Yes, I love my C90 but I had the opportunity to purchase a brand new C109R at a ridiculously good price. In fact I was beginning to save up for a new Triumph Thunderbird but this was just too good a opportunity to pass up. I have never owned a totally new bike so it is quite exciting :)
After much haggling and negotiating I managed to get more for my trade in than what I payed for it 10,000 km's ago :) and a whole lot of great add ons.
The C109R is a big bike - 1800CC and over 350kgs heavy and quite imposing. It is definitely not a sport bike, however, I am in love with the riding position (the same as the C90), and the larger fuel tank and the massive power if needed. I also love the colour - its maroon (dark dark red). I will pick it up the middle of the week as they are putting on a sissy bar and rack; side panniers and extra lights on the front.
Tomorrow a group of us are off to the Puhoi Pub and it will be my last chance to take the C90 out. I will be a little sad as I have equally loved this bike.
Heres a pic of the new bike (not the actual bike, but it gives you the idea)
Thanks to a couple of members at M109Riders.com for these photos :) Hope thats okay.
Heres a couple more photos I found: