Congrats on the new bike and the M endorsement. The Motorcycle Safety Course is exactly how I found out about the TW as the TW was what I rode on two of the four days of the course (and tested with a TW at the safety course). I didn't get the TW right away as I wanted a cruiser first, but I revisited the idea of getting one this spring, and purchased my new '09 about two months ago. It's a great little bike. I have yet to take it off road (real off-road), but the next time I travel to West Virginia, I'm putting that puppy on a trailer and am going exploring. Anyhow, enjoy your new bike, and stay safe out there.