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Triumph removes the Daytona 675 off its shelves

Triumph removes the Daytona 675 off its shelves

But fret not. They might already be developing a new one now

Earlier this week, Triumph removed their only fully-faired machine from their lineup on showroom floors and on their official websites. The demise of their 675cc Daytona Supersports was etched the day Euro IV emission norms came into existence. And with the decline of superbike sales across the globe, Triumph decided to let go of their capable machine.

But we don’t think it is the end of the line for the Daytona brand. Back in June last year, the British motorcycle manufacturer had announced their entry into the world of motorsports by replacing Honda as the engine manufacturer for the Moto2 Motorcycles from the 2019 season. Making use of the talented 765cc Triumph Street Triple engine, the folks at the racing department are putting all their resources into tuning this three-pot motor into a dedicated Moto2 worthy engine.

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2016 - 2017 Triumph Daytona 675 / Daytona 675 R

2016 - 2017 Triumph Daytona 675 / Daytona 675 R

A Big Name To Live Up To And Just The Bike To Do It

Back in the early 2000s, Triumph’s four-cylinder, middleweight sportbikes were taking a beating by the 600 cc bikes from the Big Four in Japan. The solution? Drop a cylinder, boost the cubes and start a nearly complete, ground-up rebuild based off the old Daytona 600 chassis. The result? A decidedly nimble and powerful supersport packed away in a deceptively small package. After a number of changes, and the addition of the Daytona 675 R in 2011 that went on to win the Daytona 200 in ’14, the Daytona family moved into the ’2017 model year with many of the features that made the range a success, and a few new ones too. Join me while I dissect this British Rose and try to discover why its fanbase is so rabid, far beyond the usual national/brand loyalty we see all the time.

Continue reading for my review of the Triumph Daytona 675 and Daytona 675 R.

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2016 Triumph Speed Triple S / Speed Triple R

2016 Triumph Speed Triple S / Speed Triple R

When I hear the name “Triumph,” my mind immediately goes to the old classic styles, or the new bikes made to look like the old classic style, and always within cruiser/standard bracket.

Given the long history of cruiser and Western-style performance bikes, it’s easy to forget that Trumpet has been making performance streetfighters in more of an Italian or Japanese style in the form of its Speed Triple family. The name is a reference to the old Speed Twin, and the Triple family tree has grown through a few branches to bring us to the almost all-new-for-2016 Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R.

As more and more Western riders — Americans specifically — become more aware and covetous of performance road machines from someone other than the Big Four in Japan, I expect this family will make a suitable candidate if your short list includes some of the streetfighters from Beemer, MV Agusta, KTM, Ducati and the like. Join me while I check out the new stuff Trumpet has in store for us this year.

Continue reading for my review of the Triumph Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R.

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2014 Triumph Sprint GT

2014 Triumph Sprint GT

The Triumph Sprint GT was always considered one of the best sports tourers from the market and there is no wonder why, as it is packed with a comprehensive list of smart features that were designed to make your ride as enjoyable as it can be.

Starting with the sleek style and finishing with the twin spar aluminium frame, the Triumph Sprint GT was especially designed to offer superior touring performances.

The motorcycle is built around a liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3 cylinder engine with a capacity of 1050cc. The engine is mated to a six speed gearbox with wet, multi-plate clutch.

As far as practicality is concerned, the Triumph Sprint GT is available with spacious 31 litre, colour-coded panniers and a practical topbox all of which offers a combined luggage capacity of 117 litres.

Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Sprint GT.

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2014 Triumph Daytona 675

2014 Triumph Daytona 675

The Triumph Daytona 675 is a fast motorcycle that was created with sporty performances in mind. The motorcycle is propelled by a fresh 675 cc, liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder engine which features twin injectors per cylinder, titanium valves and a 14,400 red line.

The motorcycle’s engine generates a maximum power of 128 PS at 12500 rpm and 74 Nm of torque at 11900 rpm. All this power is kept under control by a six speed transmission with wet, multi-plate, slipper clutch. In terms of efficiency the new Triumph Daytona 657 offers an average a fuel consumption of 68.36mpg.

The motorcycle rides on cast aluminium alloy 5-Spoke 17 inch wheels which are shod in 120/70 ZR 17 front and 180/55 ZR 17 rear tires.

