I'm starting to think seriously about what bike I'm going to get when I upgrade from my VTR250. I've decided I don't necessarily want to go to a supersport simply because I'll use the bike to commute more than I'll play in the twisties, but I still want something that can tighten the balloon knot when the situation calls for it. I've been thinking more and more about getting a Triumph Speed Triple or ST-R. Now, everything I read about these bikes makes them sound fantastic, but I think reviewers tend to wear rose coloured glasses in some respects, and the enthusiasm with which they describe every single bike they write about leaves a reader in the dark when it comes to a bike's negative points. Now, Triumph are Triumph, and Japanese they ain't; from the old man's war stories, back in the bad old days, regular spanner time was a given, but this is 2009. What I want to know is how they are these days - are they reliable, what are their foibles, how much is servicing and, given your time again, would you buy another one?