after 50k+ miles, my 09 C14 keeps running as or better than new. I do not have those heat issues, probably because I ride with touring boots.
I have consired trading it to get a MY12 but I see no advantage to justify the $$. Waiting for a next generation with the bigger engine and goodies like cruise control.
red 09 C14 ABS (gone with 59k miles); blue 13 C14 (new)
Remus HexaCone Ti, CF hugger,CB Ultra W'shield, GSG Sliders, Sargent seat
12 SuperT, black
Akrapovic, Givi W'shield, Kappa saddlebags...
11 Corvette, unmolested...