Never owned a new bike before, so I figured I was due. I looked at all the different bikes and sat on all of them. I was all set to buy the 08 SV650SF but something kept calling me back to the naked. I've spent a year on a Ninja 250/XS400 so spare me the 'shouldn't have bought a new bike' hate. I paid MSRP (5999) out the door, including all fees/taxes/all that shit. Only put 50 miles on it so far, but man, I'm thrilled.