Speed Triple RS? About time, too
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