Why must owning a motorcycle mean putting up with this shit?! My much loved 800 fi was reversed into and knocked over by one of my neighbors (yet again) earlier this week, so has been taken away by the insurance firm's contracted company to be assessed for repair quote. Likely to be deemed uneconomical to repair if my (extensive) prior experience is anything to go by... It could have been worse - some inevitable fairing damage, plus the usual mirror, bar-end, levers, tank damage and such. Not fun :confusion: In the mean time, I've been provided an NC750x in temporary replacement: What happened to the principle of like-for-like replacement? Half the power and none of the character has left me rather uninspired to go for a ride :blue: It's comfy compared to my VFR, I'll give it that, and quite practical I guess, but good lord is it bland! I think perhaps its one redeeming quality is that my 6'6" self fits a little better on it than on my beleaguered VFR. So much so in fact that it makes me wonder whether if it comes to buying a replacement rather than getting mine returned to me repaired (properly I hope - I didn't much like letting it get taken away by a bunch of people I have no reason to trust with it) , I perhaps ought to consider something a bit more upright in stance than another 800 fi or Vtec. VFRs are all I've ever owned since passing my test 6 years ago. They're brilliant, I'm sure I don't have to convince this particular audience of that, but part of me wonders if it could be time for a change - blasphemy I know ffended: Any suggestions for a bike for a tall guy that doesn't have the flavour of a nothing-pie like my loan-NC? Feel free to suggest a VFR12 :tongue-new: Although I couldn't afford I suspect, and would be reluctant as it is to spend what for me would be a heap of money on something shiny and beautiful that might be trashed by yet another careless driver. EDIT: Dammit! why does the uploader keep rotating my photos through 90 degrees?!