Thanks for the replies:
e240 - yr mate never got in contact, has he sold the bike??
Chumley - I like triumphs but the servicing is shite here and getting spares is a real pain - as my mate Bruce recently found out after falling off his RS at Sepang. Thanks anyway.
Tug - am looking to spend perhaps up to 18 grand at the most, but would prefer about 15K. Is that well out of the range? For the GSXR?