‘These are sur­pris­ingly dif­fer­ent bikes’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

The Speed Triple, on the other hand, is friendly and fa­mil­iar – like the old Speedie, only slightly bet­ter: slightly bet­ter per­for­mance, slightly more rider aids and, in this R trim, a slightly bet­ter spec than the S. Which, in my book, and for £11,500 (where the S is £10,200) makes it slightly bet­ter all round than ever and great value – but still nowhere near as classy as the Mon­ster S.

In short, if you want true ex­ot­ica go for the Du­cati. But if you’re af­ter a mo­tor­cy­cle you can use ev­ery day but with a lit­tle added class, it’s the re­fined, easy- go­ing, yet still punchy and pleas­ing Tri­umph by a coun­try mile.

Classy, racy, but no ev­ery­day bike

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