Hello all. Some have called me a Raging Bull, which I prefer, while others have called me a Sierra Oscar Charlie, which in the phonetic alphabet is S O C. I really should not have to translate this, but for those who may be still a little mystified, the S is for silly and the O is for old. It's a funny thing, 'cause that is a term (of endearment at times) I use frequently when I speak of individuals who fit a certain criteria in my mind. This usually doesn't endow me with congratulatory platitudes, infact quite the contrary, especially from my wife when she says, verbatim: "you stupid old fart, you know, that individual is probably younger that you are". Oh, the horror, the shame and the feeling of deflation. Nevertheless, I own and ride a 1098S Ducati with the full factory race exhaust, the factory ECU and various other tricky bits to give me 154 r w hp and probably around 170 at the crank. I bought the bike new in 2007 and was mightily pissed off a short time later when Ducati brought out the 1198. So, these bits and pieces bring my machine to and beyond 1198 specs. I also own and ride my lovely black and red 2011 Suzuki Hayabusa that has been 'played with' and is VERY, VERY fast indeed, and I love her with a passion. My third machine is a ZX9R Kawasaki track day only bike. My past machines in chronological order were, K2 Honda CB750, Triumph Bonneville, 1979 black & gold Ducati 900SS bevel drive, last of the oil-cooled Suzuki GSXR1100 (big-bored to 1220) and, one of my favourite all time machines, the K5 GSXR 1000, in blue and white of course. Sadly these machines are no longer with me because my wife is cruel to me. I might be getting a little older, but I will NEVER give up my big bore sports bikes and, yes, I do love to push the limits frequently. Sadly, most of the time I ride on my own because most of the blokes I used to ride with have grown up and now look down on me, some literally and others in a figurative sense only. I am always looking for someone to ride with, 'cause my wife refuses to get on the back, so lets go, no more crap, just do it...... Regards, The Raging Bull PS. isn't it funny how some people refer to themselves in the third person, the wankers!