Allow me to retort: *700 miles. Not 7,000. It's a like-new bike. I'll post pics in a few minutes. *Agreed on the extras--they make sense financially and I would add them anyway. I've toyed with the idea of selling the stock KTM panniers and getting some TraX boxes because I think they look great. But we'll see. *Agreed. I'm waiting on Baja Phil right now (don't tell him, though--I don't want him to feel pressured). I won't even go to Edge to test ride the bike. *Regarding the BMW v KTM v Savings, I don't want anyone to misunderstand me. I LOVE the GSA and if I could replicate the deal I got screwed out of, I'd do it in a second. However, it's spring, I got a baby coming any day, and I'd like to get something in the garage soon. The dealer who sold the bike out from under me (ebay) said his wholesale buyer is looking for another bike. SO, here's my take (assuming I like Phil's KTM--tomorrow?): I'll see if I can get the Dakar shipped to me for ~$12,750 OTD (not tax). I'll wait to title it until I hear from the other dealer. It's not like I'm settling with the KTM--it might really blow my skirt up tomorrow and I'm hoping it does. But, the GSA was a 2011, 7k miles, all 3 metal panniers, BMW Nav IV, like new, for $15,500. My local dealer has one just like this, selling for $18K without the Nav. If I can get THAT kind of deal again, I'll do it again--and maybe resell it, who knows? Aside: I'm kind of a buy/sell whore. I'll normally find 2-3 bikes that I KNOW are good deals when I'm shopping for one. At times, I resell them and make $1,500-3K each, use that to mitigate the price of the other bike. Yeah, I don't think this kind of story is new--I'm glad I'm not the only sucker who gets their figurative butter churned by losers. I'm going to call the GM back and tell him I just can't get over the treatment--no matter the deal. OK, well, maybe I could if they gave it to me for $10k or something. Every man has his price. .