Hi Konrad, welcome to the forum. As you say, destiny has found you. You can spend months checking specs and doing research, but buying bikes involves the heart as much as the head. If you love the bike, there's a good chance you'll end up owning it regardless of the research. The VFR800 is one of the best all rounders ever made, so you're not going to go very far wrong there anyway. There are small differences between the different generations but they are all very good bikes. Being a newish rider, you may find that the bike is quite a bit heavier than you are used to and the V four motor has a bit of weight up high too which means you need to use good technique for low speed maneuvering and be fairly firm and committed when making low speed turns. It is quite a big jump in power and weight coming from the 125s but there are plenty of guys on here who have started on the VFR and while they have plenty of power available, the power delivery is less savage than on some light weight sports bikes. You get to choose how much to open the throttle. The best advice I was given when I started riding was "keep your wrist down" at least until you have a good feel for the bike. "Keep your head up" and "look where you want to go" were the other two. The bike you have found is a VTEC model, that just means that it has some clever mechanical gizmos that take two valves out of service at low revs that gives a bit more torque and better fuel economy when running around town and helped Mr Honda meet the noise and emission regs too. When the revs get up higher the other valves come back into service and you get more power. It's a little like a turbo cutting in but milder. It happens a bit over 6000 rpm and until you get used to it, that may give you a little start if it happens mid corner and may unsettle you and the bike. It really isn't an issue and you will get used to it very quickly. If you want to avoid it in the corner it's a simple matter of choosing a suitable gear so you are either comfortably below or a little above the cut in point. I hope you enjoy the new bike and stay safe.