I was recently trying to make the same decision as you. Was on my second 05 and decided I wanted newer, more features. Yamaha was offering 0% but only for 90days then regular interest rates for remainder. Not interested. I had been looking at used ones and nothing really peaked my interest until local dealer had a 16ES with lots of farkels for what I thought was a good price. The previous owner had bought it new from same dealer and had taken great care of it. He had added a heated Bill Mayer leather seat, clearwater dimmable lights, Give top box with brake and running lights, crashbars front and rear, Yamaha touring windshield, adjustable bar risers and more. It had new tires and was just serviced. 18 k miles $10700. Its amazing how much smoother and more refined feeling the 16 is.