Sorry for not being very active on the forum recently.
Well, I bit the bullet, and at the weekend my CBR got taken away in a van and I took deliver of a shiny Aprilia RSV1000 Mille!
I wanted one for ages, but put it off because of reliability issues, service costs and whether I was ready for a thou machine.
Its an 04 model, in silver and red, 9k miles and its an absolute beast! So much faster then the CBR, at high revs its just gob smacking. I will certainly be taking it easy for a while.
And the best part, I already have an exhaust in the post