Many thanks Beaker! I'm increasingly thinking of giving up my role as an IAM examiner next year, simply as it's taking up too much time. No plans to give up riding though. Not sure that the GSX-S is the best bike for more socially-oriented riding, especially for an ageing short arse
. Something like a T120 or a low seat 765 Triple might be the way to go.
Safe riding in the UK winter!