I had a 2009 M90 and loved the bike. It was written off this past summer so its gone now. While looking around for a newer bike to replace the M90 my wife suggested that we look at a M109r since it was always a dream bike of mine. We were looking at a matte grey discounted new 2017 model when we came across a nice new discounted 2016 model. Its in our garage now waiting for spring once the roads get cleaned up around here. I follow a lot of the forums and am sure that I'll be happy with this bike. It feels more comfortable to sit on than our M90 was but time will tell.