Yes i scummbed to the need of a 2 wheeler. Used to ride Deauville in 2004 and 2005.But after an accident where my 8 month pregnant wife had to ride with me in the ambulance, after me repeating the same things over and over again (conscussion "hope i spelt it right) i am finally the proud owner of a Honda VFR 800F. A bike that is a lot easier to ride than the Deauville. Beautiful in the corners and very easy to manuver. Here is a brief summary of my ride.Hopefully someone finds it beneficial. Had my first ride from "New World Honda" great guys (thanks Rob and Grant) and they had about 4 different rides lined up for me to choose from (namely Hornet 600, Hornet 900, CBR600RR, VFR 800F), but after the VFR nothing compared. So put down a deposit last week and picked the bike up today. I am not a regular rider rather a newbie. The bike is beautiful to look at but when you start the engine a new world entices you. It didn't feel like the hornet (try and touch the throttle and i will show you) rather felt like ( i can do what you want me to). So after a brief 20 Km ride on the freeway and a few twists and bend i was convinced. Bike Pick up Got there sharp and early at about 0900 and Grant was there to give me a hand (Rob had scrubbed in the tires after about 4 Km of riding), After the normaly formalities (insurance, paperwork) Got on the bike and rode to Belgrave Hallm turnoff. The wind was annoying and to run the bike in deciced i would not take the freeway so back to Berwick on the Princes Highway and then back on to the freeway. The wind was schocking so road at about 80 -90Km to be safe. Got to drouin and then back on the Princes Hwy (letting the engine run in) and back home to warragul. Relaxed and lokked at it for a while. Mate of mine showed up and we were back on to Tararalgon and then via Glengarry , Willgrove , Yarragon . During this time had few corners , great and easy to lap up the kms without taxing your body to much. The bike felt at ease leaning into and coming out of corners. The engine (standard exhaust) sounded great and bike manuverability in the end hepled me with my confidence a fair bit. My helmet started playing up and hurting my right ear (gotta have the helmet looked at) stopped at Yarrgon for a coffee. The rode home at parked it in the garage. The bike was very stable and easy to pull back up. Just a joy to ride. After about 150Km back at home and now enjoying a few beers. Thanks Honda for a great bike. Hoping to ride in the coming few weeks and clocking up the km to gain my confidence back up. Hope you enjoyed reading.