it's actually a leftover '12 model. With some decent rebates and 0% Suzuki was throwing out there, I figured why not. Basically rode sportbikes for the past 18 years, but over the last 8 years, I've fallen in love with the more upright seating position. Anyway, I like to get away from time to time, and thought this bike would fit my needs perfectly. Still have my 05 DRZ-SM for the "fun" days.