New bikes are usually released around September/October (correct me if I'm wrong). Usually in late fall/early winter you can get good deals on that year's bike 'cause the dealers want to clear them out to make room for the new bikes. If you're price-sensitive wait until the winter and start talking to dealers. It'll be easier to work a deal.
As for the Gixxer, it's a great (and fast) bike. Just be sure that you're comfortable on it. It's got very "racey" ergos that make long rides somewhat uncomfortable/painful.