I had an 08 oil burner and sold it and upgraded to the 09, we now have 14,000 miles and we couldn't ask for a better bike.. I looked at the 2010 model and didn't see any thing other than price, Kawasaki is not know from making quantmum leap engineering changes from year to year in a given model, if it works don't fix it. There are some dealer stuck with old inventory 09's, if they are offering a significat discount I'd take the 09.
There was a wiring routing and muffler mounting nut tightening recall, neither of which are big deals, we didn't get our done until late in the game and there were no issues. Some bikes would chafe and short the harness and the muffler would come loose if the mounting bolts were not torqued.
We bought our 09 in December of 08 for $5,800 out the door, I had herd others bought theirs for $5,600 OTD.
Last edited by wrench; 07-05-2010 at 11:30 AM.