None of the moto journalists have ridden it yet. Bike Magazine in the UK (where it's called the MT 09) recently reviewed it by spec and by company publicity reports--just as the American mags do. Apparently, no one is riding it for review until it's released to the public, and that's the rub.
Sounds like it will be great in terms of power, quality, and price, but what if it rides bad? I'm in line to get one based on the PR and faith that it will live up to the hype. I can hear my cynical friends telling me "I told you so" if it performs poorly or has major bugs. Patience is one of the virtues that missed me.
Anyone think it would be better to wait a year and read the reviews first?