Triumph announced the most awaited and anticipated replacement for its Inline-3-powered Daytona 675 and up-spec 675R sportbikes, 2013 Triumph Daytona 675. The Daytona 675‘s engine employs a larger cylinder bore and shorter piston stroke. And it will produce max power at the expense of reduced bottom-end performance. The displacement is same at 675CC. The engine titanium valve allowing it to 14,400 rpm. Triumph engineers fitted another trio of fuel-injectors to supplement the primary sprayers.
It’s peak Horsepower is claimed to have increased by 2-ponies to 126hp and maximum torque also been boosted by two and rated at 55.3 lb-ft. The unit is said to reduce clutch lever pull while offering some degree of rear wheel stability during hard braking or deceleration. The ‘R’ model expands performance with the standard fitment of an electronic quick shifter. Suspension continues to be sourced from KYB on the base model though it has yet to release exact specification on the componentry. Both bikes roll on lighter five-spoke aluminum wheels paired with the latest version of Pirelli’s track-grade Diablo Supercorsa SP tires.
Braking hardware has been updated with the standard machine getting a pair of monoblock-style Nissin calipers while the ‘R’ uses authentic monoblocks from Brembo. A multi-mode anti-lock system is available and it includes a dedicated ‘track setting’.
Bikes should begin trickling into U.S. dealerships February, 2013, carrying a price of $11,599 ($600 price increase over ’12 model) for the standard and $14,499 for the R ($1800 increase).