TRI­UMPH STREET TRIPLE RS

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£9900

FUEL 17.4 litres @ 49mpg = 187 miles WEIGHT 166kg (claimed, dry) SEAT 825mm POWER 121bhp TORQUE 57ftlb THERIDER Joe Dick Rid­den since he was three, Life­long bike lover with five years road rid­ing ex­pe­ri­ence HEIGHT 5ft 6in WEIGHT 68kg joe.dick@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com I’m off to meet my mate who lives on the Swiss bor­der be­fore head­ing into the Alps to hunt down its best rid­ing roads, and what bet­ter bike to do it on than the sporty RS. The only real chal­lenge was lug­gage. I’ve not found any be­spoke op­tions, so I had to look for a uni­ver­sal one. I set­tled for the Qbag Tank Bag 7 (£93.99) up front and the DXR Camel Sport Uni­ver­sal Pan­niers (£59.99, both sports­bikeshop. co.uk) on the rear. I’m ship­ping the bike out to Geneva with Bike Shut­tle then munch­ing some Alpine twisty good­ness once I’ve col­lected the RS. Hope­fully I can fit all my cam­era kit into the 95 litres of new­found stor­age, too.

That’s what 95 litres of lug­gage looks like

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