The Euro IV norms have sounded the death knell for several motorcycles, the latest victim being the Triumph Daytona 675. With no update in sight, Triumph is soon going to phase out this sportbike in European markets.
The Daytona 675 was first launched in 2006 as a replacement for the four-cylinder Daytona 650. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of the Yamaha YZF-R6, Kawasaki ZX-6R and the Honda CBR600RR, the Daytona 675 carved out a cult following in the highly competitive middleweight sportbike segment. While it continued to get significant updates over the years, it is still basic when compared to modern motorcycles, and ABS and slipper clutch are the only rider aids you can opt for. However, with Euro IV norms coming into force next year, Triumph has decided to axe the model instead of updating it.
There have rumours about Triumph’s plans to use the Tiger 800’s three pot engine in a new chassis to replace the Daytona 675. This model was expected to debut at the 2016 EICMA Show in Italy, though there have been no mention of it so far. Reports suggest that Triumph has already halted production of the Daytona 675 at the Hinckley facility, though there has been no official word regarding this. Triumph India has also refused to comment on the fate of the Daytona 675 in our market.