You should see it now. I have indulged in a little more tarting up since my failed experiment in Falco bouncing about a month after that picture was taken.
I am still trying to get over how the upper fairing which is only a piece of painted moulded plastic can cost £505.
Moral to the story. Keep it upright.
Watched "Top 10 Bikes - sports tourers" on Men and Motors tonight. What crap!! They placed the Fut 9th on a list of 10. The thing that lost it marks seemed to be "Its ugly". How can that subjective judgement be so significant? In all other espects it scored very well. If you are after a sports tourer that is comfortable, well built and with good performance and protection and you select the Futura, surely, in your subjective judgement that looks of the bike are fine. Therefore that consideration is largely irrelevant.
Anyway, I have never thought it ugly. It has a different look to it, but different does not necessarily = ugly. My only criticism of it is the colours. The red is nice, the blue and silver (metallic GREY) are just plain frumpy and the black is dull, but in a classy sort of way. The thing just needs to be painted yellow.