So popular Triumph doesn’t even need our help selling them; they only just offered to loan us one a year after the bike became available in the U.S.

Complete with a High Power version of the new 1200 Twin that puts out 96 horses and 83 lb-ft (says Triumph), the R adds a Showa BP fork, Öhlins shocks, better brakes and $2000 to the already highly polished base package: $14,500.

Tom already rode it anyway.