A little late joining this conversation. I too am looking to buy a t-bird at the optimal time to get the best price. Though I've not decided between the standard bike and the Storm I am sold on the 1700, which right now means a Storm or BB kit installation. By waiting until next spring to buy I'm wondering if the 2012 models will all come standard with the 1700 engine. If so, waiting for the 2012 model is both good and bad for me. That is, I would get the bike I want with the 1700 standard but likely at a higher price. Any thoughts on my thinking or lack thereof.
I believe the 2012 Storms will come Standard with ABS, which will notch the price up a bit.