The Triumph Daytona 675 can be yours for no less than $ 11,599.

Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Daytona 675 ABS.

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2014 Triumph Daytona 675R

2014 Triumph Daytona 675R

The R version of the Triumph Daytona 675 was specially developed for the track. The bike features a pretty aggressive character and is equipped with technologies developed using the experience gained by Triumph on the race track.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a new frame with revised geometry which is paired with a new rigid aluminium swingarm. The Triumph Daytona 675R is also fitted with Öhlins suspensions, Brembo brakes, a quickshifter and a 4.6us Gallon fuel tank.

The motorcycle weighs 184 kg (wet) and is built around a 675cc, liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder engine which delivers a maximum output of 128PS at 12500 rpm and 74NM of torque at 11900 rpm. The unit is mated to a six speed close ratio transmission which returns a fuel consumption of 68.36mpg.

As far as prices are concerned, the Triumph Daytona 675R can be yours for no less than $13,499.

Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Daytona 675R.

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Triumph Castrol Rocket hopes to break the land speed record

Triumph Castrol Rocket hopes to break the land speed record

When it comes to speed, Triumph has a pretty glorious past as it used to hold the title of “World’s Fastest Motorcycle” from 1955 to 1970.

The company is now determined to reclaim this title. Therefore they’ve developed a totally fresh concept that promises to break the actual 376.156 mph land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The team behind this project is made of three men namely Matt Markstaller, Bob Carpenter, and Jason DiSalvo with the latter being the Rocket’s pilot.

The new Castrol Rocket looks more like a fighter jet than a motorcycle and is propelled by two 2,300cc Rocket III engines which deliver a combined output of 1000 hp at 9000 rpm and 500 ft. lbs of torque. The 2013 edition Castrol Rocket features Carbon Kevlar monocoque construction and it is 25.5’ long, 2’ wide and 3’ tall. This rocket on two wheels is powered by methanol fuel and it engines use Castrol 4T 10W40 full synthetic oil.

Talking about the Castrol Rocket, Triumps declared: “The Castrol Rocket is unique in that it’s a 1,000-horsepower motorcycle built like a fighter jet. The project is undergoing testing this week at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah. The goal is an eventual 400-mph-plus record-breaking run. The current American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) motorcycle land speed record is 376.156 mph, set in 2010, by Rocky Robinson with the Ack Attack streamliner.”

The Rocket’s pilot Jason DiSalvo said: “Land speed racing is the purest form of motorsport. It’s about bringing all of your ingenuity, resources and determination together for a constant battle against the elements. The salt surface has little traction. The wind pushes against you from every side. But what’s really special about Bonneville Land Speed Racing is the people. The conditions are so challenging that for the past 100 years, racers with little else in common, have banded together to support and encourage each other to become the world’s fastest.”

Hit the jump for the video, specifications and more pictures.

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2013 Triumph Daytona 675

2013 Triumph Daytona 675

If you like the sporty character of the Daytona 675R, but you crave for a more relaxed riding experience then you should take a closer look at the standard Daytona 675.

The Daytona 675 comes with the same sporty design and fresh engine as the R version, but it has a more serene character which is oriented more toward comfort and les toward sport riding.

Compared to the previous versions, the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675 comes with re-designed frame which is significantly smaller, lighter and narrower than before. You also get a bigger airbox, new swingarm, lighter wheels and a few design modifications which help the motorcycle to “cut” the air easier.

Power comes from a liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder engine with a capacity of 675cc. The unit delivers a maximum output of 126 bhp at 12500rpm and 74Nm of torque at 11900 rpm.

Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Daytona 675.

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2012 Triumph Street Triple

2012 Triumph Street Triple

Triumph’s Street Triple has been one of the success stories of recent years, topping the sales charts and collecting numerous accolades along the way.
Fusing the style and attitude of the Speed Triple with the agility of the Daytona 675, and delivering it all for a very competitive price, the Street Triple wowed the industry when it arrived in 2008 and continues to dominate the middleweight naked sports bike class.

The Street Triple gains a new look for 2012, featuring aggressive new headlights from the bigger Speed Triple and a host of detail changes to keep it ahead of middleweight competition.

