The new 2013 Daytona 675R is released at the EICMA show in Milan. Photography By: Henny Ray Abrams

Photography By: Henny Ray Abrams

MILAN, ITALY, NOV. 13 - Triumph brought a pair of all-new machines to EICMA, the Daytona 675 and 675R.

The 675R (shown in white) keeps Triumph squarely in the mix in the middleweight Supersport wars. Now producing a claimed 128 horsepower at a14,400 rpm redline, the power output was raised and the power curve changed by altering the bore and stroke. The bore was increased to 76mms with an attendant shortening of the stroke to 49.6 mms. Triumph said it was made possible by re-designing the engine, with how has a new block that's separate from the upper crankcase.

Other fresh pieces are the titanium valves, which take fuel through a pair of injectors per cylinder, and a newly re-routed exhaust system.

The R gets the premium components, suspension by Ohlins, TTX rear shock in the rear and NIX30 inverted forks up front. Brembo Monobloc calipers with switchable ABS slow the beast down.

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Henny Ray Abrams | Contributing Editor

Abrams is the longest-serving contributor at Cycle News. Over the course of his 35-some years of writing and shooting photos, he’s covered events from MotoGP to the Motocross World Championship - and everything in between.

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