Long story really but I sold the 1098 in order to fund a new car (6.3 AMG C63) because although I loved it to bits I'd ridden it twice (both times to Oxford to avoid the traffic hell) since the new year and though I'd manage without a superduperfastasfuck road bike as I've still got the 450 KTM enduro and my 79 RD250. Anyway got a price on the Duke last Thursday and on Saturday bought this. Lots to be done with it, like getting rid of the rear mud guard and fitting a tail tidy. Fitting louder cans and the Triumph nose cone with lower clip ons. Its obviously a little more pedestrian than the Duke but its certainly no slouch off the line, topping out at an indicated 130. ABS TC and three different maps, good amount of info from the dash but probably the best bit is the comfort which is good. This was the demonstrator which came in £700 cheaper than a new one with 700 miles on it. Reason I went for the demo is that the waiting list for the R is up to September at the moment. Every conceivable upgrade is either on back order or not available as they have exceeded Triumphs expectations.