Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and this is my first post. I've been lurking here for about a week and have gained a world of knowledge about the M50. I don't own one yet but my mind is pretty much made up for a new one in black. I was on the fence for a while with the C50 but chose the M because it looks tough as hell and I'm not real big on all of the chrome or the the rear fender on the C. As a matter of fact, when I do get one, one of the the first things I plan to do to it is customizing the rear fender and removing the front one. I like the minimalistic look. I currently ride an 04 GS500, my first bike. I will put it up for sale next week so as soon as it's gone I'm off to the dealer for my new M. My question is what is the average out the door price being paid for the M? I was at the dealer last week to look at one but since I wasn't ready to buy I didn't bother talking about price. The salesman did point to the price tag hanging from the mirror ($6999). I've never bought anything new, bike or car, but I have bought lots of used cars and I NEVER paid the original price told by the salesman. I'm just trying to prepare a realistic figure so that when I do negotiate, I get a fair(read:as close to free as possible) price.