I picked up my new 2009 EX today from Honda and am very satisfied with it so far. I absolutely love the visibility you get in this vehicle and the ride is nice and smooth so far. Seems to be a very well built machine. Thanks to the members of this board who unknowingly helped me with my decision. I may post a bit here and there as I'm interested in delving into a few mods. Very helpful forum. Thanks. Oh, by the way, I am from Fargo, ND...yea, like the movie. It's cold here, that is all.