About 6 months ago I had to sell my BMW F800GS... Two kids in college, no job for the wife, and so on. It is wonderful what 6 months can bring about! I am going to pick up a brand new 2012 990 r from the local dealer either this weekend or next heated grips are the only option added in. Just a matter of getting over there to do so. It has been fun shopping, I looked all over the country, and when I found an out of state "deal" I liked, I went to the dealer asked him if he wanted my business. We worked it out! So, once again I'll be snooping the back roads here in Coloardo! Very exciting times indeed... This is my first KTM, I am looking forward to a long relationship, and many travels. Of course, this also means I have to sell my 07 XR650R - but I think that it will be OK... Although I'll miss the Honda, too. My hope is that I won't miss the BMW anymore!