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Hi,can anybody tell me what the differences are between the 2008 and the 09 models ? Thanx
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Colour and clear indicator lenses maybe ABS

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Samml hugger?

I believe there's been a small hugger added to the rear swing-arm.
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There is not a rear hugger, nor is ABS offer in the American version. The specs do say that it is about 25# heavier than the 2008 for some reason that I haven't discovered yet.

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It's not heavier, it's just how it's quoted. The 2007/8 models quote 181kg dry mass, but 2009 model quotes 206kg kerb mass. It's to do with EU specs that require a test mass with all fuids and a minimum fuel load (3/4, I think).
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That black on black is great looking and so is the moondust
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Color is the only difference I am aware of. Hopefully they fixed the wind screen vibration and the mirrors coming loose...

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Dayum! We're just now getting the green and blue in CA, and then you have to show me this. The stealth fighter look is freakin' cool!!
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SV, don't worry we don't get that color over here. Hey, you should be grateful your getting any color in the Republic.

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==>Hopefully they fixed the wind screen vibration and the mirrors coming loose..<==

I've had the mirrors come loose early on, but this is the first I've heard about wind screen vibration. Care to expand on that?

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most v's tend to get shaky at around 4k rpm. This is mainly up in the windscreen area.
Do a search in the forum for vibrations, actually I think it's stickied somewhere as well, and you will pull up plenty of threads discussing the issue, as well as numerous different way us different V riders found ways to cure said problem.


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SV, don't worry we don't get that color over here. Hey, you should be grateful your getting any color in the Republic.

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It's the little things to be grateful for, right? Blue, green, red...it's not anything that a wrench set and a few cans of Krylon can't fix.

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Where is that from? I have not seen that color on any of the non-USA sites. The black versions I've seen on Euro Kawi sites do not have a black frame or black wheels (and I've been looking!). I'm annoyed we (USA) didn't get silver or black in 2008 but happy we're not getting them in 2009 so that I don't have to be jealous of people who get the new one.

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