Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Tex, the '18 has cornering ABS, is Euro-4 Emission Compliant(a hair less torque), a quieter taller and differently shaped windscreen, a black tachometer bezel, gas tank slightly narrowed at the rear, black seat support frame, black footpegs, black upper fork tubes, slightly modified clutch basket, different colors. The '18 comes standard with the lower cowl.
Depending on price and condition, in no way would any of that get me off my '14 DL1K and onto a '18.
For '18 the oem accessory 35L top box now has a backpad for the passenger. Also there is a new 55L top box, holds 2 full-face helmets, requires a different mounting pad(metal instead of plastic), and Suzi warns against using this larger box with the accessory side bags installed. Also...it's damn expensive.
The XT has anodized gold spoke wheels and hand guards.
The '18 also has 1-button push to start, and programming that raises idle speed to prevent stalling when you let out the clutch.
Last edited by MAZ4ME; 08-22-2018 at 10:15 PM.