Well, I have been lurking for several weeks now, and I decided to join in on the fun! I found out about the Slingshot a few weeks ago, right as the release happened, and set to work on finding out everything I could about this new machine. I went in and put down a deposit, and I am first on the list in Greensboro NC for a base model. I plan to get the windshield upgrade with a cover, and go from there. I have really enjoyed reading what everyone here has to say( I think I have scoured over every post in anticipation). This seems like a great group of folks! I am right there with you all, counting the days until I can get my butt in one of these awesome machines. I am more of a Jeep guy, rather than a motorcycle guy, but i think the slingshot will be a whole new level of open air fun! Here's to waiting! Cheers!