Triumph fans were probably delighted when news of the 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R leaked ahead of EICMA, showing off one good looking triple. The highly anticipated “R” version of the three-cylinder sport bike comes equipped with some nice kit, but now the rumors are confirmed that the Daytona 675R will not get any engine modifications, despite its elevated status.
Making 125hp and 54 lbs·ft of torque, the Triumph Daytona 675R only benefits from its Öhlins suspension. Of course that’s like saying someone has only won the SuperLotto Plus, and not the MegaMillions lottto with its Mega Ball prize, as the 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R gets Öhlins premium NIX30 43mm forks and TTX36 mono-shock.
The 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R will also come standard with a quick shifter, and Brembo radial monobloc calipers up front. Otherwise changes to the Daytona 675R are purely cosmetic, as the bike gets a unique paint job and carbon front fender. We were hoping for a little bit more from Triumph on this one, especially after hanging the “R” label on the adored three-cylinder. While the Öhlins suspension is probably more likely to equate to lower track times for riders, it is also a modification that can easily be done at home if one were so inclined, which sort of takes away from the prestige. It’ll be interesting to see how Triumph prices the 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R, no word on availability yet.