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Triumph rollout: New Daytona 675, 675R

November 13, 2012|By Charles Fleming
  • The new Triumph Daytonas are hard-charging English metal.
The new Triumph Daytonas are hard-charging English metal. (Triumph )

These are not your father's Triumphs. Nor your grandfather's. The new Daytona 675s are hard-charging English metal designed to go head to head with their Italian, German and Japanese counterparts.

The 2013s are running with an all-new triple-cylinder motor that winds the tachometer up a lot higher than earlier models -- to a redline above 14,000, I'm told -- as well as some newly kitted suspension. The machine also weighs less and is expected to deliver better handling than its predecessors.

Photo Gallery: Check out the Daytona 675s

They'll be in stores in February with reported price tags of $11,599 for the 675 and $13,499 for the 675R.

Check out the accompanying gallery for more shots of the dramatic new models, unveiled this week in conjunction with the EICMA international motorcycle show in Milan.

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