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‘And if my wife is read­ing, yes they all feel dif­fer­ent’

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Af­ter 14 years and 75,000km I re­cently sold my 2003 Day­tona 955i. The sta­ble­mates are a 2007 Day­tona 675 and a 2008 Street Triple. Both trou­ble-free fol­low­ing the reg/ rec re­call. The D955 was re­placed with a 2011 Speed Triple. All three are fit­ted with high-level Ar­rows mapped with TUNEECU on my lap­top. My wife asked me why I had to have three bikes and if I no­ticed any dif­fer­ence when rid­ing them. I gave the ques­tion some thought: The D675 is a fast, nim­ble, su­pers­port that han­dles with ex­treme pre­ci­sion while the Speed is a big pow­er­ful naked with more torque than a ladies’ hair sa­lon and brakes like it was de­signed to plug and play with lu­nacy. As for the Street, it sim­ply raises two fin­gers to the other two. Per­fect! Paul Turner, Barcelona

Nordic in­spi­ra­tion

I’d like to take this op­por­tu­nity to praise Richard New­land for his in­spi­ra­tional ‘Nordic Nir­vana’ fea­ture. It’s long been our am­bi­tion to take that very route to Nord­kapp and we’ve read many travel re­ports in prepa­ra­tion but none have in­spired us like Richard’s heart-felt ap­pre­ci­a­tion of beau­ti­ful Nor­way put into words. We RE­ALLY have to do it now! Brian & Deb­bie Cook, Derby

Big news for short­ies

I have to ap­plaud Tri­umph for mak­ing the Street Triple R avail­able in a rea­son­able seat height – some­thing the other man­u­fac­tur­ers fail to do. I am 73 and have been rid­ing since I was 16 but have watched as mo­tor­cy­cles have grad­u­ally be­come larger and larger, to the ex­tent that I now ride a com­bi­na­tion. No wor­ries about drop­ping the bug­ger at the lights now! With all our tech­nol­ogy now, some­one should fit a servo-as­sisted cam within the swingarm pivot, to lower the bike when com­ing to a stand­still. Hats off to Adam Child for road test­ing the bikes he does, see­ing as we are both the same size. Richard Cook, email

Top rac­ing, bad fa­cil­i­ties

I’m happy to pay £80 for the once-ina-decade Mo­tocross of Na­tions, but if I’m go­ing to pay Mo­togp level prices I ex­pect fa­cil­i­ties that amount to more than ex­cre­ment-cov­ered chem­i­cal toi­lets. I will be back next time but the chance of me per­suad­ing my girl­friend to re­turn are be­tween nought and zero. Gerard Moore, email

Free park­ing up north

De­spite what it says on park­ing me­ters, bike park­ing in coun­cil-con­trolled ar­eas in Scar­bor­ough, Whitby and Fi­ley is free. I have asked the coun­cil why this isn’t made clear and await their re­ply. Tom Davy, email

‘It’s only po­lite for com­men­ta­tors to learn how to say Guin­toli’s name’

Brits abroad: Barcelona-based Paul Turner’s Tri­umphs

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