Last week I finally got the weekend (Saturday & Sunday) off. I went for a ride and met a friend over at my local dealership and we always check out the new stuff and then go for a ride. This was strange for me because I was surprised at how busy they are on Saturdays and the bikes that show up are incredible. Anyways we went inside and there were plenty of things to look at including a new yellow 1098 and a red 848. I've seen them before and I never wanted to sit on them except once when I thought they might be too extreme. Well this was different. I couldn't stop thinking about that 1098 and Monday I was on the phone scheduling a test ride for Tuesday. That bike is incredible!!! Handling is crisp, the steering is right there and the motor is so tractable and not intimidating but powerful. I bought it that day and my RWB is now on their showroom with the pipes, power commander, and lots of great memories from the last year and a half. I think we all go through this like I've said in the past. Sometimes it just takes the right set of circumstances and an unscheduled day off. I've been looking at other bikes since the time I got my VFR and I'm so happy I had it. That would have been a great bike to keep with the 1098 but $$$$ prevented that as well as room. I put 112 miles on it Tuesday and I had no issues with discomfort.... although traffic reminds you the pipe comes up awful close to the right thigh!!!! Probably gonna be sterile before long. If you havn't seen the 1098 in yellow I posted a pic since most are red. I'm trying to get my cel linked up so I can get some shots on the road.