speed. Suspension at the front is new, with KYB forks being the latest spec, and the rear shock has been revised. Seat height is down by 10mm.
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There’s a big change to the engine, with a new wider bore and shorter stroke enabling the rev limit to be upped to 14,400rpm. Helping this new limit is the use of titanium valves for the first time. New twin injectors per cylinder are used and the air intake now flows through the headstock to improve airbox pressure. A slip-assist clutch is a new item, with a light action at the lever.
New lightweight wheels are married to Pirelli Supercorsa rubber, and braking is boosted by an optional (£350) ABS system that can be turned off.
The 675R has the same extras as before, but married to the new motor and chassis. So that means the TTX rear shock and NIX30 forks, Brembo Monobloc brakes, switchable ABS as standard, a quick-shifter and carbon fibre bits and bobs.
Pricing has been announced already, with the standard bike hitting the showrooms at £8,899 OTR and the 675R costing £10,599. Lovely stuff.
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