You're right Toadride, but the thing that worries me is not the cold, it's the freaking 4 feet of snow we get as a warning to winter! (Perhaps it's time to discuss winter tires for the 800GS ) After my visit to the dealer yesterday, I came back to my senses and will still take delivery this season. He said that my configuration (yellow/abs/computer) will be there mid-oct. They are getting 2 next week, but not my configuration. I'll be able to see them in person, so I'll go take pictures to drool on.