A friend of mine has one and has a few electrical gremlins all under warranty.
Anyone have any experience or own a Daytona 675? I ran across these while looking for a 600 to get into... They are pretty, have lots of power in low range, and are a bit skinner frame than the Yamahas and CBR competition it finds itself in...
I found quite a few around here, anything I should be aware of? Things to look for? Pros/Cons?
Yes, my friend has one.
He wants to kill his with fire..
Nothing by problems. Ill ask him to write out some information so you can hear it from him.
I rode it once. Compared to my 09 zx6r it was great. Torquey and so much fun to ride... Loved the handling and seat postion was comfortable.
I love mine. I haven't had an issue yet, but I've also only got 12xx miles on it. As for electrical probs, it may be something as simple as a R/R, but that can happen to any bike, not just the D675. Also, check out triumph675.net for more info.
To add: As already stated, the bike is pretty narrow. Makes the bike have decent amount of 'flickability' if you will.
Last edited by Little Byron; 08-03-2012 at 06:38 PM.
i have owned mine for 3 years and love it to death. i will never get rid of it. great middle weight. i did have a problem with the voltage regulator but thats it and i now have 26,000 miles on her. i take her to the track and with the right turn exit speed i pass 1000's no problem
I have a 2011 Street Triple R. Okay, it's not the exact same bike, just the same bike with different handle bars and fuel map.
100% reliable in the 4000 miles since I've bought it. The engines in these things are overbuilt, and pull like crazy, and are not finicky. They ARE known for voltage regulator problems. The regulator craps out. These were fixed after 2011; possibly a running change in the 2011 year with a new part that doesn't fail. Mine has the old style regulator but has not failed. I expect it to, but replacement is not a major drama. When it fails, you replace it with the new part Triumph issued and the problem is solved. It would be under warranty if the bike were that new.
Aside from the known regulator issue on the 675, these motors (and their associated electronics) are rock solid. I sold my CBR600RR for this bike and I'm glad I did.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
The CBR600RR is obviously not a bad bike. It's reliable, well built, and of course it's fun to ride. My primary reason for dumping it was the ergonomics. I'm done with race-reps. I think they're stupid for the street and it hurts and takes most of the fun out of riding. But, I'm old and grumpy. Maybe this doesn't matter so much to you guys...
But really the other reason was the Triumph just feels different... it feels European. Like going from a Civic Si to a GTI. The Civic Si is razor sharp, but maybe slightly lacking in personality. Same here. The Triumph has softer controls, slightly more dampened suspension, and the torque curve and engine sound is just... European in character.
I really don't know how to characterize it other than that.
from 06-09 the major issue they had were the regulator rectifiers, most people just buy an aftermarket r/r. i believe they were updated in 2010, so if the one you're looking at is between 06-09 just double check and see if that was changed at some point. The stators would go here and there but that's pretty much all, the bikes are pretty bulletproof. I'm also in the process of buying a leftover 2010 we have out back
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There is a recall on the early regulator/rectifiers, just issued by Triumph a few weeks ago, which should resolve the electrical issues. My R/R has been fine after 8,000 miles, but my dealer is doing the recall for me anyway.
I had to replace the gear position indicator sensor on my bike earlier this year because the digital display started displaying the wrong gear. Simple replacement though... A $60 part and 30 minutes in my garage, and it's good as new.
Some Daytonas and Street Triples have had issues with the cam chain tensioner failing to self-adjust, resulting in "cam chain rattle." Again, it's an easy fix with the installation of a new tensioner, albeit a fix that I would probably leave to an experienced mechanic. I haven't had any issues with mine.