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Old 12-02-2012, 09:08 PM   #15
tlwood99
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Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Dallas
Oddometer: 151
My two cents: Never buy new. I own an 09 and had a little experience with a 10. The improvements of the newer motor were lost on me and the 10 is little loud going in and out of campgrounds late at night and early in the morning. I see the differences between the 08-12 to be very slight.

If I were spending money I would look for the best price on a low mileage well cared for bike 08 or newer (and I too like the GS over the GSA). If that bike doesn't satisfy (which would shock me) you will be in a better position in a couple of years to get one of the new wetheads which I expect will be a game changer.

Buying used I wouldn't let ESA affect my decision one way or the other. I am replacing mine with non-ESA Ohlins.
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