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I'm thinking to upgrade my 2nd bike which I keep for friends to use. It's been a fun, reliable bike but is now getting older so am thinking of trading up to a newer model. What will I notice better or different by doing so? If it's good I will start looking for a newer bike but if not I will just keep the current bike. Thanks so much.
 

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The newer bikes feel diffeent in power, likely due to different mapping to pass emissions. You have a more forward stance on newer bikes but they are very similar overall. I think the early bike had cylinder heads more likely to develop head gasket issues ass well. I like the TFT display and look personally but that is just my take on it.
 

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I've never ridden the newer ones, but sat on them and talked to few owners. the look a bit more soft in seat suspension and ride. I think the more exposed frame is cool, the light looks f in weird as ****. and I think they technically are heavier and have like a few less horse. But it probably doesn't matter. I don't think you'll notice that much different unless you go to a significant cc increase or something. Try doing fun upgrades to your current bike? Sprockett remap exhause ect.
 

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My 2cents.
If you want your friends to have the best riding experience possible on the 1st or 2nd series 390, upgrade the suspension front & rear and put a 140 tyre on the rear rim.
If you want to impress them more, install a Rapid Bike Race and a DNA air filter (pull the snorkel off).
 
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