The British-built three-cylinder machine saw off competition from its supersport-class rivals at the Almeria circuit in southern Spain. The Triumph set faster lap times than the four-cylinder machines from the Japanese manufacturers which, combined with the testers’ favourable comments, gave the Daytona 675 a clear advantage.
Supertest is an annual event organised by 15 leading motorcycle magazines in the world with representation from Europe, Asia and the Americas. Each publication sends a test rider to the circuit, with each bike being scored on its best lap times and rider feedback. The Triumph remains unbeaten in the competition, having won each year since its introduction for the 2006 model year.
“Winning the title three years in a row is quite an achievement,” commented Triumph’s Commercial Director Tue Mantoni. “Our bike has proven itself against two generations of Japanese competition and is a great testament to our design and engineering teams. Our philosophy is to build motorcycles that are class leading, while remaining distinctively Triumph. Strong sales figures and winning comparison tests like Supertest are confirmation that our bikes are striking the correct chord with riders, and continue to motivate us in developing more new and exciting products for the coming years.”