Well, my motorbike has been stolen from outside my house. This makes me sad on a very profound level. I don’t hold out much hope for it being recovered considering it would be quite hard to steal so I assume it was done by professionals.
You were a wonderful thing to ride my dearest Hirokae – but I’m afraid the love affair is over.
The insurance company is saying it could take up to 3 months to get my money – my god I hate insurance companies.
So, while I’m waiting, I’ll also be doing a little window shopping. Here are my choices and I’d like some comments (please note that I will be upgrading from a 600 cc to a 1000 cc which does things to me I’m ashamed to admit):
- Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade
- Honda FireStorm (update)
- Yamaha YZF R1
- Kawasaki ZX 10 R
- Suzuki GSX1000R
- Buell Lightning XB12S
- Triumph Speed Triple
- Ducati 749
- Ducati Monster (update – thank you Julie for reminding me)
All comments welcome on either performance or appearance. They are all in the same ball park in terms of performance and price.