Just bought a 2005 F4i
I grew up with a Honda 50, 3 speed no clutch and eventually graduated to a 1984 Honda Interceptor that I rode when I was in college. After I graduated, I kind of gave it up, but I guess it never really gets out of your blood. I'm 39 now and just couldn't wait any longer.
A couple of weeks ago I drove from Raleigh, NC to Chattanooga, TN to pick up my new bike.
I really love the bike, been taking it easy and trying to get used to riding again. I took the MSF course back in October as a refresher. I've got a Shoei Z-II RYU helmet and a Joe Rocket Meteor 5.0 jacket and full coverage insurance.
I want to put some frame sliders on but will have to research it because I know I'm going to have to cut into the fairing.
I've put about 150 miles on the bike so far and am really looking forward to the weather warming up so I can ride some more.