Karl, they're both 08, 990s.
To be honest, there are better in town motorcycles. They're fairly high compression V twins with a pretty light flywheel; which means that below 3000 rpm, they're kind of lumpy. Lumpy, meaning they're very responsive, and you feel every time one of those 500cc cylinders fire. They vibrate a bit. None of that bothers me. But if you're used to a nice, mild mannered 4 cylinder, you may get annoyed at the inherent characteristics of a 1000cc V2.
The other thing about a 990 Super Duke is, that like a lot of motorcycles, the radiator is kind of small. It doesn't like extended periods of idling on hot days. For some odd reason the Radiator fan comes on after the bike has already gotten pretty hot. Again, I've not had a problem with this. I've seen the red warning light for approximately 2 seconds, twice in the 22,000 miles I've put on the bike. But I don't do a lot of in town riding. A common modification is to install a fan switch so you can turn on the fan sooner, which supposedly works pretty well.
Those are the only 2 bad things about them that kind of stick out. One you can fix, the other you learn to live with. But on the plus side, the clutch, which is hydraulic, is pretty light. The gearbox is pretty much like any Honda. Doesn't put off a lot of heat. Lots of leg room, wide handle bar with decent leverage. Everybody notices the Orange one. We got several comments about the Orange one. The black one may as well be invisible.
I've always wondered why these things didn't sell better. They're great bikes.