Congrats on the purchase BT and welcome to the forums... XC is a great lookin bike and your right about the incentives... Just flew to Tenn and picked up one for the same reason...
One thing you might be disappointed in... GIVING up slowing down and leaning....
I think once you get in the XC saddle and get acclimated your going to find you will have a blast on the twisties and after you figure out some low cost "mods" and unleash that 106 that the power plant will amaze you.
You and the Mrs enjoy the new ride, you got to have some really great roads out there that your new XC will enjoy...
2011 White Vision - Nuvi 550, drilled baffels, Lowers, Lloydz 2nd filter, CB/Intercomm, 96 Brake LED's, Clear Signal lens/Switchbacks, VIC Hwy Pegs, Stebel Horn, 7Jurock 15" Shield, VFCIII, Lloyd ATS,
2004 V92 TC - Stage 1 flash, level 1 slip-on, Ness big sucker K&N, ISO Grips, 4x1.5 Highway Hawg Risers, extra chrome (never too much), JM 2k CB 4' antena, Mustang seat, HD Front TS & Lowers, OD Pulley
Retired Navy SCPO