I took the plunge and traded my old 800 in on the new 1200. Getting the new one for 13k plus change and then my trade sealed the deal. It just made sense to me. Hey, my wife even let me back in the house after the first night....... Seriously, I just couldn't justify to myself the extra cost of upgrading my old bike and still not achieving the same ride the 1200 has. Thanks for everyone's opinion. Please keep posting what you think. I'll keep you posted on how the 1200 is as I log miles on it as soon as the snow goes away. Keep the rubber side down!