I was disappointed in the ride of my 2012. I was in hopes it would ride better than my 2008. It seems to have a harsher ride than my 08. I put 2,000 miles on it and decided to disable the anti-dive valve which I had done on my 2008. Now it is considerably better. I understood they had made an improvement on the suspension but I can not see any change. Has anyone notice a change in the ride? I like the bike fine other than the front suspension. I put progressive springs in my 2008 and I did not feel they did any help in the harsher ride. I think they improve the handling at high speeds in curves but I do not do that much of that kind of riding. I am not sorry I purchased the bike at all but do not see any changes from my 08 other than looks.