JOE’S SUM­MER OF FUN…

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1. Sort some lug­gage

I plan on fit­ting soft lug­gage so I can rid my­self of the mon­strous back­pack that’s been an­chor­ing me down. I’m cur­rently us­ing an Ox­ford F1 tankbag, which has been work­ing well, but I plan to try some fac­tory-fit op­tions.

2. Take it on a tour

I plan to visit a mate who, luck­ily for me, lives near some of Europe’s finest bik­ing roads in the Alps. I can’t wait to put the Triple to the test on a prop­erly long trip and also test its met­tle on those amaz­ing Alpine bends.

3. Fit a screen

OK, purists would say that a naked bike should stay naked, but I think I’ll want a bit of ex­tra pro­tec­tion, es­pe­cially as I’ll be us­ing the bike as a work tool for far-flung pho­to­shoots. I’ll see what af­ter­mar­ket sup­pli­ers like Skid­marx have on of­fer.

4. Tear up the track

I’m a born and bred Lin­colnshire­man, so feel the need to take the Street RS to my (and its) spir­i­tual home at Cad­well Park. I think it’ll be the per­fect bike for wheel­ies over the Moun­tain.

5. Ex­plore the elec­tron­ics

I’ve never had trac­tion con­trol be­fore, so I’d like to ex­per­i­ment with the modes and lev­els. I hear rac­ers say­ing that it holds them back, but I want to find out how it works for some­one like me.

Klausen Pass here we come. The RS was born for roads like this

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