ChicagoFactory, I looked into the BMW also. Adjustable suspension with a button on the handlebar is cool, and the bike itself looks damn slick.
Mladin, my 600RR will probly get skins or something now. In August Ill get a full system for it (right now I have a Jardine slip on). The whoring will commence if I'm not glued to the seat of the Rod.
Riding around town became approximately 1000.99 % easier with the Rod. You're not a laid-back cruising style position like the VRod either, something that gave me fears. For instance, when a speed bump is under me, I can stand on the pegs instead of takin the bump right in the arse... You're in an FZ/SV -ish stance, and can last forever. The Brembos grip hard and I forget its 520 lbs. The only hangups I can see for others might be its unbelievably high stance, and the grips/levers are for 'big people'. Ever pull on an HD clutch? Get a grip strengthener. But even on the 1st ride home I upshifted without the clutch np. HydrO!
Oh yeah, I'm a HOG member now, hehe. I never saw that coming.