Well took the new (to me) Spada for a bit of a blast today - my first proper ride since my accident a month ago (to the day!) What a grouse little bike!! Rode from Alphington to Yarra Glen, out towards Healesville then up the Chum Creek Road - returned through Yarra Glen again and on to Warburton then back through Templestowe to Alphington again - only 150km but enough to get a feel for the bike. And it met expectations in every respect. Sat comfortably at 120km/h along the Yarra Glen - Healesville Rd - with more in reserve but I left that for another time. Just magic through the twisties along the Chum Ck Rd - taking it easy at 80-90km/h most of the way through there. And great mileage too - 5.5l for 152km or 3.6l/100km overall - which gives it a range of about 300km from its tiny tank before dropping into reserve. So I'm a happy camper - think I can comfortably live with the Spada for the next 12 months or so!! Richard.