Originally Posted by bradtx
mr. monduc, The rear brake performance can be improved by cleaning the brake pistons and using EBC HH pads, same for the front brakes. The rear brake will still be weak compared to some other motorcycles The brakes are manufactured by Nissin.
Agree with Brad on the rear brakes. Try removing the rear caliper from the mount, pop the pads out and change them for EBC HH or Brembo sintered pads (do the same for the front for much improved stopping power too) get some brake cleaner and a toothbrush and gently get to work, get a piece of wood about 1.5 cm thick and push the pistons out with the brake lever to meet it, gently wiggle the wood free and clean the newly exposed pistons with the soft brush and plenty of brake cleaner removing any build up, clean up the edges of the pads and the corresponding faces on the caliper. Rebuild and re fit. Mind your fingers and don't get them trapped between the pistons if you push them out a little with the brake lever. Use a piece of wood.
Soft luggage. Triumph did some throw over soft panniers for the S3 and Daytona, I have some for my 06 Daytona, they strap under and over the pillion seat. They come up on eBay every now and then, they come with bolt on plastic moulded covers to protect the rear bodywork panels. However, there are many soft luggage throw over panniers on the market that are just as good, just remember to tape up the rear side panels with electrical tape or duck tape (not masking tape) so the luggage doesn't rub the paintwork. Consider getting a Baglux Tankbag too. Rentec also do a rear frame for luggage on a Daytona that you can buy a waterproof sack and strap it to that.
Remember when packing luggage, spread it out on the bed before you pack, half it, and half it again. Consider wearing old underwear and T shirts and throw it away rather than wash it if you are touring for a long weekend. When I go for a week or more, after day 4, I start throwing away the underwear rather than washing it. I only every took three pairs of underwear, wear one, wash one, dry one and cycle it all that way.
As for performance, the triple is not a twin, the power band is at the top end of the rev range and not at the bottom end compared with your Ducati. Things don't start getting interesting until I hit 8K revs on my bike. My son has a Ducati 600SS and he flies out of the corners as it pulls like a train from much lower down in the rev range.