congratulations on the new bike. Your price sounds good and the bike too. I agree the bike handles good for its size and weight. The balance front to rear is improved and the center of balance is lower than older models. The Aluminum frame I guess helps this. Is also better counter balanced engine also.
Wonder if you see many Yamaha's in London? Do you turn some heads when you ride by on your big V Twin? Here is Ohio Yamaha is popular but Harley out numbers us in Cruisers. Lots of smaller cruisers but numbers shift to Harley as the cost goes up. The Stratoliner has more performance and I believe an edge on reliability. Harley has the image. Sport bikes are popular with the younger riders. Most look really uncomfortable, the sport touring bikes look good. The Japanese are most popular there. BMW and Triumph have some nice bikes. Not quite as popular.