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2012 Triumph Daytona 675R Comparison Photo Gallery

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.

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The Daytona 675R is a great bang-for-the-buck offering high-end components at a reasonable cost.
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The Ohlins fork was plush on the street but also offers excellent road control on the track too.
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The Triumph has the tallest seat and the most demanding overall riding stance.
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Brembo monoblocs offered the most initial bite when braking.
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Aside from an electronic quick-shifter the Triumph doesn’t offer any other form of electronics.
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The Ohlins suspension performs great and worked well straight out of the box with little adjustment.
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The Daytona’s styling is getting a little long in the tooth as compared to the fresh face of the MV Agusta F3.
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The Triumph’s handling was rated the best offering fast and precise feel.
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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.
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The Triumph is also very refined—almost to the level of the spectacular Suzuki.
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The Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires complement the bike’s chassis and serve up great grip and road feel.
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The Daytona’s ergonomics proved to be the most demanding on the street.
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All of our testers loved riding the Triumph due to its charismatic engine and easy handling.
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It’s hard to find any glaring problems with the Triumph.
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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.
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Our only real complaint in the drivetrain department is its lack of a racing-style slipper clutch.
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The Triumph’s electronic quickshifter is a big plus when accelerating off corners.
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The Daytona’s brakes are strong but air air in the system made them feel inconsistent when the level was initially depressed.
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The Triumph has a smooth powerband second only to that of the GSX-R.
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Middleweight Sportbike Shootout horsepower chart.
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Middleweight Sportbike Shootout torque chart.