Well the 2013 675R is out, biggest change right away is the center can is gone :( i guess more and more bikes are getting rid of it. Lots of upgrades this year, incl a new engine
"At the heart of the 2013 Daytona is its new engine, which brings more performance and a subtly new character too. The new model’s power is up 3PS to 128PS (126bhp, 94.2kW), peaking earlier at 12,600rpm and revving on for longer (14,400rpm). Another improvement is the bike’s maximum torque, which is 2Nm higher at 75Nm (55.3lb.ft, 7.63kgm), achieved in part by new twin injectors per cylinder and changes to the intake system. An added bonus of these improvements is an increase in the quality and volume of the signature three-cylinder snarling intake roar for the rider."
"The exhaust system is a clear change, as the compact and purposeful new unit now sits beneath the engine rather than below the rear seat. This is a consequence of the mission by Triumph's engineers to centralise the bike's mass as much as possible and move the weight forward - a key ingredient for making the new Daytona even more agile and yet more stable at speed too. "
I like the new look personally, this bike is still high on my list. Looking forward to seeing it up close at the bike show
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I can agree with the comments on the nose. Seems more and more bikes are favoring a round sculpted or blunt nose. I like the new 600rr a bit more, and I guess it's now the only bike for the under tail lovers and I was dead sure that was out of the picture.
Built what really makes me sauce is this improved engine. Titanium valves 14,800 rpm redline. More over squared with a shorter stroke and bigger piston. 126 horsepower and it holds it better past peak hp, gotta see it on the dyno.
None the less, with that pistons 4mm bigger in diameter, it will respond very well in improvements such as racing exhaust. Up 3 horsepower and 2 ft-lbs of torque from last year, but with a radically altered delivery curve.
Another thing is apparently cycleworld was astonished and the finish quality of the bike. Another publication says it a new standard for sport bikes in general. Love those Torx fasteners used to mount various pieces such as the sub frame. Very high quality finish and I do like Torx bits better than hex heads.
Stock bike gets new KYB suspension so I'm eager to hear how that performs on the bike, as well as a rear brembo brake caliber. It has 6 injectors now, a slipper clutch, and looks to have electronic throttle. (why not for us sports port touriers program some cruise control in ;) )
My feeling with the honda is this latest 600rr may just be a two year runner until a new from the ground up bike is put out.