My rationale is this: I was riding the Burgman scooter past its design limits on the trip to Las Vegas. Therefore, I needed a new machine. Ergo, I signed the papers on a new Honda NT700 motorcycle at a dealership in Dallas, and rode it home.
That's my story and I'm sticking with it!
And yes - though it is a 2010 model year, it is new. Honda still makes the bike, but stopped importing them to the US in 2011 after only two years of trying to sell them here. I literally bought it at cost.