Wonder if the aftermarket will follow Yamaha's lead with the new muffler design or if they will stick to the current designs?I like the muffler shorter if they are still able to keep it quiet and make good power. I agree, I like the short look much better, hope white brothers follows suit and shortens the carbon pro a bit. Looks like I can skip o8 for a new bike and wait for 09 as their still seams to be little improvement over 06. Probably like 03-05 small changes and then a huge change in 06. I guess we will just have to wait a year to find out. Enjoy your 08's everyone that buys them.