Originally Posted by itsatdm
I have a 2009 bike manufactured in 7/08. It had way too many recalls, and upgrades(fixes that did not warrant recalls because they did not endanger your life).
I have not had an issue in over 3yrs. Change the oil, check the clearance and go. It has never left me stranded.
A shaky start but I like it.
It is the Internet, not everything you read is true. Go enjoy your bike.
Itsatdm's assessment is virtually the same as mine with my 2009. Had I bought a 2012, my visits to the dealers would have been less frequent. I would expect the redesigned 2013 to be even better.
As for the suspension, just do the upgrades now, rather than "wearing out" the OEM components. You're buying the bike for recreation and pleasure, right? You will enjoy your expensive bike much more from the get-go.