Let me start by starting that while I owned a couple bikes in my youth, I haven't ridden in a loooong time. After a lot of research I've decided that a 650 vstrom seems like a solid choice to reintroduce myself to riding, and I've been pestering the sales staff at my local dealership. They don't have any '18s (or '17s for that matter) in stock, and won't until mid Feb. They did have a 2012 650 adventure, with 28,xxx on the clock, but they want $6999 for it. I'm going to to test ride it, but the price seems steep compared to a new bike ($8799 base, $9299 for the xt) adventure package or not. Just looking for some advice on a good price for the '12, or if I should just wait until the '18s get shipped.