Photos of the 2005 Triumph Daytona 650 2005 Triumph Daytona 650 First Ride
- Seen here in attack mode, the blazing yellow Trumpet works just as well at street speeds.
- What you're looking at here is one of the most enviable powerbands among middleweight motorcycles, with more punch on the bottom end than its competitors.
- Unlike the latest crop of 600s, the Daytona ergonomics are relatively tame.
- Short gearing and a snappy motor makes for good fun.
- The Daytona 650 has a strong punch when exiting corners thanks to its meaty midrange power.
- Fast guys will eventually drag the Daytona's lowish pegs.
- It won't win any AMA Pro Racing categories, but the Daytona can certainly be hustled around a racetrack.
- The Daytona's wide tank is one reason the bike feels big at the track.
- Perhaps the Daytona's best feature is its $7999 price tag - it's a lot of bike for the money.
- This angle shows off the complex and beautiful shapes of the Triumph's bodywork. It also shows some ill-fitting panel joints.
- A good look at the many knife-edged angles of the Daytona.
- 2005 Triumph Daytona 650
- A side-mount exhaust and a conventional fork help keep costs down.
- Though its styling didn't please all our tastes, some believed that it is the Daytona's best quality.
- With its myriad cuts and angles, the Daytona can be seen as similar to a Stealth Fighter or a wrinkled shirt.