I have an 08 and believe they are worth the wait.
So many pro’s and so few con’s as a new rider.
To me the pro’s are:
-Doesn’t look like a trainer bike……cannot count how many times I am asked if it is a 600.
-Fit and Finish for a bike 3x the cost.
-Leans over NOW in a turn which has really boosted my counter-steering confidence…I’m now hunting switchbacks…
-Above 9k RPM’s the little engine really hums
-Brakes are good after a few quick stops already
-Gotta gotta gotta keep the rev’s up and work the clutch like they taught us in MSF
-With 16 lbs of torque my lawn mower has more low-end grunt
THE SINGLE BIGGEST CON:
-I keep telling myself it’s only a trainer and I am ready to get an ‘adult’ bike but part of me really cannot bear to part with this wonderful little machine……