They wanted to show me something. I came in and they walked me back to the warehouse and I saw this:
It was a brand new 2013 GSX-R1000 that had been damaged during shipping. I said, "I want it." Over the next couple months, they worked through lots of red tape with Suzuki, the shipping company, and the accountants to make this happen. Ultimately, I got a sweet deal on what was considered a totaled bike. Most of the damage is cosmetic; so for a race bike, it's perfect since I'll take all the street plastic and headlights off anyway.
I owe those guys a lot--they pulled off nothing short of a miracle to get this thing and by doing so, tremendously helped my move into the big bike classes for 2014!
More to come as the build progresses.