alright, since I posed the question, I'll fess up to what I got taken for...
I am paying $12,280, out the door. I got nailed for the Freight and Setup too, but there isn't much I could do. The dealers know that the bike is going to be in demand, especially in the Spring. I have read reports that Suzuki plans a heavy production run of these bikes, so maybe there won't be a shortage, but what it boils down to (at least around Minneapolis/St Paul), is that if you want to KNOW that you will get this bike in the Spring, you gotta pay full nut, OR have a really good relationship with your dealer.
I had to dicker like hell to get 'em to knock a measley $99 off the sticker price.
J.C. Whitney--When only the very BEST will do.