I rode a 2011 Speed Triple for two years and loved it dearly. After much research on the Kawa Z1000, Ninjas, KTM superduke, BMW S1000r, and so on I decided that this bike had the performance that I was looking for at a decent price to buy and insure. I have owned it for two weeks and really enjoyed it. The Speed Triple I had was quite capable but was a much more physical motorcycle to ride than my blue ABS GSX S1000. I'm enjoying the comfortable seat, flickable handling, grunty motor, and slick gearbox.