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Daytona 675 Lauded

Black Triumph Daytona 675 motorcycle bike

Triumph's three-cylinder middleweight, the Daytona 675, has come 'top of the class' in 2006, defeating some remarkably stiff competition to clinch the coveted International Bike of the Year award.

Voted on by 15 motorcycle magazines around the world every year, including leading titles from Australia, Europe and North America, the International Bike of the Year award is traditionally a very closely run race – but not so in 2006.

Of the 15 magazines, six magazines – Australia's Australian Motor Cycle News, Canada's Cycle Canada, Holland's KicXstart, Belgium's Motorwereld, Russia's Moto Motorcycle Magazine and the USA's Cycle World – gave the Daytona 675 the maximum number of votes.

The final tally saw 26 votes go to the Daytona 675, placing it well ahead of Yamaha's YZF-R6 (11) and Kawasaki's ZX-14 (9). This handed Triumph its first ever winner of IBOTY, which has been going since 1985.

The success was reflected in the local motorcycle media too, with the Daytona taking out AMCN's Motorcycle of the Year award in late November, after the model had already been given the gong for Two Wheel's Bike of the Year in October.

Since being released in April 2006, the Daytona 675 has thrilled both journos and the public alike with its razor-sharp supersports handling – handling backed up by the grunty performance its inline triple powerplant.

Triumph Daytona 675 retails for $14,890 plus ORC, and is available in Tornado Red, Graphite Grey or Scorched Yellow. For more information contact Triumph Australia on tel: (03) 9381 9760 or visit:

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