Introduction When I first decided to get into bikes, I wanted a Kawasaki. I didn't really care what Kawasaki, there was just something about the green machines that I liked. First I wanted a Ninja 250, then I wanted a Ninja 300. Then when I owned a Yamaha Scorpio, I wanted my next bike to be a Ninja 650. No matter what, I kept on wanting a green Japanese bike... And then I rode some Yamahas. I test rode a brand new Yamaha R3, and MT-07 in September last year, and I said to hell with that, and decided that I wanted an MT-07. So I started saving, my initial plan was to earn the entire $11,000 price tag and buy brand new, completely outright. The reason I had this idea, I'm not sure. But it proved to be a bad idea, because at the time I made that decision, I didn't even have a job. I sort of estimated that if I did well, I could get working again, and have the bike by mid-late 2016. However things changed on my birthday, I was in the bike shop because my dad was buying me some riding boots as a Christmas gift (yeah, my dad's Birthday gift was buying me my Christmas gift. ), and we joked to the shop owner about buying the demo bike I rode, and he actually said it was for sale. The new ABS models were coming in soon, and they were getting a replacement demo bike, so he was selling the current demo for $9500 ($1500 off brand new). So we talked about it a bit, and suddenly I found myself leaving with a gigantic smile on my face. And then a few days later... The Bike So welcome to my 2015 Yamaha MT-07. There was just 483KM on the clock when I rode it home. They would have been a hard 483KM, but that's not so important. The speed on the first day was blinding for me, because I was just used to riding a Scorpio. I felt like a man who I don't know. A man who was told he was getting thrown in a room with a killing machine, only to find that they forgot to put in any batteries. I was really holding out on having a shave. But the bike excitement was too much for me to care, I spent most of my work day thinking "today is the day! Today is the day!" That is my old Scorpio with the MT-07. Later that week we put her up for sale, and we sold her off at the end of December. I made $2000 from it, which is a $900 profit as we initially paid $1100. I was sort of sad to see the bike leave, I've done very weird things on that bike... No, no! Nothing like that, get your mind out of the gutter. I just took it off-roading a couple of times. Now that I've had the MT-07 for a month, I can't really point out any issues because my only base for comparison was a lazily assembled, wobbly Scorpio. Occasionally when I stop the gear display gets confused and can't tell which gear it is in, the first time I found that issue, I spent 10 seconds holding up traffic at a roundabout. And the bike's gigantic radiator has no guard. Future Plans My first plan for parts is to get a radiator guard, which will probably be around $100. And then a windscreen, as there are quite a few options. I've been looking at this MRA screen. And I also still haven't gotten around to getting some cleaner for the bike, because I have to give it special treatment because of the matte finish. Well, in other words, car shampoo without wax. But yeah, I may keep this thread updated with what I do with the bike, who knows? And finally, congratulations to anyone that managed to read even half of this giant OP.