I finally found myself a nice first bike! After a long, 3500 mile driving (is it a half-cage if it's a convertible?) trip around Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah I got back home and could start bike-shopping in earnest. I immediately discovered that the selection had whittled down to maybe 1/3rd of what it was before the season started, and after looking at several old/high-mileage/expensive/dropped examples I found this: A 2007 S2 with only 14.500 km (9000 miles) on the odo, perfect history, flawless condition, decent tires, a givi rack, 12V outlet and Tomtom Rider for just 5.000 euros ($6300). It's even red for added sexiness and matches my helmet You can imagine my joy upon discovering it, as I had previously found only pre-2006 models with as much as 30.000 miles on them and various dings and scrapes at this price point. Most clean S2's have an asking price of over $8.500, so this was a real find. And yes, bikes are expensive here in the land of lakes and taxes. A new FZ8 costs around $13.000-14.000! Now, to put some more miles on it and maybe find a Givi or Kappa box for that luggage rack! My local store has Kappa K48Ns and K961N at reduced prices atm, any thoughts on either of those?