CBT Feb '07, bought '02 in March '07 which had 4052 on the clock. When it was dropped off by the delivery company they thought the details they had were wrong "This isn't a 125, it's huge" That's the main reason I decided to get a baby V. Being 6ft and 16stone I needed something that I wouldn't crush. I commute 50miles each day, come rain or shine so I need something that can be seen by road users.
I've been really impressed with the bike, sits quite happily at 70-75 along flat A roads, drops down to 60 on small slopes, and down to 50 on anything steeper.
In the last 7 months I've almost done 10,000 miles, replaced the chain and sprockets twice, one headlight bulb, new fork seals and a new set of rubber.
I don't keep the bike wrapped up in bubblewrap, it's kept outside exposed to all the elements but it just keeps going. Haven't seen a dip in performance at all, but that's what you'd expect from a Honda isn't it?
I don't take it easy on the throttle, almost always close to the redline and I still get 60mpg, when taking it steady, it's easy to achieve 75+mpg.
Got my DAS test booked for next week, so I'm looking for a replacement, but I don't think much will match the varadero in terms of reliability and economy.
If you've just done your cbt, or want a bike that is cheap to run, get a baby V