Hi all, I just took delivery of my new 2012 triumph street triple R and I wanted to make some observations/questions about it which some of the more knowledgeable posters might be able to help out with. I'm not a 'new rider' by any means, so I don't think this thread belonged there... - The bike 'note' sounds like a mix of a nice burble (exhaust note) and the engine has a real boiling kettle 'whistle' sound. Is this the right sound? I've only done 25kms! Still breaking it in obviously. - The bike runs hot. I mean flaming crotch kinda hot. The manual, which isn't the be all and end all, states the temperature gauge should be around 3-5 blocks on the display at all times generally. Mine is running around 6-7 (8 max overheat). Is this just part of the breaking in to run hot? Could it be the coolant or similar? - In positive observation, I've ridden Hyosungs, Hondas and an old Ducati around and nothing out there handles and corners like this beast. No kidding, it's on rails on corners. Such a huge grin Thanks all.