I haven't been active on this forum for a couple of years now due to just not having the spare time, but I have been a member here since 2006. Also, I have been a VFR / Interceptor owner since 1990. After seeing some of the great deals out there on the 8th Gen, I decided to pick one up. I bought a brand new 2014 Standard for just $4999. I was planning to pick one up eventually but at that price, it was a no brainer to make the move. The Deluxe would have been nice, but for that price, I can live without it. Besides, my 6th Gen was a non-ABS model, so I'm not missing anything that I had before. I am currently in the process of installing the center stand and do think I will also be adding the heated hand grips. Now that I have the new ride, I plan to be more active on the forum again.