As some of you may know I've been looking for a bike for a while, even before the untimely death of the Baby Kat (remains of which are still for sale BTW). Had been looking at something to use as a base for a cafe racer but it's quite difficult to find something that combines the good handling/light weight all proper cafe racers should have - with something that can tackle the long straight runs on the highway that make up a fair percentage of my riding (given it's an hours ride to anything even remotely resembling a decent corner). Still might try and build something later on for fun, maybe based off a cheap 250 or something but for now I figured something a little more practical for touring was a more sensible option. Always figured I'd know the right bike for me when I saw it, and sure enough that's exactly what happened when I saw this advertised for sale just 20 minutes from where I live. :grin: Apologies for the somewhat crappy picture, just wanted to take something quick before I started dismantling it. Once it's back together (and washed) I'll move it out into the light and get some better pics. Why the 750 Katana, well the main reason is simply because it's a Katana (and that in itself was almost reason enough to buy it). Of course it's also an extremely comfortable bike and seems perfectly suited to highway touring (once I chase up a rack for it). And although the old air-cooled engine isn't all that powerful by modern standards (only 80hp) it's the sort of thing that should practically run forever. Especially since it's only got 50,000kms on it :grin: (and no it hasn't clocked over - it's spent most of the last 10 years simply sitting in a shed). So mechanically the bike's pretty good, cosmetically it's got the odd scrape, scratch, crack, etc. but overall not too bad given it's age. Still got to get it roadworthied and registered but given it's barely moved since the last roadworthy don't think that's going to be a huge issue. So with any luck I'll be back on the roads soon, just in time for summer .