‘Getting a naked street bike around here at this pace is bloody impressive’
BOTH BIKES REALLY are superb. They’re quite different to each other, not only on the spec sheet, but also how the feel when you ride them. They’re both great fun to ride, and I have to say, for a naked street bike, to get round Donington in 1:40s or less is bloody impressive. I really like the Street Triple’s engine. It has a really useful spread of power, and good levels of torque everywhere. The Moto2 riders are gonna love it. The rest of the bike is really playful and loves a good thrashing. My kind of bike.
The Speed Triple is my favourite, though, not just because it’s got a little bit more power, but mostly because its suspension responded better to adjustment than the Street RS’s. We did a lot to the Street, and in the end it really didn’t make that much of a difference. It needed more. The Speed RS responded to the adjustments, and instantly felt like a different bike, and the was more range available.
I’d like a little less intervention form the traction control on the Speed RS, and a little less ABS intervention on the Street RS, but it’s important not to get carried away. These are first and foremost street bikes, so it’s hardly a criticism.
Speed Triple responded better to adjustments Street RS’s ABS intervention needs taming