• May 8th 2009 at 9:58AM
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2009 Triumph Daytona 675SE - Click above for a high-res image gallery

For whatever reason, most major motorcycle brands can be identified by a specific color. For instance, Honda is red and Kawasaki is green. Over the years, both Yamaha and Suzuki have been associated with particular colors too, though those two cycle manufacturers have flip-flopped a few times. We have an unsolicited suggestion for classic British manufacturer Triumph: stick with the white and blue scheme that's about to debut on the new Daytona 675SE. It's perfect.

Triumph says the bike's Pearl White bodywork and Sparkle Blue frame were "designed to enhance the British bike's sleek and slender profile." Mission accomplished. Underneath the new livery lies the same 126-horsepower, 675cc inline three-cylinder engine that every Datyona comes standard with and was mildly refined for the 2009 model year.

If you want one, we suggest you get in touch with your local Triumph dealer post haste. "Less than 350" SEs are planned for the North American market, and pricing begins at $9,999 in the U.S. and $11,999 in Canada.

[Source: Triumph]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      i think maybe he meant that he can only ride 5 months out of the year for that price... thumbs up for my leading the way on the misinterpretation, hah.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As a Harley guy (currently V-Rod Muscle) I love Triumph bikes, this is no exception.
      • 6 Years Ago
      dammit I suck at writing comments early in the morning.

      did you just say 1400 for 6 months of riding? dammm.. LOL. tickets?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have the pleasure of riding this bike ('08 in red) every day to work. I highly recommend it.

      On the color subject, there was a time where it was
      Honda - red/white
      Yamaha - yellow/black
      Suzuki - blue/white
      Kawasaki - green
      Ducati - red
      On the Triumph boards the subject of Triumph's racing colors tend to support white/blue, but Triumph hasn't been very competitive in racing for a long time (with the exception of the British Supersport championship wins http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/uk/Racing_News_Articles_11318.aspx)
      Triumph does not make a 1000cc bike to compete in B.Superbike, W.Superbike or or MotoGP. Interesting to note that the displacement limit for the middleweight class is normally 600cc, but as the Daytona runs a 3 cyl. motor, 675 (an arbitrary size chosen by Hinkley) was permitted. Daytonas are running in W.Supersport 600 class with mid pack performances so far this year.

      These color schemes sort of originated from auto racing's national colors:
      Britain - green (BRG)
      Italy - red
      France - blue
      Germany - silver
      USA - blue/white (Cunninghams, Ford)
      Japan - red/white
      Belgium - yellow (obscure)
      Holland - orange (obscure)
      These were always informal and gave way to stickahs and full branding schemes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Fantastic bike and even more fantastic price point. You can't beat this combo. [thumb up]
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think white and british racing green would be the best for Triumph, but that thing is pretty hot - maybe not quite Ducati hot, but hot nonetheless. If only the Japanese could get their headlights right...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Uuuuuhhhh Triumph will always be Black and Gold to me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That there be a nice bike, I reckon.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Agreed, pretty awesome that they are building small triples again. I'd really like to see Triumph take on the big 4 Japanese marques in the 600cc class again... They were pretty close to being competitive 5 or 6 years ago with the Daytona 600. With that said, I realize that probably isn't going to happen in this economic climate. You really have to come up with a whole new bike every two years to stay competitive in 600cc class. This is why they made this one 675, so people can't compare directly to a 600... I'm sure from a marketing perspective this makes sense, but it would sure be fun to see them win some races...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I absolutely love Triumphs. I day dream constantly about the Street Triple, but i don't know, this may take over those dreams.
      • 6 Years Ago
      PLEASE, more bike stories, or I dunno, maybe bikeblog or motoblog come on.
        • 6 Years Ago
        There already are blogs...

        The kneeslider, and motorcycledaily are two that I occaisionally hit. I am sure there are probably others.
        • 6 Years Ago
        yea I dont care if there already are bike blogs... I dont like them. I want this style for bikes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not bad at all. The white looks cold, and very nearly silver, which is not a negative thing...

      A 1998-vintage T595 (955cc) Daytona made me fall in love with bikes.

      I love the fact that Triumph has included triples in their lower-displacement bikes, and the 675 is reportedly very, very good.

      I wish they hadn't let the big daytona languish with iffy re-styling since 2002. I occaisionally wonder if a 1098 Speed Triple could be re-configured with 2001 955i bodywork... but only on a second one, the first one being kept as a speed triple. :D

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