hello friends, a quick intro .. I'm taking delivery of a new XSR700 in next week or so. I have put a pic up in album "mybike" - so a bit about me .. I'm starting out all over again ... I rode some 6 Years ago on my 1st bike a suzuki GSF500 (2007 model) - we had a big earthquake here in Christchurch & my bike like so many others went over a got damaged. After an insurance repair job and lots of post earthquake stress - house ... I sold it. It's 31st December as I write.. in a few hours time the clock will roll into 2017 - so here we go.. I gotta get my confidence back and will do a ride forever course (8 hour ride and learn for newbies like me) - after that.. looking forward to joining a club for some weekend day trips and my own stuff. The bike is LAMS approved, ABS - gunmetal silver. My test ride was good, I liked the seating position and the bike seemed easy on turns .. looked at lots of online reviews & interesting how differing views - better to make up ones own mind i think! enough said .. will update once I actually take delivery and 1st ride ;-) cheers & happy New Year out there..