I think the Triumph power curve is the cleanest and smoothest. The numbers just aren't big enough down low to please the journalists in this class. It did win 100% on power to weight ratio, though.
I swear guys, Triumph triples are amazingly fun and flexible. Not as charismatic and powerful as my favorite engine of all time - Ducati 998cc testastretta, and not as flexible or torquey as my second favorite engine - 1164cc Kawasaki in-line 4, but the overall ride quality is actually better than both of those amazing engines.
When you are riding you can actually almost forget about looking at revs and just ride. No stress. But it's not boring because that Triple soundtrack is always there.
My Daytona 765 triple has 6000 mile regular service, 12k valve check and adjust. Not an issue for me.
There once was a biker named Double-Fat. Who rode all over like a cafeined gnat.
When he once tried some Frenchy booze, His skills improved the more he wooz'd-
And he was heard to mumble, "Dood- that's where it's AT!"Uncle Ernie-4-24-2011