they where doing the up date trans repair. And test rode a left over Red 08 multi 1100S, and ended up leaving with it. It was brand new when I took for the test ride............................All I got to say is the GT1000 classic felt like a old car compared to a cadillac the multi. Ordered the comfort seats and trunk before I left. To my surprise the motor felt real good all stock. I had to install Termi kit on the GT just to get it to run right. I put 101 miles on the bike when I got home and changed the oil to get the worn metal out and it did have some like always on new stuff. Pretty neat bike and also looks good to me not ugly like I had been reading. The handling is great.