The title is what showed up on my phone 2 days before I went to collect my mildly customised Monster 1000 SIE (see pic on my profile). Having not been on a bike for a year following a rather large crash in the 3rd lane of the A1 near Darlington, i was a bit apprehensive as this bike is a different style, riding position and is more powerful. Oh, and it was wet and foggy and i didn't know the road (brilliant!) However, i needn't have worried. this is a very comfortable and controllable bike, it took me just 15 minutes to forget that i told everyone that i would be Mr Sensible until i got the feel for riding again! The bike is much lighter than my old Triumph Speedmaster (190kg vs 230kg) and as a still relative novice, this makes a huge difference. The bike is fast but manageable and leans into bends easily, so flattering not very good riders (like me) clear dials and easy to use controls, my only criticism is that the indicator switch does not seem to fall naturally to my thumb so found myself looking for it on occasion and once i hit the horn, that will pass with time. It has a fuel warning light, trip computer and a clock. Given the ease of technology these days they could have put more on, but, ho-hummm. Has an alarm and immobiliser as standard that works well.
The modifications on the bike make it look really good (I think) and the exhausts make a fantastic noise! I wouldn’t have bought the bike with the lower pipes on, these MIVV ones tucked under the seat and make it look really sporty. I would guess they have added a bit of power, but the bike could do with more (for top end, not acceleration), something in the summer I will look for advise on. All the Carbon fibre bits look great and no doubt help a bit with power to weight ratio.
Over all a very good buy for a bit of fun on, that you can modify and get plenty of nice comments about.