Rely on us 1
Despite all the performance increases in the engine, Spirit say that the bike will be no less reliable because all the parts that bear the brunt of this extra power have been upgraded. In fact, Spirit believe in the product so much that all the bikes will come with a seven-year warranty.
2 Clean sweep
The full colour display on the R models includes a datalogger, eliminating the need for extra devices on the bike. Pages can be customised and lights programmed to tailor it to each user. Here it shows RPM with speed overlaid.
3 Repair not replace
The frame is brazed rather than welded so that parts that are easily damaged, such as footrest hangers, can easily be replaced. It also gives the frame an extra degree of flex, which can help with generating mechanical grip.
4 Keep us in suspense
The suspension on all the models comes from K-tech: a KT2 fork and a 35DDS Pro rear shock. Both are fully adjustable but if you really want to take it to the max you can spec the KTR 3 forks, although it will set you back an extra £5525…
Naked Street fighter
The Street is effectively a naked version of the Sport with wide bars and a twin front headlight. It retains the same engine, power characteristics, suspension and fully-adjustable chassis as the Sport model and is also available as a more powerful R model.