After riding CBR600's for a while, my buddy and I traded the F4i for the Falco for about 15 mi. I must say that I was extremely impressed w/ the Falco. It seems to have the plusses of a sportbike w/ extra comfort. It had plenty of power. I wasn't as confident in corners, but I'm sure that was more due to the inexperience on the bike, and not the bike itself. I've never ridden a Triumph, so I can't compare. My neighbor just bought a Ducati ST2, and he loves it. He is coming from a SV650. I'm not sure this will help, but I just wanted to say that both bikes have made their owners smile, and the Falco made me happy, too.