Designed alongside the Daytona 675 and sharing the same engine and frame, the Street Triple packs a powerful 105bhp punch at 11,700rpm and delivers a peak 50 lb-ft. of torque. The Street Triple’s 675cc three-cylinder engine has been tuned for incredibly strong low- to mid-range performance and delivers an exhilarating ride that can be enjoyed by riders of all ages and experience.

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2013 Triumph Daytona 675R

2013 Triumph Daytona 675R

The new 2013 Triumph Daytona is offered with many fresh features which enhance its racer character and make it ready for the track. Starting with the sleek design and finishing with the new triple motor, the bike has all it needs to give you an unforgiveable rush of adrenaline every time you get behind the handlebar.

Talking about the engine, the Triumph Daytona 675R is equipped with a completely new Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder unit with a capacity of 675cc. The cylinder block is made of solid aluminium with ceramic coated liners. Thanks to this feature, it was possible to raise the engine’s power from 125ps to 128ps and the torque from 73Nm to 75Nm. The rev limit was also increased to 14,400 rpm, with a larger bore and shorter stroke, while the peak power is now achieved at 12,600rpm.

Besides the new engine, the 2013 Triumph Daytona also comes with new frame geometry, Brembo breaks, a quick shifter, carbin trim, mass centralisation and race-derived suspension.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675R.

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2013 Triumph Daytona 675R

2013 Triumph Daytona 675R

After it was surprised in numerous spy shots during various testings, the new 2013 Triumph Daytona 675 R was finally revealed to the public at the EICMA Motor Show together with the base 675 model. The bike features a new look and fresh color schemes, a tasty red subframe and many carbon fiber (for the hugger, silencer heat shield and front mudguard).

The model comes with a standard-fit quick shifter and a strong engine that delivers a maximum output of 125 hp at 12,600 rpm and 72 Nm of torque. Other distinctive features are the dynamic arrow slip found on the silencer, the single seat cowl and the sporty CNC machine levers.

Another addition for 2013 is represented by the fresh instrument panel which now comes with a lap timer, programmable gear change indicator and a gear indicator.

We also need to send a shout at the sporty exhaust and the factory race kit. Not to mention, the front 308mm brake discs and the brembo four-piston radial monoblock calipers which are always ready to stop the bike in no time.

As far as pricing goes, the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675R starts at $13,999, while the base model costs $11,599.

Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Daytona 675 and 675R.

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2012 Triumph Sprint GT

2012 Triumph Sprint GT

The name of this bike is the perfect way to describe its all-world capabilities. When you need something that can drive up short - and long - distances at a drop of a hat, the Triumph Sprint GT is as good an option as you can find.

Offering a unique blend of sporting ability and touring practicality, the Sprint GT is the picture of versatility, whether its through the design, the performance credentials, or even its handling capabilities.

One of the most distinguished features of the Sprint GT are the high-quality color-coded saddlebags, all of which are standard on the Sprint GT and operated with the ignition key. Each saddlebag can hold up to 31 liters of luggage and have been designed to hold a large full-faced helmet. In addition to an impressive cargo space, the Sprint GT also makes a name for itself for being a comfortable ride for both the rider and the passenger. At the forefront of the Sprint GT is a dual seat that’s both roomy and generously padded. A large grab rail is also fitted as standard and doubles as a luggage rack. New reflector-type headlights have been developed to ensure safety and luminous lighting, especially during the nighttime. The Sprint GT’s high specification also includes an onboard computer as part of the three-dial cockpit layout, featuring a clock, fuel consumption, journey time, range-to-empty, and average speed readouts.

More than just the comprehensive design details, the Sprint GT does its name proud courtesy of a 1050cc three-cylinder engine that produces 128 brake horsepower and 80 lb/ft of torque. Likewise, the chassis, which was developed from the Sprint ST, features a stylish aluminum frame with single-sided swing arm while four-piston caliper brakes are developments of the Sprint ST’s items, with ABS fitted as standard.

Find out more about the Triumph Sprint GT after the jump.

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2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

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.

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2012 Triumph Daytona 675

2012 Triumph Daytona 675

Triumph’s stable of motorcycles offers a list of some of the best bikes money can buy. Of these models, the one that attracts competitive riders is the Daytona 675, a bike that not only poses impressive qualities on the road, but has also set a new standard in the ultra-competitive supersport class.

