It is a known fact that legendary British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph, had launched their products in India, way back in November. Unlike other premium motorcycle manufacturers, Triumph did not bring in their products one by one, but instead chose to launch 10 models together, at the same time. This line-up included the most awaited mid-weight sports bike in India, which was the Daytona, but Triumph launched only the Daytona 675R, which was a good thing as far as performance and aesthetics were concerned, but it disappointed everyone with the price at which it was launched. It came with an ex-showroom price tag of Rs. 11.40 lakhs, which kinda dampened the enthusiasm it had worked up in Indians, and Triumph hasn’t got the kind of response they expected which made them re-think.
So, at the Auto Expo, Triumph has now launched the Daytona 675 in India. Though the names sound so similar, it is not just a sticker Job or Paint Job with the ‘R’ moniker. There are a lot of differences between the two models. The 675 rides on suspension from KYB, whereas the 675R rides on an Öhlins TTX rear shock absorber and NIX30 inverted fork up front. The 675R also gets the latest in Brembo Monobloc brake calipers, and the new lightweight switchable ABS from Triumph is also included in the package. Also, the 675R gets an improved quick-shifter, new carbon-fibre cockpit panels, carbon-fibre rear hugger, red rear sub-frame and red wheel pinstripe Etc. paint schemes wise, the 675R is available only in one racing color, but the 675 is available in three exotic colors.
With so many notable differences, there has to be a big difference in the prices too. The 675 has been launched in India at Rs. 10.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) which is a whopping 1.25 lakhs lesser than the 675R.
The Daytona 675 too, like the 675R, is powered by a high revving 675cc, Inline 3-cylinder engine with a max output of 128 PS and 74 NM of torque. So, the Daytona, which has been at the top of the segment ever since the launch of its refresh, and has been winning countless awards for its amazing performance and even better road comfort will now be available to us, and that too at a lesser price. With us Indians being so Conscious about the price of the products we purchase, this is for sure going to work for Triumph, and their sales will definitely increase.
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