Hello fellow riders. I am 45 today and after a bit of an truancy on the motorcycling front, I am back in the fold. I have owned, loved, been frustrated with and mesmerised by quirky Italians. I often wonder why I keep going back to them. Well I am one of those people whose heart always rules the mind. Yes I always take into consideration the 'sensible' option, always look at the list of issues and the outstanding character and behaviour of the competition, but after all is said and done, there was never going to be any other choice. This will be my third italian bike after a 74 ducati 750 GT and a Laverda 750 SF2 and the only new bike I have ever owned. So I am really excited to soon feel a new breed sports bike under my ageing bones and will report back on the MV Agusta F3 800. After that is paid off I will then look at a used 848 Corse SE, a used 899 Panigale (by then), or one of the new Norton Cafe Racers.