For the 2012 model, Triumph dressed up the Daytona 675 with a fresh new look, thanks to new graphics and finishes, as well as a choice between Phantom Black or Diablo Red color options. In addition, the bike also receives new “Daytona” decals and a Daytona 675R-style Jet Black bellypan, all complemented with new dark finishes to the footrest hangers and brake discs. The 2012 machine also features new clutch and generator covers, embossed with the Triumph logo, and made to look like the multi-purpose rocket that it is.

A full range of race-inspired Triumph accessories are available for the Daytona 675, including carbon parts, Arrow slip-on exhaust, quickshifter, and Öhlins rear suspension unit.

The latest-specification Daytona 675 carries a 675cc three-cylinder engine that delivers 124 brake horsepower at 12,600rpm to go with a class-leading 53 lb/ft of torque, making it one of the most impressive and versatile sportsbikes not just in Triumph’s stable, but in the entire market altogether. The engine itself is an integral part of the overall design, with the stacked gearbox allowing for a very compact powerplant that contributes to one of the lightest and most balanced supersport bikes on the market.

Finally, the Daytona 675 is well equipped in the chassis department, too, thanks in part to fully-adjustable 41mm inverted front forks and a rear mono shock unit, both of which benefit from sophisticated high- and low-speed damping control, allowing riders to set their Daytona 675s up for maximum accuracy while retaining a plush ride.

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

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2011 Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC

Triuph has unveiled the first details on the 2011 Tiger 800, offered in both road and off-rod versions, last one called XC. The last one will be distinguished by specia tires, 21-inch front wheel and extended front mudguard. The standard version will be offered with 19-inch front wheel and non-tubed tires.

For 2011 Triumph will be powered by a stroked out version of the Triumph Daytona 675. The 800 cc engine will deliver a few lees horse power than in the Dayton model (where it delivers 124bhp and 53lb/ft). SO, with a total weight of 440lbs and a power of aprox. 110 HP, the Triumph 800 will be lighter and a little more powerful than the BMW F800GS.

The 2011 800 will also be offered with a steel tube frame, a beefier bash guard and an Arrow exhaust.

No words yet on how much the motorcycle will cost or when it will go on sale.

Updated 11/05/2010: The new Trimph Tiger 800 and 800XC made their world debut in Italy at the EICMA Show. The Tiger 800 offers outstanding accessibility and maneuverability with cast alloy wheels and, thanks to the adjustable seat that’s on both models, a seat height as low as 31.9 inches to make it an adventure bike for the masses. The taller Tiger 800XC, meanwhile, delivers true off-road capability thanks to its longer-travel suspension and 21” spoke front wheel. With its higher riding position, the Tiger 800XC provides a commanding view of the road ahead and absorbs even the worst road conditions.

Press release after the jump.

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Triumph Daytona 675 Audi LEDs rendering

Triumph Daytona 675 Audi LEDs rendering

There’s little you can reproach to Triumph about the way their Daytona 675 looks, but ways to make it better are continuously found both by tuners and owners around the world. What we’ve recently came across is actually a supposition regarding to weather Audi-like LED headlamps further enhance the aggressive note of middleweight British sports bike.

We think this looks quite striking and might catch on to the motorcycle industry as well, but in the end it’s all up to the Hinckley-based company to make their move as result of feedback from fans.

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2010 Triumph Limited Edition models

2010 Triumph Limited Edition models

Triumph’s 2010 model range has two new Special Edition models, the Daytona 675 SE and Thunderbird SE.

The British manufacturer’s high spec middleweight supersport bike, the Daytona 675 SE stands out both from the standard model and from the previous SE model thanks to new flank graphics, white striped wheel, race-inspired brake and clutch levers and a host of carbon parts from Triumph’s accessories catalogue. This bike will hit dealerships on March 1st and have a price tag of $12,700.

In what the 2010 Triumph Thunderbird SE is concerned, it comes with standard ABS and gets the all-new Carnival Red color. Various genuine Triumph accessories are available for this model too. Expect to find the 2010 Thunderbird SE in dealerships from early March with an MSRP of $18,900.

Apart from the above mentioned, both bikes are technically unchanged from their standard siblings.

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