no, he hasn't swapped me for a younger model. yesterday while I was visiting dad, Tony went to Bills Motorcycles for a test ride on a 2008 VFR 800i. When I got home, it was in the driveway! he said 'i just fricking love it. hope you're not mad!' no I'm not mad, we'd organised a loan for this before dad's accident. So, we're now back to a 2 Honda family, and best of all he chose a candy red one so we now match haven't taken pics yet amongst everything else that's happened, but will get them up soon. He even got Bills to throw in a free helmet. his first impressions? he said that after coming off the CB1300 to this, he has NO idea what people are talking about when they say the throttle on the VFR can be jerky & ruthless. he said the CB had a jerky tendency. this thing felt smooth as silk compared to it so he's happy. he's only a short bugger but he can touch the ground on each side on his toes. on the cibby it was 1 foot on toes only. He liked the brakes, and thinks this is the best bike he's ridden so far. so he's chuffed. only downer is dad can't take it up the road for wheelies for him. but we're going to head down some of dad's fav roads on it for him, and take in some pics for dad to see.