My non-Norton powered bike is a 2006 Triumph 1050 Speed Triple. The bike is hands-down the best bike I've ever owned. It has character, looks, and an engine that is one of the best motorcycle engines out there - smooth, torquey, easy-revving, and wonderfully mapped. It will pull easily from idle to redline in 3rd gear without stumbling, which makes it a great commuter bike. The seating position is nearly identical to my Commando if my feet are on the Commando rear pegs. I've done three day-trips to Daytona on Speedy, and they were great. I did one day-trip to Daytona on Ed. It was good, but I was wiped out the next day. (a day trip to Daytona from my home is about 600 miles altogether). Sadly, I'll be selling the S3 sometime in the next year. Once the G15 CS is running, there will be no room for Speedy in the stable. Also, my wife has never liked the Speed Triple. She calls the Commando 'Ed'. She calls the Ranger the 'Lone Ranger'. She calls the G15 'Bones' (it is in pretty rough shape at the moment) She calls the Speed Triple 'The Irritant'.