So there’s been a few changes in the last year with the bikes. A year ago I bought a gen 3 Beemer for track having totally fallen in love with my gen 4 beemer and to be honest it was a bit of a disaster. Loads of small issues that ultimately pissed me off when I just couldn’t get the handling to suit me and a canbus issue that saw me lose out on pretty much 2 days at Portimao and a day at Almeria meant I’d lost interest and love for it...but was was to replace it? loads of train of thought and ultimately I wanted to track my gen 4 Beemer but it’s such a good road bike. I looked at another gen 4 but the budget wasn’t quite there and then there’s the track prep on top. In the end I went for a 2016 R1 with the following spec: Stock motor (important on these I feel) Pipe werx link pipe and end can. CRC Racing fairings Brand new spair set complete set of CRC fairings inc seat unit and extended full tank cover. ( unfitteded and not sprayed). Keyless ignition Domino quick action throttle Brembo RCS 19 front cylinder with folding lever. STP clip ons Bitubo steering damper Carbon frame and swing arm covers PP tuning rear sets. PP tuning brake guard GB Racing covers K-Tech rear shock MCT reworked front forks with cartridges and springs. AFB keyless top yoke Lightech chain adjusters Lightech rear stand lifters Translogic Quickshifter and blipper. F.I Tune ECU flash Moto Holders ECU cover. V5 Braided lines front and back Moto holders carbon front Intake and dash mount. Carbon front fender 525 chain and sprockets. There were loads of bikes for sale, some that looked better spec’d on paper but I had my reasons for staying away. The guy I bought this off owns Vanguard Motorsports and offered to run the bike up in front of me on his dyno to prove it, which isn’t something you always get to see. I just got a good feeling about it and it looks like it’s been well taken care of. Going to change the can for an Akra that I’ve bought and I might change the calipers depending on how I get on with the brakes, but apart from that, I’m looking forward to Almeria with it in February.