Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Morehead City NC
How many of your friends have a 12 or have indeed ridden one?Go for the 12, you won't regret it, but sound advice from Ihampel, it will bite you badly if you don't respect it, wet or dry.
Take the time breaking it in to get used to it and also to read the posts on this site, everything you could want to know and more is somewhere on the site and Easy probably knows where to find it.
Wish you luck and of course, the Silver ones are faster!
Speed kills play safe and buy a Honda!