I rode a Dragster 800 a few years back, before the Duke was around. It had a big grin factor but was bloody expensive and much less user friendly. I nearly bough a used one just before I bought the 790. The MT 09 was a good ride and I loved the engine but I didn't spend long enough on it to make an very informed opinion of it overall. I have never ridden a Street Triple and although they are supposed to be a great bike, I can't bring myself to sit on something so ugly. Looks like they have been thrown together from the parts bin.