When you’re looking for a road and track-ready supersport machine that’s itching to be unleashed out into the world, there aren’t a lot of bikes in the market that can be considered better choices than the Daytona 675R.

Taking the already sublime Daytona 675 as its base, the 675R is the fruit of a successful collaboration between Triumph’s engineers and Swedish suspension specialists Öhlins. Together, the two companies have created a machine that can really be appreciated on the circuit by expert riders.

The carbon fiber-clad Daytona 675R is the picture of a sexy beast. It comes with a hugger, an exhaust heat shield, a front mudguard, a standard-fit quick shifter, and the Daytona 675’s comprehensive instrumentation, which includes a lap timer and programmable gear change lights. A range of official Triumph accessories are also available for the Daytona 675R, including an Arrow slip-on exhaust, race-style CNC machined levers, and single seat cowl.

Mechanically the Daytona 675R features the same powertrain as that of the standard Daytona 675 - a powerful 675cc liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder engine - delivering an impressive 124 brake horsepower at 12,600rpm to go with a class-leading 53 lb/ft of torque. This setup makes it as engaging and flattering as any supersports bike on the market today.

As far as Öhlins is concerned, the leading authority in suspension systems contributed its revolutionary 43mm NIX30 forks, a system that’s usually only found on the racetrack or ultra-exotic Italian machines, and its MotoGP-developed TTX36 rear suspension unit. Radially mounted Monobloc calipers and a radial master cylinder from Italian specialist Brembo were specified to ensure the Daytona 675R also has class-leading stopping power.

Find out more about the Triumph Daytona 675R after the jump.

  • 2012 Triumph Daytona 675R
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    124 @ 12600
  • MPG(Cty):
  • MPG(Hwy):
  • Torque @ RPM:
    53 @ 11700
  • Energy:
    Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with forced air induction and SAI

Engine and Transmission

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Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 675cc
Bore/Stroke 74 x 52.3mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with forced air induction and SAI
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 system with valve in secondary and under seat silencer
Final Drive O ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed, close ratio
Oil Capacity 3.5 litres (0.9 US gals)

Chassis Running Gears and Displays

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Frame Aluminum beam twin-spar
Swingarm Braced, twin-sided, aluminum alloy with adjustable pivot position
Front Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 5.5in
Front 120/70 ZR17
Rear 180/55 ZR17
Front Öhlins 43mm upside down NIX30 forks with adjustable
preload, rebound and compression damping, 110mm travel
Rear Öhlins TTX36 twin tube monoshock with piggy back reservoir,
rebound and compression damping, 130mm rear wheel travel
Front Twin 308mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston radial
mono-block calipers
Rear Single 220mm disc, Nissin single piston caliper
Front Brake Master Brembo radial master cylinder 18mm diameter
Instrument Display/
LCD multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, analogue tachometer, lap timer, gear position indicator, programmable gear change lights and clock
675R Model Only Carbon fibre cockpit infills, rear hugger, silencer heat shield and front mudguard. Quickshifter as standard

Dimensions and Capacities

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Length 2020mm (79.5in)
Width 710mm (27.9in)
Height without mirrors 1105mm (43.5in)
Seat Height 830mm (32.7in)
Wheelbase 1395mm (54.9in)
Rake/Trail 23.9º/89.1mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.4 litres (4.6 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 185kg (407lbs)

Performance and Fuel efifciency

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Maximum Power 125PS / 124bhp / 92km @ 12600rpm
Maximum Torque 72Nm / 53ft.lbs @ 11700rpm
City 46 MPG
Highway 50 MPG


Total Motorcycle----“Improving on perfection. Specially developed suspension from Öhlins. Born from the highest levels of competition. Exquisitely made, fully-adjustable for you. Race inspired. Want more? Brembo monoblocs. Look great. Stunning stopping power. Quickshifter. Shaving tenths. Distinctive graphics, carbon parts. That engine. 675cc. 125PS. Class beating torque. The ultimate trackday tool.”

Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
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