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Have you seen/heard/ridden a RIII yet?
I've seen both the red and the black and heard one in the shop. The bike has several detail points the show bike did not have. It comes stock with a load of chrome. In fact, most folks are asking the dealer how much stuff he'd put on it.
Comes off the sidestand easier than my Sprint, but you feel the weight when you go to roll it to or fro. The greatest thing, though, is the throttle response. It revs like a 600 sport bike! First gear is pretty much useless, from what I understand. 3rd, 4th and 5th aren't really necessary either.
It desperately needs some "off-road" pipes, though. Very quiet exhaust.
Glad I like my ST so much! If I didn't, I'd be scrounging around looking for stuff to sell to get one o' dem Rockets!