AGAINST THE RIVALS
the Speed RS against the Yamaha MT-10SP in Almeria, and trounced it, we weren’t surprised that it did the same at Donington. The fact that the Speed RS has slotted in to the leaderboard in front of the KTM Super Duke R was a surprise. The KTM has significantly more power, and electronics much more suited to track riding. The Triumph’s superior ground clearance and usability proving to be its ace card.
The Street RS spares Yamaha’s blushes, just. It gives away more than 30bhp to the MT-10SP, doesn’t have trick Öhlins active suspension, a 1000cc engine, or a £14,000 price tag, yet gets to within just 0.15sec of its lap time.
Given its power output, the Speed Triple is punching well above its weight on the leaderboard