I bought the bike new in 1993. I wanted that bike and colour scheme. So, I will hold on to it a little bit longer. Besides, to replace with a bike the same size engine, now-a-days, would be too expensive.
Did you just buy your bike? You did mention that it would be your first riding season? You must be excited. Did you take a riding course? I took a refresher course last year with my GF as she rides a Vespa. Her first scooter. Boy, the scooter is fun! Nothing compared to my CBR, though. Her Vespa is only 150cc with a top speed of 100km. It starts to vibrate after 100km. The engine is screaming, too!
Yeah, I am tired of winter already... come on Spring!