Aloha. I just dropped the down payment on an ST1 to be shipped to Hawaii.I think I paid too much considering its no longer the newest model. Kinda new to Ebikes. I got interested when I saw a guy on a Greyborg pass me in traffic. I caught up to him, asked what it was, and I have been hooked since. I have test rode the Elite, an A2B Kuo, Haibike, and the Platinum. The ride is so smooth, I knew it was what I wanted. Never thought I would spend this much on a bike, but I look at it as an investment. Funny, I was considering the ST2 for a short while. Spent several hours on Youtube looking at Court's reviews, and made the jump today. Any other Stromer riders in Hawaii? I look forward to gaining knowledge from the board.