Two quick tips about riding in Spain: Most Spaniards drive like lunatics, and the majority of Spanish pavement offers roughly as much grip as a granite countertop. No worries: Whistling into a high-speed gauntlet of off-camber on-ramps, Seat Ibiza diesels and homicidal truck drivers channeling Fernando Alonso, the Tiger is relaxed. It takes a bit more effort to flick the taller XC through a Spanish roundabout as quickly as its standard brother, and there are a few minor chinks in its urban armor. The front brake feels a bit spongy, and on/off throttle transitions could be smoother. Beyond that, the triple responds to a fistful of throttle with digital precision, laying down a steady stream of practical power from 1800 rpm. First gear feels a bit tall around town, and the clutch could engage a little sooner. On the plus side, shifting is ridiculously light and precise when you need to shift at all. There's sufficient torque on tap above 3000 rpm to make shifting optional unless you're in a hurry, which we apparently are.