:| A sad day in so many ways. But also exciting as I sold the bike in order to take the next adventure. I've had my SR for about five years and have covered, at a guess, at least 50,000km on it. An SR is on my A-list of great bikes, but I've had a bug for a very long time to go vintage British and now that I have the W650 as reliable transport and a fantastic weekend bike, I think it's time. (I might cheat and go for a Commonwealth bike rather than purely British - an Indian Royal Enfield looks like a cheap accessible entry to old British design.) I'll still be involved with my old SR as I sold it to a close friend who needs a slow bike after walking for 18 months, and we tend to swap bikes for a day or week at a time for the heck of it, and he said I can buy it back if I get too many regrets. But alas, let's take a moment to remember (cue sentimental music): This bike has been a very emotional possession for me, and I've had many of my best motorcycle moments on it.