Hi, I bought a 16 plate monster 1200 R at the end of August and I'm delighted with it. I've put some Evotech guards and tail tidy on and a wee Gilles oil cap. It came with the Shotgun Termis and a squared off rear OEM Pirelli which has now been changed for a set of Power RS's I love the power delivery of a vee twin and have previously owned an 08 factory Tuono which I put 34K miles on and more recently a 16 plate 1290 SDR which I managed 19K miles before I traded it for the Monster. I was directed here by a link sent from Kriega,,,,,,cheers guys. Managed out for a wee hurl on Sunday and ended up in Tarbert Loch Fyne, mostly dry roads but damp in the shadows but great to out in November. A wee pic of my machine at Tarbert. Cheers. Aldo.