I bought my first British bike in over 40 years last month, a 2011 Thruxton 900. I have to say due to the weather and the not inconsiderable amount of mud and crap on the roads around where I live (country bumpkin!). I haven't ridden it any distance yet. So I'm looking forward to warmer drier days to come. The Thruxty is currently keeping my other two bikes, an Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 and a 1979 Honda CB550F company in the garage.