So I got my new ride this week. After my off a few weeks ago which saw me write off my 3 week year old CBR600RR, I did a bit of soul searching and decided to go back to my naked roots. Test rode the Triumph Speed Triple, it's an absolute pocket rocket, if it wasn't for my size, 6 feet & 100Kgs, I may have really considered it but it was too small for my liking. Then test rode the Aprilia Shiver and I was sold. For an italian this bike is awesome, the seating position feels more natural for me, it's got a bit of get up and go and the ride by wire is sooo smooth, not to mention that I think she looks spectacular. So, here is some obligatory pics: Sorry to those folks that came to this thread expecting a story about naked italian ladies. If it's any consolation my gf is part italian but I don't think she'd appreciate me posting her pic! See you folks on the road and hopefully will be keeping my rubber side down!!