The Triumph, however, strikes the perfect balance. It's the lightest bike in this test by 6 pounds, and the slimmest by far, with a racy-yet-roomy riding position that doesn't make me feel the least bit cramped. Its standard setup, with a 4mm shim wedged under its top shock mount, is pretty stinkbug-esque, which means its handling is fairly edgy, suiting experts more than novices. It turns in just as quick as the R6 (some said too quick), and has equally good feedback from the front end, but never shakes its head. And when you get back on the gas at the corner exit, the three-cylinder engine produces ample torque to catapult you down the straight. It feels just as strong as the GSX-R750 through the midrange, and doesn't give away a thing to the 600s on top. That wide power delivery makes the 675 really nice on the street, too, where it's reminiscent of an open-classer. It even wheelies like one!