When I say OTD, I mean "Out the Door". I was thinking of preordering one about 2 months ago. I had cash to spend on a bike, and that was the deal we negotioated. In the exact words of the saleswoman, "If you have cash, we can get you on a bike for $9000 out the door." I never put a deposit down, and I'm kinda starting to regret it.
The reason I didn't was, if you look back at all the magazine reviews of bikes, they all say the same thing about Kawis. (something to the effect of:) "Ample power, but weak brakes and the suspension could be improved." I knew the 10R was supposed to be super-powerful, but I just couldn't justify spending that much money on a bike I hadn't seen yet, nor heard anyone that had ridden one. I realize this a new model and a complete redesign, so there should be big improvements all around the bike. Maybe I'll snatch up the first used one if this bike lives up to some of the rumors that are floating around.