Well I said good bye to the 600 Monster and my restrictions and a few days later ended up with this. I was looking for an 848 but an experienced mate encouraged me to try a 1098 first. I ended up buying the 1098 as I believe I can grow into this bike and I'll be less likely to want to upgrade if I had purchased the 848. I've covered around 250k's on it as I've had it just on a week and Melbourne weather isn't too nice a the moment. All I can say is WOW! This is an incredible bike, with so much potential and ability. I highly doubt there would be too many people out there that can push one of these 10 tenths and if there is I tip my hat to you.