I don't think it's so much about feeling threatened, but about not wanting to embrace inuendo as fact. A lot of people jumped on the memo about the "pre-release" 09's like that info applied to all forthcoming Ninja 250s for 2009, when it only concerned the pre-release models. If that info becomes fact for all 2009s, that's fine with me, but it irks me when people start stating things about all the 2009 models as fact when no info about the true 2009 production run has been released by Kawasaki. Just because there is a void of information right now does not make it okay to float rumors based on memos to dealers that may have nothing to do with what we will actually see once Kawasaki updates it's web site with the 2009 Ninja. So far we have seen at least 2 slightly different colors, Blue and Diablo Black Metallic. It may be true that Kawasaki will have no Lime Green Ninjas in 2009, or they may introduce one in Candy Lime Green. To state anything as fact before the dealer meeting is concluded and the web site is updated with real information is just messing with people. Kelly's all ready to offer his "rare" Lime Green bike to the Smithsonian for a tidy sum, but will they pay less for it if Kawasaki decides at the last minute to offer a 2009 Ninja in Candy Lime Green? I think everyone should hold their water with speculations until we have some facts, which hopefully will be real soon.It seems like some people are threatened by the 09s coming out already or something. :wtf:
Every "I got an 09" thread has someone chiming in saying "OMG that's not a REAL 09. It's just an 08 called an 09."
What does it matter? :lol: It's the same bike.