Thanks Geoff. That was the first time I have been out since before Christmas.
I think the 1100 looks cumbersome and unwieldy: but I am only 5'4" (nearly).
Did you have a look at the CCM Flat Tracker FT6, and also the Fantic Caballero 500?
I went ahead with the small led indicators and in the dark they are very bright. Not so sure about the daylight though. Can't decide whether to go for a side mounted number plate or the more traditional tail one.
Will probably put the front mudguard and my newly prepared rear one on. No rain yesterday but went through a puddle and got splashed - on my helmet and visor!
Looking forward to the Summer. I prefer to ride somewhere and have been looking at a guided tour site in Northern France but they are all booked up. Any suggestions?