Here is the new to me 2006 Monster S2R 1000 I just picked up at John Valk BMW / Ducati. Ditching the FZ1 for something lighter, and as my wife explained on the way home - "This is a way cooler bike, your old bike was good for going fast, carrying gear and doing that for a long time - just like a minivan". Never thought I was riding a minivan, oh well.
Thanks to the wife for buying it for me,
Thanks to Lorne at JV, and Rusty for their no-BS approach.
Thanks to Cindie their insurance contact who saved me a total of about 300$ over my previous coverage! Who woulda thought an $8k policy on a Yamaha would cost more than an $11k policy on a Duc (no I didn't pay 11k for it, think taxes, accessories - I got a much better deal).
If anyone is interested in a well maintained 2005 FZ1 set up for sport touring, its for sale at Imperial . . .
Now if it would only stop snowing in Vancouver, WTF!