3 Apr 2006 Triumph Daytona 675 本地試騎



Triumph's Daytona 675 triple has taken out the ultimate accolade with victory in the prestigious International Bike of the Year (IBOTY) award. The 2006 poll, voted on by 15 of the world's leading motorcycle magazines, saw the Daytona 675 win by a huge margin, scoring 26 votes, well ahead of Yamaha's YZF-R6 (11) and the Kawasaki ZX-14 (9). The Triumph seems a particularly deserving winner this year, having also taken out victory in the Supersport class at the world's biggest sportsbike shootout, Masterbike, (with 27 votes to the second-placed GSXR750R which scored 7 votes) and being awarded maximum votes (three) in IBOTY by six magazines – Australian Motorcycle News, Motorwereld (out of Belgium), Cycle Canada, KicXstart (Holland), Moto Motorcycle Magazine (Russia) and Cycle World (USA). The triple has also taken out numerous national magazine awards, winning, for example, the Two Wheels BOTY award from Australia's highest circulation monthly magazine, plus the BOTY awards from Solo Moto (Spain), Moto Jornal (Portugal) 0300 (Greece), Moto! (Brazil), Moto 73 (Holland) and Moto Sport (Switzerland), none of whom were included in the above elite list of 15 journals. From a company that has teetered on the edge of extinction several times in the not-too-distant past, Triumph is to be recognised for its remarkable turn around.

In all, 10 of the 15 periodicals gave the Daytona 675 at least one vote, indicating they perceived it as one of the best three new motorcycles of the year. It is Triumph's first victory in IBOTY, which commenced way back in 1985, after Triumph's first glorious era had ended.

Here's what Cycle Canada had to say about the Daytona 675: "It is…a jewel of a motorcycle, with performance that matches the top middleweight Supersport machines, a rich melodious growl from its inline triple-cylinder engine, and a slender, distinctive design that captures the essence of the term ‘exotic', with without an exotic price."

Other magazines complimented the Daytona 675 on its speed, character, user-friendliness, looks, brakes, price, superb handling.

IBOTY final standings

1 Triumph Daytona 675 26 votes

2 Yamaha YZF-R6 11

3 Kawasaki ZX-14 9

4 Suzuki GSX-R750 6

5 Kawasaki ZX-10R 5

6 BMW F800S/ST 4

7 Yamaha YZF-R1 4

8 Suzuki GSX-R1000 3

9 Moto Morini Corsaro 3

10 KTM 990 Adventure 3

11 BMW HP2 3

12 Yamaha FZ6 3


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Triumph電單車一向予人「我行我素」的感覺,原創的線條和味道,也是日本電單車玩retro bike模仿的對象。即使近年Triumph的高性能車種例如Speed Triple,RocketIII,Sprint ST都有令人過目不忘的本領。2006年的全新Daytona 675,和以往Daytona造型設設計和用料都完全不同。性能和操控都更上一層之餘,Triumph也承認Daytona675是旗下最高性能的作品。
如果把Daytona675和同廠Urban Sport陣營當中的Speed Triple、Sprint St和Daytona 955相比,雖然大家都是3缸高性能車種,但其實彼此定位有所不同。Daytona 675是背負著攻破日本壟斷了中量級高性能跑車市場的沉重任務,Speed Triple是高擋的街頭戰士專家,而Sprint ST是豪華GT跑車,Daytona 955則仍然是旗下車種輸出最高的一員,152ps馬力提供高速的長途移動本領。

英國電單車雜誌BIKE在10月號刊載了他們率先試騎Daytona 675的結果。他們說Daytona 675無論以任何角度量度,都勝過日本同級跑車。他們找來了CBR600RR和ZX-636同場比拼,結論是Daytona 675在馬力和扭力上都明顯地勝過日本對手。
更令人驚喜的是高和窄的纖巧車身,仿似二衝跑車般靈敏輕快,但出彎時扭力湧現的速度好比大容積V2引擎般怡人,在爭分奪秒的開油出彎時刻,直四引擎便輸了時間去累積引擎轉數。 看看上圖Daytona 675的扭力線在3000-7000rpm之間凌駕其他對手便知道所言非虛。即使排除英國人本身的情意Bias誇大了它的操控靈敏程度,Daytona 675仍然強得令人要加倍提防。