I have owned this bike since September 2012 and I can honestly say that I am very happy with it. I had a 2011 HRC Fireblade before this and also a Suzuki Burgman AN650 Executive, before the Burgman I had a Honda Deauville NT650(the Deauville and then the Burgman were bought for 40 miles commutes from Romford to Kent). I found that I was using the Burgman a lot more often than the blade, because it was so much more practical and comfortable to ride. Last year I decided to sell the Fireblade because I had only covered 500 miles on it and I had owned it for just over a year. I contacted my local dealer and negotiated and I was able to do a straight swap for the Integra, in the colour which I wanted, which was Candy Graceful Red. I decided on the Integra because it combines the comfort and protection of a scooter and the ride and handling of a motorcycle. I had a demo ride on a NC700X DCT, because none of my local dealers had an Integra demo bike available. I liked the NC700X, but I thought that it did not provide enough weather protection and the padding in the seat was a bit too firm. 1. The DCT in a word is excellent, I know that some people will argue and disagree, but I think that Honda should make DCT an option on all of their larger capacity bikes. 2. I disagree with MCN, the bike has plenty of torque and I know that off the line, this bike will keep up with most sportsbikes. Most people think that bhp is important, when it comes to acceleration, when in actual fact it is torque that matters when it comes to acceleration. BHP is for top speed, the more bhp, the higher top speed. 3. Top end speed is not everything and the top speed of this bike is more than enough for UK roads. The NC range are all built in Japan. I have owned mostly sportsbikes, ever since I passed my test in 2003. I have owned a CBR600F, CBR600RR7, CBR1000RR6 and CBR1000RRB HRC. before buying the CBR1000RRB, I tried out the then new crossplane crank Yamaha R1, but I decided that the bike was not good around town and you really needed to rev the bike a lot to get the power out of it. The CBR1000RR felt more powerful.