I'm coming off restrictions soon and have been giving a lot of though to whether to upgrade or not, and what to. I've been thinking about various bikes but when I saw an advertisement for this one I snapped it up to save myself quite a bit off new price. I got it for $7990 with 1,298 kms on the clock. It was first reg in 5/09 so still has most of the 2 year warranty left. I had the bike shipped from Melb to Canberra via Fergusson's and it arrived last night. Gave it a clean, polished all the metal bits and took some pics. Have to register it in ACT now. A mate who lives around the corner will be riding it for me until I can (lucky bugger). I've only ridden it the length of my very long driveway. First impressions - it's VERY different from my GS500F. I know it's one of those love it or hate it things like the B-King, and I love it! Love the dash, the mirrors will take some getting used to I think, the tank looks so big when you're sitting on it, seat is very comfy and well padded compared to the GS500, and it is very quiet exhaust wise. I don't know if it's because it has no screen or not, but you feel like you're sitting a lot closer to the front of the bike. Interestingly full comp insurance is $45 cheaper per annum than the GS500 - they said because many LAMS bikes get dropped. So for the moment I'm still riding the GS500, and when I sell it the difference between the two bikes cost wise will only be $2-$3k - gotta be happy with that.