Just rode my Triumph for the first time since February, having ridden hundreds of miles on my ZX10r since the lockdown ended.
I forgot two things:
1) first gear is very very low on the '09 Streets.
2) the clutch doesn't have the back torque limiter that my Kwak does.
Entering a roundabout in spirited manner, I went down one gear too many and the rear wheel locked and came round rather violently, just as I leant left quite hard. I so nearly came off, but fortunately I spent a few years riding two strokes and my left hand reacted instinctively all by itself (well done left hand, have a sweetie or something). I suspect I've actually hurt my neck due to tensing up and pooping my pants 🤣😂🤣. I'm so happy I stayed on!
What a fun bike though, and it feels much lighter than the ZX10 now (which in theory it is by about 40lbs), but it just needs a bit more 'go' in a few places, some of the time. I don't know if I'll ever be able to sell it as it's well and truly under my skin now!