Hello everybody. Thanks for having me. I am a 54 year old who passed his test in April this year. Having previously ridden in my teens I never took my test and always regretted it. Having been lucky enough to inherit some money a couple of years ago I was finally able to do my CBT and buy a 125 (a Varadero). 14 months of riding through a dreadful summer gave me enough confidence to do my DAS.
On passing I bought a new NC700X, shortly followed by a 1998 Suzuki GSX600F (currently shoved at the back of the garage requiring a good service and a new battery) and an '07 CBF 1000 (Mk 1). Good as the CBF is, it's that that is being traded in against the new Crosstourer.
I pick the bike up tomorrow afternoon. It's the dealers demo bike which, whilst it was registered in March this year, has only done 300 miles. At £8995 I figured it was a bit of a bargain when compared to the other bikes I'd considered (Tiger, Multistrada and GS). Initial fears that it would be too tall and too heavy for me (I'm 5'8" with a 29" inside leg) were dispelled when I rode it. Trickled through traffic, low speed manoeuvres were fine and then on the open road it was awesome.
I look forward to getting to know it better.