A couple of months ago when I first saw photos of the new Big K tourer, I thought it ugly. http://www.texascitycycleonline.com/2008_concours_14.htm These close ups and detail photos are great, maybe the bike is growing on me. Doesn't matter though, I'll not be able to afford one! Maybe I'll wait 5 years and pick one up, and lose that horrible exhaust! Looks a great bike, beautiful castings/forgings, nice attention to detail. Panniers look stuck on, but hey, that's how panniers look on most bikes I guess. The specs look great/scary for this bike too. Regards, Andrew.