Well, I decided to wait it out for a red DCT. I'm being told August, but my dealer also admitted that it was within the realms of possibility that it could slip even further beyond that so who knows.
In the meantime, I've just bought a 2nd hand Kawasaki KLR650 from a mate who, with good timing, had just put it up for sale. I must admit, I didn't think I'd be spending my summer on a KLR, but it is what it is.
So this is goodbye for a while fellas, reading about Africa Twins every day while I'm waiting almost 6 months to get it is going to drive me crazy, so I'm going to take a break from the forum. Hopefully by the time I get back on here, we will be in a wonderful new era of working heated grips and crash bars that everyone can agree upon. Enjoy your summer riding guys, see you all later in the year!