Yeah, I probably will pick up the '12 next week on my way through the town of the dealer (assuming he doesn't sell it between now and then). I just want to get as much input and perspectives as I can between now and then. I'm typically a penny pincher so spending anything over a few hundred on one thing is hard for me mentally. Thinking about this purchase is keeping me up at nights lol. I am also afraid of getting a lemon. My '06 has been a dream of a bike as far as reliability goes. As I said, I have over 1000 hours on it (99% trail) and have had zero engine mechanical issues that weren't caused by a crash. I worry that I may get a new bike, but it will be that one that rolls off the assembly line that didn't go together quite right and I will have all sorts of expensive problems prematurely.