I've been reading this forum for the last couple of months, anticipating the purchase of an M109R. I have been riding the M50 for the last year and decided I wanted to upgrade. I am selling my m50 - so if anybody would like to help with that, here is the Craigslist link. I've just recently done a lot of upgrades to it: http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/mcy/3768295268.html I am very happy. I purchased the 2011 M109R Limited Edition Black with the Max Orange stripe and had it shipped here from Austin. That was a PITA but it all worked out in the end. Last night I installed the XTRE thanks to some posts here giving better directions than the manual - which was generic for a large number of Suzuki bikes. Anyway, I am happy to be a 9er now and I love the bike. I'm in Oklahoma City so if any other members would like to get together nearby - hit me up.