After promising myself that I would never buy another new bike, I went ahead and did that just yesterday. Traded my 2010 Street Triple R on a new 2013 left over Aprilia Tuono V4R. While the STR is a great bike, it is the lightest and least powerful bike I have owned in a decade and it just didn't scare me the way I like to be scared every now and then. LOL I was at a point where I was debating with myself on whether to throw a couple of $$ at it to do up suspenders, the seat ( man I hate the seat on these) and perhaps a custom tune, or sell and buy something with more power, a better seat and suspenders. I have always like the look and sound of the V4 Aprilia and was considering a newish second hand one with a little bit or warranty left. A dealer near by had a 2013 demo for sale. A yellow and black. One test ride and I was hooked, but couldn't live with the yellow, particularly the yellow seat which looked old and tired on this demo already at just 1400klm! I was wondering what it would look like in 5 years. So we negotiated on the new black one in the corner. Couldn't come to an agreement on price after a bit of back and forth between the salesman and his boss, so I walked ( as you do when you cant come to an agreeable price). Two hours later the salesman rings and says his boss will now do it for the price I had stopped at. Yay! Picking it up on Monday afternoon. I just hope that it doesn't rain for the next week with that cyclone up north. I'm on annual leave at the moment and would really like to spend a bit of time getting better acquainted with my new ride!