Well impressed when 1st got it and 3 years later, sorry to see it go. It was my 3rd 'real' bike and although I didn't realise at the time, I learnt how to ride properly. Soon got to my limits on the bike but the CBR never reached its limit no matter what I threw at it or mistakes I made. Excellent in the wet with 020's but must be warmed up first. Throttle was a bit 'grabby' but you get used to it, as with everything. Can't not mention the build quality ~ it's a Honda, 3years/22000 miles later and I still got £2300........from a dealer!! Not bad for an 8 yr 40k miler. Get a rear mudflap thingy if you buy one though, always got well covered in rain and mud on my back in crap weather, or take the missus! better still, take mine! It never let me down apart from a crap fuel tap that needed the diaphram supergluing down. Finish is good, speed is excellent, still shows some more modern (and bigger!) stuff the way to go, but braking hard shows a need for braided lines. Ripped through a few chains too, 3 in 14 months! Got an X ring Didi next, and should still be going strong now. I had it for 4 months and never adjusted it, unlike the others that seemed to need doing as soon as I got home! I've only given 60% for ease of working on cos I did nothing but very, very basic work. Leave it all to the pro,s I say. Thanks Gav (GBH) If I ever could afford more than one bike at a time, the CBR would be there for when you really NEED to thrash the nuts off something. Farewell Honda, I'm seeing Kawasaki now.