Triumph's Daytona 675 has been revised and updated for the 2009 season.
Triumph press release:
Triumph’s award-winning Daytona 675 has been revised and updated for the 2009 season with a host of modifications to improve the bike’s already class-leading handling and performance.
The bike that caused such a stir when it became the first three-cylinder machine to enter the supersport class now weighs in at 3kg less and develops 3PS more power than its predecessor.
Triumph’s R&D department has taken an evolutionary approach with the 2009 Daytona, using experience gained from racing in the 2008 Supersport World Championship to develop the new machine.
The latest specification 675cc three cylinder engine utilises a 450rpm higher rev limit than the 2008 model, while the hydraulic cam chain tensioner and higher ratio first gear have jumped straight from the race kit to become standard equipment for the road. The new exhaust system, 2kg lighter than on previous models, recalibrated fuel injection and revised cylinder head, with new valves and a modified combustion chamber, contribute to a power plant pumping out 128PS at 12,600rpm and revving to a 13,950rpm redline. A new magnesium cam cover also contributes to the weight-saving and, as a further benefit to racers and track day enthusiasts, Triumph will be offering a ‘plug and play’ quick shifter as part of its genuine accessories range.
As could be expected from a bike with such sporting aspirations, the Daytona 675 comes equipped with top-of-the-line suspension and brakes. The fully-adjustable 41mm upside down forks and rear mono shock unit both benefit from highly sophisticated high and low speed damping control, allowing riders to set their Daytona up with maximum accuracy. New radial-mount Nissin monobloc front brakes give even greater levels of stopping power and rider feedback, and new wheels give significant savings in unsprung weight and help the bike change direction more easily. The latest Pirelli Super Corsa SP tyres have been specified for their outstanding levels of both grip and feedback.
It’s not just the performance that’s been enhanced – the 2009 Daytona 675 has also been restyled, with a new cockpit, headlamp and screen. It comes in two colour options, Jet Black and Tornado Red, and will come with a full range of official accessories. The Triumph race kit means the Daytona 675 will be competitive on the track at all levels, from club to world championship.
The price of the updated Daytona will be $14890.00 plus O.R.C.