It's funny reading this thread i was laughing because I only got my bike a few months ago and i still go to the garage to check on her every night and every morning. The night that I brought her home I could not sleep a wink and I was on here at 5am having just come from sitting with her in the garage for about 30 minutes. Funny. Where in the UK are you from? I have family in Kingston outside london (aunt), and in Cambridge (uncle), also at Oxford (cousins). I get over the pond every couple of years to visit. My cousin in Wales just bought a 1098 in red too. I keep telling him to get on here, but he works for a big company that makes boxes and works some pretty strange hours. Ciao Bella ( I know I spelled that wrong).