Well, it's a done deal. The sticking point was the trade in value on my wife's Suzuki Bandit. I have some numbers for those of you that are interested.....
MSRP price for F800GT built to Canadian specs with ABS and heated hand grips: $13,200.00 CDN.
MSRP for bike as equipped with comfort and safety packages: $15,365.00 CDN (This includes freight/PDI/Documentation Fee and fresh mountain air in the tires)
MSRP for side cases is $432.05 per case for a total of $864.10 CDN (c/w keyed alike lock cylinders)
MSRP for 18 litre top case is $454.12 CDN (c/w keyed alike lock cylinder)
I was able to negotiate discounts on these figures. In the end, with the trade in, it was less than I thought it would be. Look forwarding to taking delivery of it at the end of this month. I might have to order a tall seat so that I can ride it too! Sadly, with my height and girth, the image of an elephant on a tricycle comes to mind.