‘For me it’s the Speed RS first,’ says Gary. ‘I couldn’t re­ally split the Speed S and the Street RS, though I do love the big­ger en­gine. I like mid-range. Round here the Street R is last be­cause of that rear shock. But that’s at Mal­lory. Put them down a bumpy road and it’d be dif­fer­ent. And round town you’d feel the smaller bike, weav­ing in and out of traf­fic a Street would come into its own. If we were do­ing this test at Cad­well Park which needs more fi­nesse, that’d play to the 765’s strengths too.’ Then he’s off, eu­lo­gis­ing about the Speed Triple RS again. ‘It just turned me into a hooli­gan,’ but would the racer and TT win­ner ac­tu­ally buy one? ‘God no, I value my li­cence too much. I want a Bob­ber. Per­fect for an easy sum­mer ride.’

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