The story so far:
Suffered a simple drop of my T in a cul-de-sac. When I got it home, I discovered that the rear brake pedal had punched a 4cm hole in the lower frame strut. This was on the eve of a 3500km trip to the GP and back! Patched it up mas much asI could.
On the trip, the bike performed perfectly, but when I returned, I took it to the dealer for an opinion.
The long and the short of itr all is that the bike was written off, because the frame was deemed unrepairable. Absolutely nothing else wrong, except a dent in one of the Akra's (which I'm getting repaired).
So; bye-bye Tuono.
The good news was that the insurance company, on agreeing that the bike was a write off, payed out the agreed value; despite the fact that it was greater than the replacement price of a new T! (I wasn't arguing - something to do with the fall in the value of the Euro with respect to the A$ over the last year.)
So what to do?
Had a look at the Duc Monster S4RS. A very nice bike, but in my opinion, not quite up there with the T.
Rejected the Superduke, because it was even taller that the T, and I could only get my tip-toes on the ground.
Then I discovered that, for a sum extra, there was one Tuono Factory available in the country.
Until I discovered that, for the same price, there was one of these available as well:
I guess from now on, I'll be in the 'Other Italian Makes' forum.
Another piece of good luck was that all the extras on the bike (including the Akras) were not listed on the policy, so I got to keep them. I'll post a message when I get the LHS can repaired.