Your checkbook, 650 rider!
Can't speak to your preferences, but . . . I bought a new '07 off the lot, sitting next to a new '08 . . . I acknowledge the Generation 2's improvements, but . . . they weren't sufficient to steer me away from my preference for a Generation 1.
2012 or 2013? The difference between them, I feel, as George Wallace might have said, is the difference between tweedle dee and tweedle dum, alluding to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
You can't make a BAD decision among your choices, IMHO!
P.S. Exposed red plastic fades-to-pink rather quickly, in my observation.
Last edited by Damocles; 12-24-2013 at 08:42 AM.