After purchasing my first bike (to get my license with), a 1997 Suzuki GSX-250F, running through the licensing rigmarole I finally decided what bike I wanted to purchase, and get to know better. After months of researching, first of all settling on the 2012 Triple, but not being sold on the design, I moved onto the Ducati Monster, but again styling, price and ergos got in the way. I then started looking at the 2012 VFR800, and was extremely tempted but then after seeing what Triumph had done to the 2013 Triple, my mind was made up, Triumph it was. Then, after a week of looking to see if one was available somewhere close (I live in southern NSW), I found a store about 130 KM away that just received at STR, and it was from the launch so it had quite a few factory extras (belly pan, fly screen, TPM, crash bars, paddock stand knobs, machines alloy reservoirs and in the colour of my choice! I had to have it, so here we are, 3 weeks later just picked my new family member up and am now in the process of running in the new bike, which means not using all the power or agility at my finger tips, which really is a good thing as it is a big step up from my old 250, so I'm looking at it the running in KMs as learning to handle the new bike time!