Welcome to the forum. Glad to have someone on the forum with the history of bikes that you have, which will make your take on the FZ-10 an interesting one. Have you been considering any other new bikes aside from the FZ-10 before putting through the order?
Up until last year I have only had 2 new street bikes. 78 GS550 suzuki and a 85 Yamaha RZ350. That my friends was a long time ago.
I resisted riding anything new because I really liked my RZ ( I have had 5 of 'em). I made the mistake of riding the FZ-09 At Daytona Bike Week last year. I had to have one. Bought one, sold the RZ & bought a new Grom.
I usually buy used. Let someone else take the big dollar hit on a new machine. As of late I am purchasing new. I also never buy the first year of a new model. I am breaking all the rules with the 10! LOL
I really like the 09. Hate the seat (even with a Seat Concepts GP seat on it), feels like I am sitting on a 2x12 (stock seat). That is/was my major gripe with that machine.
Now the 10 I hear the seat is still less that perfect, or so I have read / watched.
I can't wait. I am all giddy like a schoolgirl going to the prom for the first time...