I haven't found a good comparison anywhere on the internet, so I came to the best place for such a question. Which one is better? A friend of mine has the Triumph and I took it for a ride, thought it was awesome, but I've never ridden a 696. That ride is what got me interested in the 696, I like the styling better of it, and the lure of "Ducati" also helped drag me in. Obviously I've been stuck on the 696 but once I looked at the HP numbers they kind of scared me. I know the Triumph has 107hp and the 696 numbers range from 67-85, depending on what site you look at. Is the 696 that much slower than the triple? Has anyone ridden both? Really any comparison would help.