Can anyone "in the know" tell me the differences? I'm trying to decide between the 2008 standard rocket vs a 2012 roadster. I know the 2012 has abs, but I'm not sure whats changed between the two models/years.
Sub;196084 Was there a big HP or driveability change? I understand the clutch is new and they played with HP and TQ #'s said:The Gauges are new with Gas gauge & gear position on the Roadster! The 08 has all the upgrades and is a Fine bike,but the closer Bars & moved back pegs or the best change for me. you can't go wrong with either one.
The Roadster uses a different exhaust that has to work around the ABS unit.Same engine, same gear ratios (I think) so if you tune them the same, they should produce the same power. The mid mounted pegs would be a big difference for me. Don't buy a bike for the bars or seat - you can always change them. The ABS would be a big selling point for me, but I'd like to try them first.