If we are talking about the top track focussed machines made till date then in no way can we exclude Triumph Daytona 675R. Daytona’s development started in 2000 following the launch of TT600 which represented the first middle weight sports motorcycles. And it was Triumph Motorcycles' first in-line four-cylinder 600 cc sportbike, designed to compete in the world's most competitive motorcycle class, the fuel-injected middleweight category. Its production stopped in 2003, soon after TT600 was discontinued, Triumph knew what will be their next step.
The iconic British manufacturer launched Daytona 675 at the 2005 NEC International Motorcycle and Scooter Show and prior to the launch Daytona was test ridden by UK-Based Bike magazine’s test rider and the magazine declared it "the best British sportsbike ever" and "possibly one of the greatest sportsbikes of all time".
Daytona runs on a 675cc Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder engine that produces 118.5bhp of maximum power at 12304 rpm and 70.18Nm of torque at 9900rpm. Daytona weighs only 189kgs and so it excels tremendously when it comes to power to weight ratio. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission, and utilizes 76x49.58 Bore to Stroke ratio.
It is equipped with 17.4l of fuel tank and has a maximum fuel consumption of 68.4mpg. Its seat height is 830mm from the ground while the wheelbase is 1375mm long. At the front it is equipped with Twin 310mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston radial mono-block calipers brakes with switchable ABS and at the rear it comes with Single 220mm disc, Brembo single piston caliper, switchable ABS. Daytona utilizes a Braced, twin-sided, aluminium alloy with adjustable pivot position Swingarm and the whole body structure is built around Aluminium beam twin spar frame at the front and 2 piece high pressure die cast frame at the rear.
The bike features a bunch of technical wizardry, including
optional TMPS (tyre pressure monitoring system), and
The Daytona already had a lap timer, two trip computers, gear change indicators, shift lights and a clock. Now, the 675Rs instruments are also configured to show fuel gauge, tyre pressures (where optional Tyre Pressure Monitoring System is fitted) and ABS switching. So you know more of what’s going on as you ride. Talking about the ABS fitted on the Daytona, it comes with a switchable ABS that weighs only 1.5kgs and can be programmed to allow the rear wheel drift. The system allows more aggressive braking in good conditions meaning that ABS will only activate when crossing wet surfaces or the side of the track.
Daytona utilizes Öhlins 43mm upside down NIX30 forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping having 120mm travel suspensions at the front while the rear suspension duties are performed by Öhlins TTX36 twin tube monoshock with piggy back reservoir, adjustable, rebound and compression damping having 133mm rear wheel travel.
Dayton is available at a price tag of INR 12,14,550.00 Ex Showroom Delhi and can be easily booked for a testride on the official Indian website of Triumph.