Im getting really good vibes from this model.
It seems to be the only affordable, sporty Alfine bike on the market that can take luggage rack, fenders and is disc-friendly with tabs and EBB.
Other Alfine designs seem to lack disc fittings, luggage and/or fender eyelets. The ones that do are very staid, upright models or carry a big brand premium price with "steal-me" labels.
My LBS happens to be a Dahon dealer and will try and get one.
I heard that Dahon were really pushing this model. In reality, I think people like me are pulling it and all they need do is get it into the shops Real Soon Now.