If you're just getting one to have one, sure, why spend more than you have to. A lot of hams are successful getting them programmed eventually and using them.
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'09 Kawasaki KLR650
'12 Gunnar Rockhound 29
"They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'" -- Samuel Butler