I am from Durban SA. We have awesome riding weather all year round. I took delivery of my new white CT Adv on fri 22-02-13. I am so stoked. What a awesome bike. I owned 2 GS's before, so am not new to the Adventure touring bike scene. My only dislikes, not negatives, of the bike are the ugly exhaust and small back tyre so have ordered a Akro slip on to sort the exhaust out. The small back tyre I will have to live with. I am battling to get after market accessories for the bike though. I want to fit headlight protector, rear hugger and wide footrests but can't get in SA at the moment. The first thing you will notice about the CT is how smooth and powerfull the bike is. Hope I get better service out the bike than the overrated, costly, clunking, whale GS's.