I'm with you. I saw one in Seattle at the Eastside dealer and was not as excited as I thought I would be. The bike looks like they bolted on whatever was left over in bins. Not very integrated looking in my opinion. No doubt it has more preformance than what procedes it.
Don't use the brakes! I use SimpleGreen. Just spray it on, quick wipe, and hose it off. Works great on the engine, too.
Get the new yellow stuff, it wont take your breath away if you happen to catch a wiff.
Sorry it took so long to reply ibthegator, everybody's got a cold at home so I'm Mr. Mom. I wanted the blue with the white stripe but it was sold the day before. So I bought the black with black wheels, I like it better matches all my gear.
Now if I can just rig some snow chains for when it snows. ;D
I also have the blue and white. The white wheels really make the bike stand out and the issue of keeping them clean is mute.
They are not that diffucult to keep clean in my opinion and is a small price to pay .