Had a discussion at the PB300 in New Jersey about the date of manufacture of another fellow's SE. He thought his bike was manufactured in '08. I was under the impression that they were all manufactured in the same run, then warehoused and distributed over the next few years, just changing the vinyl plastic a little to call them "New". Is that correct? Mine was one of the first on the East Coast of the US. I got it in '06, although it was called an '07. On the frame, it clearly states that it was manufactured in June of '06. Vin number is VKBVE44027M927429. Any of you East Coasters have a Vin number that's older (not sure which numbers are relevant to determine that....) Just curious. Don't think there was ever a better dual sport built for the larger dirt bike rider. Love mine so much that I sold the 520 EXC a couple of years ago.