Okay currently have a Yamaha fz6r. It was my first bike and I learned how to ride on it. However I am almost 6 ft and 230 lbs. Seems like the 600cc just struggles 7000rpm to go 70mph. I would like a more comfortable bike with more power. Sat on a 2010 and it was great, and it looks like you can put bar risers on pretty easy. Main question comes down to major differences between buy a leftover 2010 at a great deal or getting a brand new 2012. I know the new bike comes with traction control and I am pretty sure the 2010 doesn't.