Triumph Street Triple RX

I’m a massive fan of middleweight nakeds and I’ve ridden the rest so it’s now time to ride the best! The Triumph Street Triple is the class leader and I can’t wait to get out riding. With a trackday in France and riding holiday to Scotland planned it’s going to be an awesome summer.

Long term update: A triple challenge

Long term update: A triple challenge

I fear change. I can’t help it, it’s the way I am. As far as I’m concerned there’s no music better than that of Erasure circa 1986! If an outfit is clean I’ll carry on wearing it – and when choosing a...

Long term update: How fast can I actually go?

Long term update: How fast can I actually go?

I’m not a speed demon but I’ve found the Triumph Street Triple Rx to be the nippiest middleweight I’ve ridden. My previous fastest speed was just over an indicated 120mph on my Ducati Monster, but my...

Long term update: Triumph triple-header

Long term update: Triumph triple-header

‘Here Come the Girls!’ Charlie Lester, MCN contributor and 2011 Street Triple R owner, admitted at a fuel stop that she had been singing the song (think Boots’ telly adverts) to herself for the last...

Long term update: British icons

Long term update: British icons

I don’t own an anorak, have never used binoculars and haven’t collected tail numbers. These facts aside, I seem to have been caught up in the excitement surrounding XH558, the last flying Vulcan...

Long term update: Getting to know the neighbours

Long term update: Getting to know the neighbours

What a beautiful building and fabulous view. I’m sat in the grounds of a windmill, set high on Mont De Watten – and I’m only 50 miles into my little French adventure. I’d been planning a solo...

Long term update: Triumphant island return

Long term update: Triumphant island return

What a dramatic place to sit and have a cuppa. Sat on the cliffs at Niarbyl Bay on the Isle of Man, I can see why it’s been used as the backdrop for films and telly shows. For a few days I’ve been...

MCN Fleet: With the Street Triple - ‘Track’s a great place to learn’

MCN Fleet: With the Street Triple - ‘Track’s a great place to learn’

I had planned for my first time on track with the Triumph Street Triple Rx to be at Folembray in France later in the year but when the opportunity arose to visit Cadwell Park I couldn’t resist. I’m...

Long term update: We're off on an adventure

Long term update: We're off on an adventure

I’ll admit it, I’m a control freak who just loves lists, planning and knowing exactly what I’m doing and when I’m doing it. But I love the fact that bikes make me do impetuous things every now and...

Long term update: Dash disco

Long term update: Dash disco

As someone who grew up when Sony Walkmans were the most technologically advanced piece of kit you could wish for, I’m a bit of a technophobe – so the dash on my Triumph Street Triple Rx is very...

Long term update: Street Triple's bunny business

Long term update: Street Triple's bunny business

For a moment I can’t work out why the guy at the next petrol pump is staring at me. Then I remember that I’m dressed as a giant rabbit! I suppose I do look rather odd. It’s my first proper trip out on...