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2012 Triumph Daytona 675R Comparison Photo Gallery
The Triumph Daytona continues to look fresh due in part to the fitment of its premium braking and suspension hardware.
Triumph’s Daytona sportbike goes head-to-head against the competition in this middleweight sportbike shootout. Find out how it did in the
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R Comparison
The Daytona 675R is a great bang-for-the-buck offering high-end components at a reasonable cost.
The Ohlins fork was plush on the street but also offers excellent road control on the track too.
The Triumph has the tallest seat and the most demanding overall riding stance.
Brembo monoblocs offered the most initial bite when braking.
Aside from an electronic quick-shifter the Triumph doesn’t offer any other form of electronics.
The Ohlins suspension performs great and worked well straight out of the box with little adjustment.
The Daytona’s styling is getting a little long in the tooth as compared to the fresh face of the MV Agusta F3.
The Triumph’s handling was rated the best offering fast and precise feel.
With its playful engine and strong mid-range it can be easy to get a little carried away on the Triumph as pro free style rider Aaron Colton demonstrates.
The Triumph is also very refined—almost to the level of the spectacular Suzuki.
The Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires complement the bike’s chassis and serve up great grip and road feel.
The Daytona’s ergonomics proved to be the most demanding on the street.
All of our testers loved riding the Triumph due to its charismatic engine and easy handling.
It’s hard to find any glaring problems with the Triumph.
Strong mid-range is a hallmark trait of the Triumph’s Triple-cylinder engine. It needs a bit more top-end however to run with the MV.
Our only real complaint in the drivetrain department is its lack of a racing-style slipper clutch.
The Triumph’s electronic quickshifter is a big plus when accelerating off corners.
The Daytona’s brakes are strong but air air in the system made them feel inconsistent when the level was initially depressed.
The Triumph has a smooth powerband second only to that of the GSX-R.
Middleweight Sportbike Shootout horsepower chart.
Middleweight Sportbike Shootout torque chart.
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