Some good banter there folks, and some good consideration - thanks
XX-V was mint - truly showroom condition - but for the sake of £1000 the XX-5 takes it. 7 yrs it's junior and half the mileage (11k) - so not quite run in yet
Add the lack of carbs to worry about and a few mods from Honda, ticks all my boxes.
Wurzelbird is a-coming... large excitement... ))))))