Ergonomically, the Street Triple has a sportier riding position, with a lower handlebar, higher seat, and higher pegs. It vibrates more on the freeway since it's turning more revs, whereas the FZ is smooth and offers slightly better wind protection. The Triumph's suspension is considerably more compliant and also fully adjustable. The Triumph's brakes have a stronger bite and more feel than the FZ-09's Galfer-enhanced binders (see Doin' Time), but the Triumph's ABS butts in prematurely, limiting your ability to trail brake. Clutch action is better on the Triumph, with a smoother, broader, and more consistent engagement zone.