Getting ready to step up from my Sportster. Did the demo ride on an 09 Ultra last weekend and I'm hooked. Talked to the one local dealer today and he would only offer $1K off of MSRP and it was not the color I wanted. Last week at the same dealer I was offered $2K off MSRP by a different sales person. Anyway, I have found an 08 Ultra with 87 miles on the clock at another dealer 65 miles away. I hope to look at the 08 tomorow morning if it is still available. Buying this bike would save me over $2K. What are the main differences bewteen the two years? I was told the 09 had cats in the mufflers and was drive by wire. Does the 08 have cats and drive by wire throttle? Any other reason to spend the extra $2k and get the 09 model? Not sure if the 08 has ABS but the dealer today wanted and extra $800 for any bike with ABS. (Was told ABS is factory option only). Is a bike not having ABS enough reason not to buy it?