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Traded in my 2011 Exec on a new 2013 yesterday. Many, many differences! I'm not fond of the white color, but it seems that is all there is. I do like the black wheels, less brake dust to show. I managed to get about 2 blocks from the dealer (45 miles from home) when the sky opened up. Had just enough time to pull over and get into my Frogg Toggs for the rest of the ride home. Tires with 1 mile on them in a heavy rain is no fun, but at least it was pretty much straight line riding. After getting home I started to dismantle the bike to start adding on the accumulated 6 years worth ( from my first Burgman '05) of modifications. Let me tell you, this body is WAY different than the others. They have eliminated a lot of screws and pins and gone with more locking plastic tabs. They eliminated the maintenance lid over the center hump and turned it into 3 pieces. The main center piece is NOT your friend. I needed to remove it to run my power and ground feeds to the front box area. The front box is now held on with just 2 screws and 2 pins instead of 6 screws. The handlebar covers are completely different, with just 2 pins holding both pieces on. The painted plastic of the front box area is going to pay the price of my keys rubbing on it, I can tell. My most major complaint is that my Clearview windshield would not fit on the '13, so it stayed on the '11. I hope they make one for the 2013. There is definitely a difference in the engine tuning and clutch/transmission. My '11 ran at 4000 rpm at 60 mph and this new one runs at 3400 at 60. It's going to be hard to observe the break-in rpm requirements again, but I know that if I do, the rewards will be a great machine!