Local dealer has heard these rumors for 09: 1. EFI (this one's probably going to happen) 2. E start with no battery. kick start when the bike is cold, then when running, energy is stored for E start. i don't know how they can store energy with out a battery?? if the e start is coming, that really gets me excited. the WR is too heavy and i don't want to go orange. obviously, with an early release for the 08 models, the factory must be up to huge changes for 09...so then probably a later release for 09's, kinda like the late release on the highly modified 06's. these are just rumors, anyone else heard of these?