Ok finally got my hands on my new bike (well almost). A '08 1250s Bandit with ABS. I wasn't chasing the ABS model but a small local'ish dealer had a demo with 800km on it that was just too cheap to pass up. It's Silver (only colour the ABS version comes in apparently). Ride away with 22 months left on the factory warranty for only $11,600. Also got a good trade for my current trusty old GS500. I traded the GS for $3500 worth of new gear including pipe (fitted) and rack/bags (fitted), new helmet, jacket, draggins, Boots, gloves and tankbag. Saved me the hassel of selling it and other dealers were only offering me $1500 trade lol, plus I've still got a bit of store credit left to spend. Mmmmm can't wait for pick up which is in 2 weeks because I can't get time off from work before then So with the ex gone I've got myself a new "love" lol, I hope we will spend many happy miles together and that she will be a faithful (opps I mean reliable! lol) steed. Thanks everyone for the comments etc when I was trying to choose a new bike. Cheers!!!