Speed Triple RS? About time, too

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I’ve just read your Speed Triple RS re­view and it sounds like a great bike, but a few things are long over­due, mainly a rise in the rev lim­iter. I have a stripped back 2006 Day­tona 955i that will rev to 11,500rpm with 135bhp at the wheel and it makes a huge dif­fer­ence, es­pe­cially on the track. The Day­tona gets a reg­u­lar track­day at Cad­well in the fast group and will run with the su­pers­port 600s.

The main things that help it handle are a pair of sticky track­day tyres – Pirelli Di­ablo Su­per­cor­sas, with a 180-sec­tion rear. A 190 looks good but the bike won’t turn. I also have an Öh­lins rear shock with 5mm ex­tra ride height to make it turn (it also helps with ground clear­ance).

Reg­u­lar fork oil changes are a must to keep the feel at the front end. I use EBC HH sin­tered pads, an open can, and a £25 Triumph fuel map pro­duced a good spread of torque and power. It doesn’t look much but it is a lot of bike for a cou­ple of grand. Dave Hume

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