Well after a three month wait, my 1026R has finally arrived, will be delivered Monday, they were setting it up today but I got to drive it for a few minutes. As this is the first 1026R I have ever seen I will try and give you my first impression: (some comments are based upon comparison between my uncles 2210 and the 1026R)
Larger than what I had expected!
Not as plastic as I had been lead to believe based on some comments on this and other forums. Yes, the hood could be stiffer but don't drive with it up anyway!