Well you've got both! You just won't have the arm snapping punch of your Speed Triple. 40 HP is a lot! But give the XC a chance ... don't judge it on power alone. Get to know the handling manners (I thought it was good!) and use the Rev's. I rode 600's for 15 years so am used to running a motor from 8 to 12K RPM everywhere. They don't really get going until 8000 RPM. But the 800 Tiger is pretty linear ... not like a Jap 600 really. But still likes to rev. Makes it more rideable on the tight, twisty, technical road, IMO. Power is very manageable. The Tiger will be a great everyday bike, really "Do It All". Commute, week-end sport-touring .... and of course mild off road ... stay out of the mud. It's also good packed up and two up. It's smooth and quiet ... maybe too quiet as all you hear is the whistle ... if ever a bike needs an Arrow pipe!