Because we know what state of mind this special edition 2009 Triumph Daytona 675 induces, we’ll resume to saying that only 350 examples will be sold in the US while Europe is sure to get a greater number as it has first been announced for sale on the old continent. White painted and built on a blue frame, this bike here is a great example of the exquisite British taste. Hell, it’s even better than the Italian one, if you ask me, as it addresses to the average buyer and starts at $9,999.
Some riders simply can’t deal with the fact that they can only ride their motorcycles when the weather outside allows it and that’s how we end up seeing those same riders soaked and then on the verge of pneumonia. And even those riders find alternative solutions to their commuting and/or racing needs when dealing with ice covered surfaces, but the most consistent of those few left give another meaning to “alternative solutions”.
This here is a Triumph Daytona 675 especially modified to be raced on ice tracks. While the aftermarket exhaust and the absence of the headlights is nothing out of the ordinary for any racing bike, the spiked wheels look well out of place given the type of bike. It won’t lean as much as a regular shoed version, but it does the trick.
The English site Performance Bikes has created the latest hypothesis – a very accurate one, if you allow – regarding the 2010 Triumph Daytona 1050. Basing on the fact that Triumph will use the three-cylinder engine currently powering the Speed Triple and Tiger models, they designed basically a sharper Daytona 650 on steroids.
Indeed, the 2010 Triumph Daytona 1050 is expected to look much like his middleweight brother and the rendering, although very realistic, is a little exaggerated. For instance, those Audi-like headlights do look good, but would never light the bike’s way into the night while the passenger seat is rather narrow, but apart from that it shouts out loud the Triumph name.
With a single-sided swingarm –and the implicit Speed Triple wheel –, narrow body and two beautiful colors, this is one very good overall image of what Triumph will be adding to their lineup in 2010.
Having introduced the 2009 range of sport and naked bikes, Triumph now presents a promotional video inviting riders to go their own way. The video features the new Street Triple R among a multitude of choices: Daytona 675, Street Triple, Speed Triple, Tiger and Sprint ST.
Triumph has its own special way of celebrating its entry in the World Supersport Championship as Together with the Scuderia SC Team, it has created the Garry McCoy World Supersport replica of the Daytona 675.
The bike not only celebrates the first year for Triumph racing in the World Supersport Championship, but also the Triumph-SC partnership so the new approach towards this bike had to be a little different. In fact, they’ve made it look like a racing bike with headlights, two seats and mirrors, something that puts Triumph on the map.
Because we are talking about a street bike, the Garry McCoy replica was kept “pretty much” the same. I am here referring to the tuning cylinder head and gas flowing, camshaft inlet and valve kit. Though it is improper said the same as he power commander Dynojet increases performance and Termignoni full titanium race system deals with the extra power, making the bike sound as good as it looks. It still had to remain stable through the corners so the FG Gubellini was the perfect solution for the question mark appearing in the minds of Triumph engineers.
Of course, it had to feature the Garry McCoy replica paintwork and Triumph SC decal kit and there have also been added carbon parts such as the front and rear mudguards and frame protections.
So if you were considering on buying a Triumph Daytona 675, you can now have the tuned-up and special painted version for 14,000 euros. Isn’t that great? But what if you already have a Daytona and wish to upgrade it like this? No problem at all as the kit can also be sold separately for 3,500 Euros, but you’ll have to deal with the mounting in this case.
The friends at SuperBike Magazine have made a reflective comparison between the most addictive middleweight superbike motorcycles, the Ducati 848, the Honda CBR600RR, the Suzuki GSX-R 600 and the Triumph Daytona 675. What results is a lot of fun and a competitive track incursion.