Well apart from the weather usually throwing it down ([email protected]@@ng down at present) speed cameras wherever you look it's all good yes. The UK is good, there are a lot worse places in the world to ride.
You loved the UK but you went back to aus you lucky lad. I'd love to emigrate there but my wife won't.
G'day to ya mate. If you don't mind the suggestion, a jaunt out to the Phillip Island MotoGP in October might be a good shakedown for you and your nu2u scoot. My pal from Adelaide and a few of his riding mates did it annually for several years. He's moved to Quirindi (spelling?) now so not sure if that's doable for him anymore.
Duct tape can't fix stupid...but it sure helps muffle the sound
'03 SP2, '09 GL1800