Triumph Daytona 675 'underseat exhaust' model guide

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Early models

This was the bike that caused such a stir when it was released in 2006.  The triple engine was a welcome change from the options of either a four or a twin, and offered a compromise that works as well on the street as it does on track.
On this model you get multi way adjustable upside down forks, radial brakes with braided lines and one of the sharpest steering chassis in its class.
Identifying features of these earlier bikes are that the engine on this is painted grey and has circular exhaust ports, also the air intake on the front of the fairing is covered in a fine mesh.

First revision

After about two years, and roughly coinciding with the release of its sister model, the street triple, the daytona underwent a facelift; the engine was painted black and with it gained oval exhaust ports and a slightly higher rev limit. The oil capacity of the engine also changed, which was achieved by simply moving the marks on the dipstick slightly higher up. Other engine revisions included an improved oil pump (which will fit the earlier models too). These revisions helped allay fears that the earlier bike had reliability issues when used on the track. Modifications to the bikes ECU mean that Triumphs own quickshifter can be fitted with relative ease too. Finally, the gear ratio of first was changed, making it slightly closer to second gear.
From a cosmetic perspective, the intake on the nose of the bike dropped the mesh in favour of a horizontally barred grill. Bodywork is interchangeable between these and earlier bikes.

Special Editions

Essentially a cosmetic exercise, Triumph launched the 'special edition' in 2010, with a blue frame an pearl white body panels. Mechanically the bike remained the same.


In 2011 Triumph released another version of the bike, in parallel to the standard 675, but this time it was more focussed towards the track rider, yet still lost none of its road appeal. The new bike gained Ohlins suspension front and rear, plus Brembo brakes too, making a sharp handling bike even sharper. The engine and gearbox remained unchanged although getting the power down was made easier with the inclusion of a quickshifter.
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