I went to see Peter the owner of Road & River on Saturday morning for a new front tyre for the VFR. I wound up getting another Michelin Pilot Power. It turned out that I needed some new front disc pads as well, which Peter was able to do there and then for me.
I can highly recommend R&R for personalised service, perfect for those of us who want a specialist motorcycle business and don't like the bland, impersonal "K Mart" type of experience that the big bike shops all seem to offer now. Road & River is also an authorized MV Agusta and Husqvarna dealer, so I just love to drool over those bikes while I'm there.
Have a good look at these things - they are "art" on 2 wheels. If only I could win the lottery!