BTW, before I start, I don't post much (mainly because I don't know much) but I read here every day & it's a privilege for me to be a member of this community - because of ye, I have learned a lot. Anyways, seen one of these for the first time today - there's very few of them around here but, I must say, I think the front end looks brilliant, I love the beefy look of the front wheel & the wider forks. Looks far better than the skinny front of the previous model. I'm told it handles a lot better in cornering & that the shocks are better as well. I have been thinking of movin up a bit from the 883 sportyL, basically for a bit more punch, forward controls and the larger tank, and this bike really looks the business. Booked a test ride next week. Anybody out there got one? Would love to hear what you think. Thanks to all.