Hey people, just a quick note to say hi, tell a bit about myself. Sorry, the title is meant to be a bit of fun, but in all truth my (soon to be ex) wife never had an issue with me getting another bike, it just the usual combination of things they call life (finances/work/BS/etc). Anyway, a little over a decade ago I sold my last bike, a FZR400, to travel the world. It was a great toy & my first venture into "proper" road bikes. (Previously I had dirt bikes & registered dirt bikes, ah-la DT200). Upon my return some 3 years later, I was soon back into full time work, then mortgage, and then relationship, then marriage.... and wow time flies... I have wanted to get back on a motorbike for years now (I regularly cycle, both road and MTB, so I am still quite comfortable on two wheels in traffic), but a company car has meant commuting is out of the question, so that just leaves a weekend toy... & well, I suppose I've had my head stuck in the sand in a lot of areas in my life for a while now... Anyway I digress, right now I'm just doing research to shortlist some bike, (and determine a budget!) before getting out & test riding some when I am ready to purchase, hopefully by the end of January. I have always loved the naked bike look, loved Duc Monsters when I was a kid, but now, wow there are so many options! I will definitely check out the MT-07/09, Kaw Z800, Street & Speed Triple's. Additionally I love the cafe racer look... so like I said, lots of research to do! Anyway, glad I found this place, lots of great info! Thanks.