As detailed in another thread, I'm at least contemplating the idea of flying to Melbourne to buy a brand new SV650 then riding it home to Brisbane. Having read a few of the 'running in' threads here, and just from my own knowledge, though, I know that flogging it at a buck twenty for 18 hours up the Hume and the Pacific is not the ideal start for a new engine. I could spend a bit longer and ride around Melbourne for a day or so, then go up the coast road to Sydney, taking a bit longer bit with more twisties and more speed variation. The other alternative (which would cost a couple of hundred bucks more and be less fun) is just to get it shipped up here. Opinions?