A few months back I traded in my Triumph Scrambler on a new '09 Street Triple R. I have been so impressed and in awe of this bike and it's many talents that I was sure there must be an all encompassing Street Triple thread here in Road Warriors. My searches revealed nothing very substantial. Therefore, I am starting this Street Triple thread to share my experiences and connect with other owners of this truly awesome bike. Are you an owner of a Streetie? Please check in here. Here is my bike in "adventure" mode. Light touring is a hoot on her. My Street Triple is pretty close to stock right now. In fact, this is the first bike that I have owned that I didn't feel an immediate need to "fix" some annoying niggles. There are a few here as well, but nothing too bad. Currently she has these additions: Triumph flyscreen and R visor Triumph seat bag (not shown) Ventura Rack and pack Future possible "enhancements": Sargent saddle Peg lowering kit (old knees) Engine protection of some sort I'm sure I'll add to this list over time. The Good Amazing 675 motor (13,000 RPM redline - yeah, I've been there ) Telepathic handling - I swear, I just think about turning and she goes Decent suspension - On the R, anyway. I have not heard good things about the base ST suspension. Very light weight - something I really wanted after the Scram Very good brakes - again, upgraded on the R model Did I mention the handling..........and that sweet sounding motor? The So-So: The seat isn't great, but I did 300 mile days last weekend without too much pain and suffering. Wind protection is limited. This isn't a bother when she is in commuter and hooligan modes, a little tiring while putting on longer miles. In hot weather my ass cooks. Still, I don't think I'll be going to a low pipe. The bike handles packed gravel nicely, but the tires limit you quite a bit. I hit some deeper gravel over the weekend and it got real sketchy pretty quickly. There aren't a lot of options for the ST's wheel sizes. I know that is not what the bike is built for, but my exploring will always include some dirt. That's it for now. I plan to update this thread as I get to know her better (currently at 2000 miles). I'd love to hear your experiences with the Street Triple, or help steer potential buyers to the dark side. Cheers.