Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bucharest, , Romania
2008 vs. 2006
Had an early 2006 for a year, now just received the new 2008. You may be interested if any difference. Yes it is.
- no high idle on 2008, it stays at about 1200 when cold and about 1050 after getting warm
- throttle is extremelly progressive and flat, i kinda liked the old K with rough acceleration, this one is behaving more like a Gold Wing.
- seat is changed, skin is different, also the foam, i suspect is closed cell, much much better, it is usable, dont know if i will change it. Also it is horisontal, it doesn't push you in the tank, I also think the big rubber washers at the back of rider seat are even bigger on new one.
- ESA may have improved software, I think it was better on bad roads set to "Comfort", even better than my other bike, the GSA1200, go figure.
One in all, yes, 2008 is different but not that much. If you ask me is a bit too lazy, maybe needs more breaking in, only 500km on it now. Damn, I forgot, we were two-up yesterday, maybe is OK.
Last edited by Doru-in-Romania; Apr 27th, 2008 at 12:35 am.