Hi Mikemike. I did get a bit of saddle time on the wee storm. I know they have a "cult following". Our problem with Suzuki (and the Bandit has been bloody GREAT) is the only dealer in the area (still a 2.5 hour ride, like the BMW dealer) sells cars as their main business. They don't stock much in the way of support. However, up in Canada, we do get all the colours! Even the white one. The only thing holding me back from pulling the trigger on the Beemer, is I have a DR650, and the Bandit is SO capable on the highways. That, and it could snow here any time....GRRRrrrr!