My first ever bike was a 2000 MY cbr600f in red white and blue. Brand new and I loved her, did my first wheelie , my first stoppie my first knee down ...well you get the picture. Spent the last 17 years with suzuki, bmw and Kawasaki but I'm now coming home. An unregistered MY18 blade SP being delivered the middle of next week, dealer took delivery of it in March 2019. I'm really looking forward to it though its snowing at the minute so I doubt I will be taking her out straight away. Not really into mods and changes just tend to leave them straight but roll on the summer. Why the change, well I just couldn't resist the deals on some of the last few kicking about. £16500 on the road with 0% for 3 years on pcp. BARGAIN Some dealers still trying to shift them at £20k...yeah that's not happening with the new one imminent. Those being more savvy offering nice discounts with the 0% and sensible trade in prices. My last 2 sports bikes were zx10r 's but pre electronic gizmos so looking forward to learning to lean on the electronics to try and push even harder. This was something that was always hard to judge with the zx10. Some days you could get hard on the gas without drama and the next day it would spin or buck and weave trying to kill you so mere mortals like me would always have to hold back a little. Anyway I dont need the extra ponies from the new one and I'm happy to save the extra £120pm the new one would have cost me on a like for like basis. Yup it was nearly double the cost on a pcp compared to the deal i got on the old model. Only drawback was the dealer was 250 miles away but hey ho...worth the effort.