The R version of the Daytona adds the very highest specification components to increase its performance focus, as well as sporting a unique look. Öhlins suspension is fitted, including a TTX rear shock and NIX30 inverted forks, providing the R with a wider range of adjustability, improved response and a firmer base set up. The latest, lighter Brembo Monobloc calipers are fitted for precise and powerful stopping. Switchable ABS is included as standard, to suit conditions, riding environments and rider preference. The R comes standard with a quick-shift gear change, improved with new software for 2013. Cosmetic changes include a red rear subframe and detailing such as the red wheel pinstripes.
The heart of the new Daytona is its new engine, which brings more performance and a subtly new character too. The key change is the wider bore and shorter stroke dimensions, allowing a higher 14,000 rpm rev limit to gain more power and a broader spread of usable revs. Facilitating this is the new block, separate from the upper crankcase and with ceramic coated aluminium bores so it can be made stronger to cope with the higher pressures. Power is up 3PS to 128PS (126bhp, 94.2kW), peaking earlier at 12,600 rpm and revving on for longer. The torque maximum is 2Nm higher at 75Nm (55.3lb.ft, 7.63kgm), with an increase across the rev range. The transmission features a new slip-assist clutch to provide a lighter lever-action and help prevent rear wheel hop under heavy braking. This is aided by the engine management which opens the throttle butterflies to reduce engine braking.
The suspension is new and includes the latest fixed cartridge forks from KYB and revised rear shock. High performance Pirelli Supercorsa tyres are fitted as standard. The new switchable ABS system, which weighs just 1.5kg, includes a late intervention track setting which allows rear wheel drift.
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