After 4years on the ZZR250 it was time to finally upgrade. My upgrade wishlist went something like: CBR1100XX FJR1300 CBR1100XX VFR800 CBR1100XX Sprint ST1050 CBR1100XX Anyway the budget I had been given wasn't going to get me any of these so it was time to think about something older. I came across this CBR1000F and straight away was impressed and had to have it. After reading this article I thought why not? http://www.bikepoint.com.au/reviews/2008/story/honda/cbr1000f/honda-cbr1000f--buying-used-14248 I will mainly be doing some touring, travelling round doing some cycling racing as an official and the occassional ride with my son as pillion so the bike should be perfect for all that. So it's a 1997 CBR1000F with 60,000km on it. It came with a nice gearsack rack, bag, soft panniers and a sheepskin seat cover so it's ready for touring. The Delkevic pipes sound great, had to put the baffles in for the RWC but I think I will leave them in anyway. It has some scratches on the RHS faring from a previous drop but it's not too bad. Had it checked out by Brett at Madbiker (who I can't recommend enough if your buying a bike) who gave it the all clear so hopefully nothing happens mechanically for a while. Haven't been on group rides for over a year now but will get back in to it now I have this! Just need to get used to all that power before I head out in a group.