So I’m in the market for a new bike (the 310 is going to need some big-time TLC, as in new crank bearing etc. at least) - I plan to do the work myself (because I’m stupid that way) but in the meantime I need to ride! And its time to move up - I’ve bent the shifter reaching for 7th gear. (what do you think of a 310 supertard, with 15/50 gearing?) I’m not all that turned on by the ‘08 Husky’s - its July and still no idea on when, if ever, a big tank is going to be available, BMW seems to be doing its best to screw everything up, no USA website anymore, parts scarcity, etc. But I would be happy to find a remaindered ‘07 (or even ‘06) TE450 or 510 - particularly because I have most of a new bike in parts already and know where most of the kinks in the Husky’s lie. I really don’t want to buy used - I prefer to break my own toys, thank you. I see some good points to having two bikes with a lot of interchangable parts. Anybody got a line on a dealer sitting on an ‘06/’07 TE450/510? Alternately- My local ‘Berg dealer has a couple of crated ‘07 FE450s for a damn good price, and since I live in a state with sensible (for the moment) laws, I can plate one pretty easily. Out the door price is lower than the MSRP on an ‘08 TE450, they (NMS) are committed to the brand and stock everything for them - plus Motoxotica is a call away if NMS is lacking on anything. But I’m going from one semi-exotic to a definate exotic - and I really plan to put 8000 miles on it in the next two years. (the ‘bergs are sexy looking tho, and the right colors!) Decisions, decisions. What'cha think?