Yeah, I figured this question would generate some abuse. Sort of the same reaction I got from one of the local Yama dealers this morning, when I stopped by to buy a few little parts, and asked him about it. Still, I need to know, as I said...no point in buying the FJR if my wife won't go with me.
A friend has offered to sell me his '05 ABS model, with a top box, and several thousand dollars worth of additional accessories, for $9,500. He's the sort takes such good care of his stuff it looks new when he thinks it's worn out. The heat coming off the engine, even after he did the usual, is still too much for him.