hope this isn't premature but I got a message saying you bought you rc8 this Saturday. For the life of me I don't see it posted, if so gratz bud welcome to the club! just some thing youll want to make sure you do and being you work on cars its a no brainer but it worth stating just to be safe.
1. make sure you keep the bike pretty clean so you can see if there are any fluid leaks mainly by the oil dip stick coming out on the fiber glass down by the muffler. most rc8 don't have a problem with this but better safe then sorry. Mine had a manufacture defect in a gasket and it misted a half liter before I noticed it.
2. always check oil lv after a ride to see if you are losing or burning oil. bike needs to be upright lv with both tires on the ground not on a lift or leaning on kickstand, screw the stick all the way in then check oil. lv of oil should be in center of the small glass window or around there. Also do a walk around the bike checking the fork for bugs that can harden and chip the rubber on the seals that the forks ride through.
3. being your in Europe I am sure you have breathtaking views, please don't get caught up in them and miss a corner. if this is your first bike you'll find out the hard way your not in a car and have very little time to correct. were you eyes look the bike will follow. last week in the canons were I ride a biker got hit by a logging truck, I ride through there all the time so i'm not sure if he was splitting lanes or not, but im guessing he missed a turn and the 300 ft drop off on the other side down to the dam, but caught the truck instead. someone wasn't paying attention!
4 lastly but most important, HAVE FUN, you made an excellent purchase in bikes if I had to do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing on my choice of bike.
enjoy be safe