As requested by Drew: I was counting down the number of sleeps before I could legally ride the new bike... If anyone else ever plans to do that, I DO NOT RECOMEND IT!! I started my count down at 50, and it made the time take soooo damn long! Anyway, I finally got to ride it on Monday, and I tell you I have never had so much fun on a motorcycle~! *does a little dance* The big old cruiser I had was great, and I loved it... It taught me everything I know (so far) but now that I've been out and about on the VFR it's a whole new experience... I don't scrape the footpegs around soft bends and round-a-bouts like I did on the cruiser... and with the nice sticky tyres I've got, I felt totally comfortable leaning it over in the corners... I took to it like a duck takes to water. :grin: And the power - WHOAH BABY! Soooo much better than the 250cc's I was used to!! Over taking has never been so much fun! The weather was perfect, the roads we took were SENSATIONAL, and I couldn't have asked for a better overall day for my first experience of riding this simply beautiful bike. 10 out of 10. I'm as happy as a pig in mud!