The sensible thing would be to join carpe-tdm.net and ask there. You will be very impressed with the response. They dont have anything else to do in the uk, the weather is always too shit for riding.
Harsh, very harsh.
I've seen at least one recent photo on carpe where it wasn't raining. I think the snapper was touring in Europe, though.
Some consider the MK I to be the original & best, as Yamaha intended. MK II had the crank throw changed to 270o so it sounds like a Doocati.