Two friends have bought them, one having ridden a '91 model to Alaska last year. I rode one a short distance before it had many miles on it. You notice the larger forks and better brakes right away. Less weavy than the weedy 38 mm ones on the older bikes. Brakes are better enough to catch you attention too.
As for the increased power so far thats not really been evident. Roll ons with the older bikes don't show conclusively superiority for either. This is still early in the bikes life so things may change after some break in miles. Now less than 1000.
The bikes look pretty good, more modern, but thats layered over the same frame. The bulky shrouds on the side of the tank just apear to me to be ground magnets. Also for no reason the side covers are bulked out.
The seat is a posative improvment. The headlight throws out much more and whiter light than the old girls.
It's a new reality for the Krude,Rude Lewde.
ride,smile,repeat as nessasary