For those that have or have ridden or raced the 2013+ on the track, I'm curious on opinions of the bike's handling traits.
I am putting together a 2013 675R race bike for next season, and can't help but notice the steep front geometry numbers: 23 deg rake and a mere 87.9mm trail. I'm sure you can slide the forks down 5mm or so for a tiny bit more, but it is still pretty steep.
What are your experiences with riding this bike? How is it's stability? Is there anywhere on track at pace that it is twitchy or nervous? I know Rider's Discount runs the Attack Triples on their race bike for Danny...
Good call buddy.. The front is way to stiff on the 13-14.. There are a multitude of aftermarket triple clamps to help offset this trail/rake.. I am waiting for my Evol Technology one (couple weeks away, Steve Korol is from Boise Idaho so I am LUCKY. Nothing is in Idaho.)
Also, the forks construction are super stiff for the bike itself.. I would like a Nitron, Lenny Albin has a alot of experience tuning the 675 and knows the details on all the weak spots.
Dude, what is a bigger issue with the New Daytonas, is the Clutch and Tranny... The Shifting of the 2013+ daytona is the achilles heel of the D675R.. I have had to refresh my 'shifter mechanism' parts 3 times already this season. The pros referesh the poorly designed 'pivot shift plate' in between every racing round.. The bike is strong and untapped as far as power potential.. Its just that the newer bikes are stiff and cant shift worth shit.
All of this coupled with the fact that you cannot get parts without a 30-45 back order from the UK factory.. <<< not a fun thing to deal with from the factory as a racer who nom noms thru oem parts..
Ahhhh.. ive owned/tracked the R6,600RR, and 675R... The triumph, even for being a new bike, has had the most troubles in getting 'race ready'... lots of lil bugs that i feel like there is lil factory support on.. Again, its a UK company, not a Jap powerhouse sooo apples and oranges really..