I've wanted a Triumph Speed Triple for a long time. It's a unique, stylish, powerful, and ridiculously fun bike. But I'm a track-day junkie, and I didn't think the big naked would cut it compared to a proper sportbike (like all my previous long-termers). My opinion changed after attending the Speed Triple R press intro at the Jerez circuit last year. The new R-bike, with its lightweight forged wheels, Öhlins suspension, and Brembo brakes proved plenty capable of unraveling the Spanish MotoGP circuit. Not only would this bike satisfy my need to drag knee at the track, it would be comfortable enough to take on longer trips.