I bought an R12 about a month ago, but really didn't get much chance to ride it until this weekend. I had it out almost all day on Saturday and I must say that it did not disappoint! I got a great deal. $6,000 OTD for a brand new (in crate) 2004 at my local dealer. I could have spent another $4,000 for a 2006 R12X, but honestly, I didn't think it was worth it. And after spending the weekend on some very choppy water, I must say that I was more than satisfied with the power the R12 had to offer. I have nothing but good things to say about the R12. I love it!