Well, been kicking around the a leftover 17 or a new AS. I am 6'5 so the AS has drawn me in, BUT, found a used 17 in great shape with tour a tech upper and lower guards, and knobby tires for 10.8k, vs the 15.5 for the DCT AS. Looking at a seat concepts seat, plus the knight lowering pegs (anyone use the off-road? There no off road disclaimer is worrisome), and risers, i might be able to achieve more room than the AS has stock. I would lose out on the other upgrades, but at almost a $5k premium, I am leaning towards the 17. It is the color I like, and I really like that someone else has to take the depreciation hit. I am pretty stoked about the adventure thing. Have and will be keep a monster 1200, bought a CRF250L in Feb that I sold 2 weeks ago, just too small for my size. Looking for thoughts one way or the other, might be pulling trigger this weekend.