I was checking it out at a dealer here in L.A. yesturday. Its $7199.00 plus taxes, fees & Reg. He says it OTD price is $8321.00 but well see about that. The bike is very light, slender, and stylish in comparision to my old DR650. I found one web site that claims it has like 56.somthing H.P. and a top speed of 110. Those measurment where in metric but I used a online conversion table to recalulate. The dealer claims it has more low end torque and a broader power band than the KTM which he also sells. The bike he has now is already sold so a test ride is out of the question but in a month or so I'm going to make him order another one:)
As for the availablity of the bikes he says these are the first ones for the year and he will be getting more of them in four weeks or so.
Here is a interesting & informative riders review of the SM http://www.motoring.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=918&fArticleId=2447227
It says the SM has 41.8 kilowatts energy which converts to just a hair over 56 horsepower.