2008 Triumph Daytona 675
No need to ride anything elseBy (I am an Owner) on Jan 05, 2012
I learned to ride a sportbike on my friend's Daytona 675 and then I demo'd quite a few other bikes when it came time to buy my own. There was no question as to what was the bike for me. After riding one of these and having it cover my butt on numerous occasions and literally pull me out of trouble, ... the choice was easy. Love my Daytona 675!!!! For agility, quickness, and having great fun in the corners, this is the bike!
STAY AWAYBy (I am an Owner) on Oct 15, 2010
I have a 2008 Triumph Daytona 675 and it has been a lemon since I bought it new off the showroom floor. The local dealership here in Houston, British Imports are just as bad. Triumph Customer Service is nothing to speak of either. So once again I am stuck with a bike that does not run, I cant ... even get it started, the same part went out again the same week the warranty expired and the bike only has 1700 miles on it as it never runs. Has left me stranded numerous times. Do not ever buy a Triumph Daytona 675
pretty fun bikeBy (I am an Owner) on Nov 13, 2008
a couple notes on the Daytona 675. It's really light. Narrow, due to being only 3 cylinders vs. 4, like many of its competition. I'm used to riding a liter bike and previously owned a V-4 sport touring bike. The Daytona feels like a small two-stroke in comparison. I had an AMA tech friend tell ... me that some of the guys racing the 675 in the AMA FX series needed to add weight to meet the series regs. All this makes it very responsive, and easy to turn.
My only knock is that it seems they could have made the gearing ratios a little better. I know they made some improvements from the '07 to the '08, but seems like they could do better.
Overall, a fun, attractive bike.
AmazingBy (I am an Owner) on Oct 15, 2008
I've gone through many emotions during the time I've owned my 675. As time passes, I grow more attached to it. It has an amazing engine sound and handles great in turns. It's light and has plenty of torque. I have been exclusively riding the streets, so there is much to uncover once I try the ... track. The suspension is a little on the stiff side, but I haven't adjusted it to me yet. I wasn't too sure I would get used to the aggressive riding position, but it isn't an issue. The stock muffler suffices, so I don't have to upgrade to a slip on, unless I want to upset my neighbors. Overall, for the price compared to other comparable bikes, the Triumph Daytona is a winner!
675, The Best!!By (I am an Owner) on Sep 17, 2008
I have ridden lots of bike, most being from the Japanese Big-4 brands. The Triumph Daytona 675 is the first bike I've owned/ridden that wasn't a Japanese bike, and I can honestly say it is the best bike I've ever ridden. I not trying to say it's perfect, but it is the best middle weight, in my ... opinion.
I would have to say the two strongest points of the 675 are the Motor and Chassis. The motor of the 675 is just smooth, that's the best way to describe it. You don't have to worry about upsetting the suspension mid-corner all that much. The motor is so smooth the bike does just fine without a slipper clutch, though it would be a nice extra.
This bike has an amazing chassis. The feedback and responsiveness are unbelievable. Corner entries at high speed are wonderful. The bike transitions from hard breaking to hard lean, here's that word again, so smoothly. Even if you do upset the suspension a little the bikes fine. You have enough feedback to know exactly what the bike is doing.
The Brakes on this bike are good, but there may be a few bikes in the class that have brakes with a little more feedback. The stopping power of the brakes is fine, but they could use a little more feedback. Don't worry though; I hear for 2009 the Daytona 675 gets monoblocks in the front.
I would say the weakest point of this bike, when compared to some of the Japanese bikes, is the transmission. The transmission is really notches through the gears. I've gotten used to it, but that doesn't mean that the problem isn't there.
Overall, as I stated initially, the 675 is the best bike I've ever ridden. Not perfect, but the best I've ridden thus far.
Still kicking!By (I am an Enthusiast) on Aug 26, 2008
The Triumph 675 has been around for a few years now but it is still one of the best bikes on the market. If you read the recent Motorcycle.com Supersport Shootout, you will see what I mean.
If you are in the market for an R6, or 600RR or a gixxer 600, then be sure to check ... out the Triumph as well... its worth the time!