The British motorcycle maker, Triumph revealed its much awaited Daytona 675 and Daytona 675R sportsbike at the EICMA Motorcycle Show 2012. The new 2013 version boasts of new engine that has increased bore and shorter strokes. This will enable the bikes to deliver better top-end performance, although it will be downgrading the lower range power delivery. A shorter stroke will allow the engine to be revolved at higher rpm thus making it sportier. However, the company has not yet revealed any data about the bore or stroke but one this is for sure that total displacement remains around 675cc.
Most interesting thing about the new engine is its titanium valves that allow the engine to be rotated up to as high as 14,000 rpm that is about 700 rpm more than the current model. The engineers at Triumph have fitted additional fuel injectors to provide extra fuel to the engine in addition to the primary injectors. Other tweaks includes, slip assist clutch, which is not quite the same sipper clutch that is used in races. However, the company claims that this will be reducing the clutch lever pull at the same time would offer stability to the rear wheel during hard de-acceleration or braking. The R model also features a quickshifter. The intake has also been enlarged, so the engine now produces a peak torque of about 75 Nm and maximum power of about 126 bhp.
If we talk about the ergonomics, the bike gets a lower seat height and handle bar have also been redesigned to reduce the wrist discomfort while riding the bike. The styling however, remains bit similar with the same signature double tear drop shaped nose. It also features a full LCD instrument panel and does also display the tire pressure with the Triumph’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Suspension remains the same but the details are yet to be revealed. Wheelbase and steering geometry has been modified to witness sharp handling and allows the bike to tune to a new weight distribution.