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Triumph Daytona 675 Panik RacingTrack Bike

The Triumph Daytona 675 is a 600 cc class sport bike built by Triumph Motorcycles since 2006, to replace the Daytona 650.

Triumph Daytona 675 development started in 2000 following the launch of the TT600. The TT600 represented Triumph’s first modern middle weight sports motorcycle. A decision was made to manufacture a machine closer aligned with traditional Triumph values. A notable technical decision was the selection of a three cylinder engine as the power plant, instead of the four cylinder used by the TT600 and the other 600 cc supersport motorcycles.

In 2001, soon after the completion of the similarly three cylinder powered Triumph Daytona 955i, Triumph began engineering analysis to work out weight, engine performance in power and torque. Pleased with the figures, the project moved to the full concept phase in March 2002.

Initial chassis development work was done using a chopped Daytona 600 chassis. Triumph moved the wheelbase, adjusted the head angle, and modified the tank. This new configuration exhibited better performance than the original Daytona 600, forming a basis to compare against competitive bikes such as the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R and Honda CBR600RR. While engine development had not been completed, computer aided chassis development continued with the data collected from these tests.

Design work for the Daytona 675 proceeded, producing a primarily black design based on the Daytona 600. However, this initial design was discarded as great British designs of the 1960s had “a flowing curved design – no sharp angular aggressive edges”. A member of the engineering team produced a concept drawing of the 675 as a naked bike. Styling was based upon this concept drawing and that of the earlier T595 model. Styling development continued in house, staying close to spirit of earlier Triumph design. Market research groups made up of a variety of different classes of sportbike riders chose the latter design of bike which was refined and adopted for production.

The newly developed engine was first tested on a dynamometer in May 2003. Final development combining styling, engine, chassis into a prototype quickly followed. Prototype testing started in late 2004.

The newly developed engine was first tested on a dynamometer in May 2003. Final development combining styling, engine, chassis into a prototype quickly followed. Prototype testing started in late 2004.

The Daytona 675 was officially launched at the NEC International Motorcycle and Scooter Show in 2005. UK-based Bike was given an exclusive test ride prior to the official launch, impressing the magazine test rider. The magazine declared it “the best British sportsbike ever” and “possibly one of the greatest sportsbikes of all time”.

The Daytona 675 won the Supersport category for the Masterbike 2006 (finishing third overall), and won again in 2007.

A 24 hour race track test by Performance Bikes Magazine in the February 2007 edition placed a Daytona 675 against a Suzuki GSX-R750 over a 24 hour period which did not yield a positive result for the Daytona. The Daytona 675 did not complete the race test due to a severe mechanical failure. Later analysis indicated that the engine had suffered a broken valve which is thought to have occurred due to incorrect servicing. Prior to the failure the Daytona had been consistently outpacing the Suzuki on the course, averaging 0.7 seconds a lap faster (despite lower engine capacity and power). The magazine concludes (as suggested by Triumph) that this appeared to be an isolated case attributable most likely to incorrect assembly during pre-race servicing.

Jessica Derrin Modifications:

  • White power rear shock
  • Race pattern quick shifter.
  • Exhaust is an Arrow Full titanium system.
  • 520 race chain
  • Pirelli Super corsa SC2 race tyres
  • Custom pearl pink paint by Panik Race Paint
  • Gilles Rearsets
2011 675R
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 675 cc (41.2 cu in)
Bore/Stroke 74.0 mm × 52.3 mm (2.91 in × 2.06 in)
Compression ratio 12.65:1
Fuel system Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with forced air induction
Ignition Digital – inductive type – via electronic engine management system
Primary drive Gear
Final drive O ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed, close ratio
Cycle Parts
Frame Aluminium beam twin spar
Swingarm Braced, twin-sided, aluminium alloy with adjustable pivot position
Front wheel Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke, 17-by-3.5-inch (432 mm × 89 mm)
Rear wheel Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke, 17-by-5.5-inch (430 mm × 140 mm)
Front tyre 120/70 ZR 17
Rear tyre 180/55 ZR 17
Front suspension 41 mm (1.6 in) USD forks with adjustable pre-load, rebound and compression damping 41 mm (1.6 in) USD forks with adjustable preload, rebound and high/low speed compression damping, 120 mm travel Öhlins 43mm upside down NIX30 forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, 110mm travel
Rear suspension Monoshock with piggy back reservoir adjustable for pre-load, rebound and compression damping Monoshock with piggy back reservoir adjustable for preload, rebound and high/low speed comporession damping, 130 mm rear wheel travel Öhlins TTX36 twin tube monoshock with piggy back reservoir, adjustable, rebound and compression damping, 130mm rear wheel travel
Front brakes Twin 308 mm (12.1 in) floating discs, 4 piston radial callipers with radial master cylinder Twin 308 mm (12.1 in) floating discs, Nissin 4 piston radial monobloc calipers Twin 308mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston radial mono-block calipers
Rear brakes Single 220 mm (8.7 in) disc, single piston calliper Single 220 mm disc, Nissin single piston caliper
Length 2,010 mm (79 in) 2,020 mm (80 in)
Width 710 mm (28 in)
Height 1,109 mm (43.7 in) 1,105 mm (43.5 in)
Seat height 825 mm (32.5 in) 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase 1,392 mm (54.8 in) 1,415 mm (55.7 in) 1,395 mm (54.9 in)
Rake/Trail 23.5°/86.8 mm (3.42 in) 23.9º/89.1 mm (3.51 in)
Weight (dry) 389 lb (176 kg)
363.7 lb (165.0 kg)
363.7 lb (165.0 kg)
356 lb (161 kg)
Weight (wet) 417 lb (189 kg)
407 lb (185 kg)
Fuel tank capacity 17.4 litres (3.8 imp gal; 4.6 US gal)
Maximum power 123 hp (92 kW) @ 12,500 rpm 123 hp (92 kW) @ 12,500 rpm 123 hp (92 kW) @ 12,500 rpm 124 hp (92 kW) @ 12,600 rpm
Maximum torque 53.3 lbf·ft (72.3 N·m) @ 11,750 rpm 53.3 lbf·ft (72.3 N·m) @ 11.750 rpm 53 lbf·ft (72 N·m) @ 11,700 rpm