Brand new 2018 Monster 821, the middle child between the 797 and 1200. I’ve always wished I had almost any other color than red for the Miata, but for a monster... I can’t imagine choosing anything else. There are 4 miles on the bike (it was a demo unit apparently) and it’s being sold at $3000 under MSRP due to “minor cosmetic damage”. So... It got dropped in the parking lot..?

Here’s hoping the damage is purely cosmetic and not too severe. If everything checks out, I’ll bring it home as soon as my helmet gets here. Or sooner, if I can get the dealership to throw some gear in. Might be worth a shot, no?