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    2007 vs 2008 GP1300R

    Hi folks,

    Can anyone tell me the differences between a 2007 and 2008 GP1300? I know there is a color change, but was anything else done?

    Right now I can still find some 07's and 08's and they are about $500 apart in price. I'm having a little trouble justifying $500 for a color change.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.


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    Oct 2006
    they're the same.

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    Hydrotherapy's Avatar
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    The Rock
    as you thought its just colour diffrence,i would pay the extra 500 for the blue,the black is mega looking but it marks real easy on the top deck

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    i absolutely hated the blue at first and wanted an 07, but when all my local marina had was an 08 i bought it anyway and fell in love with it. It looks wicked in person.
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    May 2009
    Miami, Florida, United States
    I am going to have to second that motion i went in looking for a used 07 in black and ended up with a new 08 blue its a fantastic color!

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    May 2007
    Titusville FL
    i like my black and gold but that blue looks cool too. i was thinking of painting my fairings blue.

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    there's a guy on here who was selling an 07 with 08 fairings and it looked so sick, made me wanna sell my 08 and do it!

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    "just sayin".. jetdave56's Avatar
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    there,s a throttle recall on the 07s is that for the 08s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdave56 View Post
    there,s a throttle recall on the 07s is that for the 08s?
    AFAIK, yes

  10. #10
    OK - so here's a silly question...

    For those of you with '08 models, what color registration numbers did you use. I see yamaha has matching blue/black number sets but I wonder if they have enough contrast against the hull to meet USCG requirements.

    Thanks again to you all for such helpful feedback.

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