The well-worn points Brett and Jerry keep making are valid, but like the saying goes you trap more flies with honey than vinegar and their preachy tones tend to overlay the validity of the points, and preaching alienates. I like the idea of the brand new SR for same reasons as the nagging twins, while recognizing ours is a niche market. However I also see value in the transformer type bikes that don't appeal to me. Mind you, if I got a ten thousand dollar refund from Uncle Sam, first I'd spank myself liberally for over paying this year then I'd run down to the Honda shop and get an ABS free CB1100. Whoa! What about the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 with saddlebags? Hmm...It really is uncomfortable sitting on the fence!