Hi Whiteknuckle. Congratulations on your new bike! I’m sure you will love it. I bought the DCT version as well, last year, and it is great. I don’t miss the clutching and shifting at all (well, maybe just a little). I wouldn’t worry about the forks - the bike is great. The seat on your bike looks more comfortable than mine. And the traction control is something new. Enjoy your new bike!