Familiar as the triple's performance is, the bike exhibited greater refinement in shifting and throttle response, which I mentioned to Warburton. "All our bikes are subject to continuous improvement, so any existing Triumph model you ride this year will be subtly different from last year's," he says. "We identified a problem with the gearbox detent spring, and that's been remedied on this bike." What a difference a simple spring makes! Changing gears is smoother, slicker and more precise while fueling feels as good as it gets. In regards to the improved throttle response (ideal is the appropriate word), Warburton revealed that the bike employs a whole new EFI strategy that selects from different ignition maps based on throttle application rather than position. "It's like having separate Sport and Leisure riding maps that are applied automatically depending on how aggressive you are with the throttle," he explains. "The end result is calibration that's much smoother when riding slowly, but still lively and responsive on the open road." This strategy is being applied to all of Triumph's models, but don't expect them to brag about it!